Thursday, December 01, 2005

Claret lemonade

Does anyone even call it claret anymore? It's red wine I'm talking about here, of course. Sometimes I want a little drinky but I don't want anything complicated. Or all I have in the house is cheap red wine. It's at those times that I make:

Claret lemonade

4 oz cheap red wine
1 oz simple syrup
3/4 oz fresh lemon juice

Stir together in a tumbler, add ice and maybe a lemon wheel if you feel up to a garnish, and enjoy. This is surprisingly good and quite tasty in the summertime, too, in lieu of sangria. Goes down very fast...

3 comments:

Nancy said...

Hi, I am a first time reader -- visiting from The Yellow Wallpaper. This recipe sounds very yummy, I'll have to give it a try!

Sugarmama said...

Hi, Nancy--glad you found me! Do try it. It's quite tasty and a great means of making cheap wine more palatable.

Mommygoth said...

God, I do love that stuff, and it really is better if you use the crap wine that comes in a jug with a screw cap. Hmmmmmmmmm, may need to have some of that.