Cocktail Corner: Passion Fruit – Sparkling Wine Sangria

On our recent visit to Panama we discovered a delicious flavor of Sangria. Omar at Tantalo Rooftop Bar in Casco Viejo, Panama shared with us his recipe for a Champagne Passion Fruit Sangria. It was so refreshing! Especially in the heat of summertime in Panama. Recently we decided to recreate this wonderful drink at home for our Cocktail Corner with delightful results. This is the perfect drink to share with friends on Memorial Day! Continue reading

Cocktail Corner: Springtime Sangria

Springtime Sangria

Last weekend we had a few visitors! My brother Rob came in for the weekend and we had an unexpected visit from my husband’s college roommate Todd on Saturday. While we were overjoyed to see Rob and Todd I quickly realized that my husband Raf didn’t have any beer to offer them! Seeing some fruit leftover in the fruit bowl reminded me of our recent trip to Spain where we tasted the most delicious sangrias in every city/region we visited (Madrid, Barcelona, Seville & Toledo). Every restaurant that we visited in each city had their own version of sangria. Each was unique and tasty! After a quick perusal of our bar, I decided to surprise them with Springtime Sangrias! We were sitting around the kitchen island chatting and laughing while the Sangria was easily prepared. It was a delicious ruby red brandy-inspired sangria that everyone loved…hope you enjoy it too!   Continue reading