If I am to be truthful with you, and I strive to be, I really didn't care who won. I don't even know what "offsides" means. Both countries in the finals allow for marriage equality after all and that is the traditional barometer of whom I root for in world league events. No, I had another theme in mind. One I couldn't exactly share with my guests. You see, all my menu choices were made in order to further my goal of cleaning out my refrigerator and freezer before my vacation ended.
True story. So for the next few food entries here, each is made with something I needed to get rid of. Sangria Blanca was quite refreshing and fashionable, but it also allowed me to get rid of that bottle of white wine that I had no idea what it was except that it was Spanish. Good wine and bad wine tastes pretty good when you doctor it up like this. Give it a try!
- 1 bottle Spanish white white. Stick to a non oaky white or fruity chardonnay.
- 1 dozen Rainer cherries
- 1 large or 2 small peaches, sectioned with skins on
- 1 T orange liqueur (or any clear fruit liqueur or brandy)
- 1 T simple syrup
- soda water
Mix first five ingredients in a pitcher and chill in refrigerator for up to 4 hours. To serve, pour into chilled glass or over ice. Garnish with a few pieces of the macerated fruit. Top with soda water or to taste.