Sunday, December 5, 2010

Fun Facts about Sangria

Sangria: Amazing.

After having returned safely from a housewarming party, warmed by conversation with good friends, plenty of food and drink, and loads of general pre-holiday cheer, I am happy to report that I have learned the following things:
  1. Triple sec has alcohol in it. This probably isn’t news to most people, but as a mostly-beer-drinker, I didn’t know. I had always assumed, despite somehow ending up with a couple of bottles of triple sec in my liquor cabinet for several years, that it was just an alcohol-free mixer, like 7-Up, tonic, or Miller Lite. However, Mrs. Some Guy was pretty sure that triple sec—an important ingredient in sangria, which was served at the housewarming party—was indeed alcohol, so I looked it up when we got home, and she was right.
  2. Sangria is amazing. I learned this particular lesson forty-six times as I drove home. Sangria, as it turns out, has several kinds of alcohol in it.
  3. Amazing, believe it or not, can be pronounced as a seven- or eight-syllable word.


  1. Sangria IS amazing! This was my first successful reintroduction to red wine since the last wine tasting party we held... 4 or 5 years ago... and I was able to sip without instantly gagging at the smell or being completely repulsed by the taste! AMAZING healing powers!

  2. Jess, that gives me hope that some day I may be able to taste straight vodka again. I'm not holding my breath, though.