Summer is here and with it of comes those long hot days and long hot nights. And hot days mean a hot and thirsty family. My wife and I use those big thirst quenching quart jars and make up handy grab n go beverages. But if you're having s few friends over, you can go through a pitcher of your favorite beverage in seconds.
A couple of weeks ago I attended the graduation of not one, but TWO daughters who graduated from the same college at the same time (and both with honors! - Oh but I do digress.) Afterward there was a party where the beverages were kept, not in a pitcher in the fridge, but in one of these big glass dispensers. Each holds about 3-4 gallons of cool refreshment and can be kept cold by sitting them in a shallow pan of ice. Perfect. I refilled my glass of Peach (or was it mango) Sangria more times than I care to admit. (ok, 4 times. I didn't say I didn't know how many, I said I didn't want to admit how many.)
I found this display the following week and gave considerable thought to picking one up for the fridge. They appear to be hand made with cork or plastic seals so it would be easy to keep things fresh. Perfect for those long hot Southern summer days when the light goes on and on and the kids can't be kept indoors. Yeah, good times.
I wonder if brother Bubba (the retired school teacher) has made any wine lately. It's good wine for Sangria or for removing varnish from old furniture. (and again, I digress. )