As of late, my other half Matty has been trying (with all his might) to avoid wheat products. He doesn't have Celiac disease or anything, but has decided to give it a go for a while, to see if he notices a difference in his overall mood. For a kid who was cranking out pasta dough a few months ago, this is no small feat. By proxy, as the one who is cooking a lot of the time, I am somewhat abhorring to his new diet. We're eating a lot of rice noodles these days.
One thing Matt has always had an affinity for, long before the wheat-free revolution, however, is rye whiskey. Old Overholt is a brand of such, made 100% from rye and ridiculously cheap for being as good as it is. While not much of a whiskey drinker myself, I can still appreciate it from time to time. This sangria had the slightest hint of bourbon, which was just enough for it to lend a little, well, "manliness" to a classically girly drink.
What it's Made of:
- 1 regular sized bottle (somewhat cheap) Shiraz (I used Yellowtail)
- Juice of 2 limes
- Juice of 2 oranges (plus slices to garnish)
- 2 shots Old Overholt
- Splash of Blackberry Brandy (optional)
- Fruit to garnish (I threw in some pineapple chunks and green grapes)
How it's Made:
- Combine wine, lime and orange juice, whiskey, brandy and fruit in a pitcher
- Pour over ice, filling glass 3/4ths of the way
- Top with Sprite and garnish with orange slice