Photo by me, taken for TampaBay.Metromix.com in 2011
Over the weekend my mom had a party and I wanted to bring Sangria for all the girls to enjoy. Thanks to an awesome bartender's tip I got my hands on a delicious Sangria recipe that was such a hit at the party that everyone asked for the recipe. Here it is:
What You Will Need:
- 4-6 shots of Brandy (depending on how strong you want the liquor content)
- 4-6 shots of Triple Sec (depending on how strong you want the liquor content)
- 2 shots of OJ
- 2 cups of Sprite (if you would rather have more alcohol sub Champagne for the Sprite.)
- 1 3Liter Bottle of Carlo Rossi Sangria Wine
- 2 cans of fruit cocktail in juice (NOT SYRUP)
Since it produces enough Sangria to make two pitchers, to make it easier on myself I poured half the Carlo Rossi Sangria Wine into one pitcher and the other half into a second pitcher. To each pitcher of wine I added 2-3 shots of brandy, 2-3 shots of Triple Sec, 1 shot of OJ, 1 cup of sprite and 1 can of fruit cocktail in juice. Don't drain the can of fruit cocktail! Add the whole thing. The sweet juice takes away the bitterness of the wine so there isn't an aftertaste.
Mix it all up and let it sit for about 4-6 hours prior to drinking. Stir it before serving.YUM!
Halloween is fast approaching and even though ghost
hunting happens all year round, the number of tours and hunts will
increase for the spooky season. Ghost hunting can be scary but you ain't
scared of no ghost! If you are looking for ghosts in the Tampa Bay
area, here's a list of spots to get your paranormal hunt started.
has long been believed that The Tampa Theatre in downtown Tampa is
haunted. The Tampa Theatre hosts tours frequently and there are reports
of unexplained movement, orbs, shadows and disappearances. Many of the
staff have their own tales of things that have happened a throughout
October the theater will be inviting people to learn more about the
ghosts that allegedly haunt the building.