Country Girl has a helluva story brewing, but it might take a bit to get it posted seeing as how it involves medical emergencies, sex (well, almost), knowing somebody who knows somebody and a child doing what she ought not.
In honor of the trials and near-miss homicides she experienced this week, I am offering up a slap-your-momma-good recipe for a bucket-size cocktail.
Lift a glass in her honor and pray to God you never cross her.
1 Orange, sliced
1 Lemon, sliced
1/4 cup Powdered Sugar
1 bottle Spanish Red Wine
1/2 cup Cognac
1/2 cup Grand Mariner
1/4 cup Orange Juice, fresh-squeezed
1 cup Club Soda
In a punch bowl/mixing bowl, combine the fruit with the sugar and muddle. Add wine through juice. Chill.
Before serving, add Club Soda. Ladle Sangria into glasses half-filled with ice and garnish with a...oh, who the hell wants to bother with a garnish? Drink. Repeat.
Post Script: The Ladies, who my mother insisted wouldn't drink, guzzled this stuff at her party last weekend. Either they are all closet alcoholics or this shit is goo-ood.