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Make a Pitcher of 100 Montaditos Sangria For Your July Fourth Picnic

The July Fourth weather forecast is calling for yet another 90 degree day with a million percent humidity.

The good news? Other than the usual afternoon boomers, it looks like we won't get rained out. The bad news? It's going to be hot and muggy. You know what you need? In ice cold, refreshing pitcher of sangria.

What's that, you say? Sangria isn't patriotic enough for you to serve on Independence Day? May we remind you that it was King Ferdinand of Spain who financed Christopher Columbus' journey to the New World.

With that in mind, here's a recipe for sangria, courtesy of 100 Montaditos. Make it at home in ten minutes flat or drink it there for $4 a mug or $10 a pitcher.

See also: 100 Montaditos Opens in Plantation

Original Spanish Sangria

Makes six servings

One bottle red wine of your choice (cabernets, riojas, and merlots work well)

Equal parts 7-Up, Sprite, or any sparkling lemon drink

A glass of liquor (ideally brandy, whiskey, or Cointreau)

1 peach

1 apple

1 orange

10 oz. sugar

Chop all the fruit into bite sized pieces and put aside. Pour the wine, liquor and soda drink into a punch bowl. Add the sugar. Add fresh fruit and a lot of ice. Let it rest for about 10 minutes in a cool place and serve.

Hint: Want to make your sangria really say July Fourth? Substitute a dry white wine for the red wine and add blueberries in with the rest of the fruit! Garnish with little American flags.

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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