I am a creature of habit. I find comfort in routines and schedules. In fact, if you called me up at 10:30 in the morning and asked me to go to lunch, I would spend the next hour and half having a serious internal struggle about the merits of going to lunch versus continuing on with my lunch as I originally planned. This inner conflict makes absolutely no sense since more often than not, what is originally planned does not actually involve any plans – at least none that can’t be changed for one day. I desperately want to be that spontaneous person that does things like make last-minute lunch plans, but internally, I resist it to my very core.
Sangria is the perfect party drink. It almost pains me to say that because you could argue that my favorite drink, margaritas (plural because why would you just have one?), is the ultimate party drink because they contain tequila and tequila = party, plain and simple. Sadly, not everyone shares my affinity for tequila, or margaritas, so sangria has more crowd appeal. Sangria can also be made fairly inexpensively, which is also helpful if you are serving lots of people. You can use whatever ordinary wine is currently on sale at the liquor store and no one ever knows because you are infusing it with lots of different flavors.