Classic Spanish Sangria.....This is an authentic version of the popular wine drink. You can add any fruit that you want, but I find that apples and pears absorb all the rum. This one is not diluted with carbonated beverages. I have much success with red Burgundy wine and white rum, though spiced rum is nice too.
Brenda’s Sweet Watermelon Tea For one gallon: 5 black tea bags (we use good ol’ Lipton) Gallon water 3/4 C sugar 3 c watermelon puree, (peeled, seeded watermelon, pureed in a blender) 2 zprigs of Thai basil lightly mashed and bruised to release its aromatics Lots of ice Tiny watermelon wedges for garnish Bring water to a simmer. Remove from heat then add tea bags and sugar. Stir. Let cool completely then add watermelon puree and basil. Pour over ice and garnish.