Losing power in this heat has driven us to do desperate things.
First, I used my frozen breast milk to beg power from my neighbor’s generator. No man likes to dwell on that image! Then, as the temperature on the ground floor of our home reached intolerable levels, my husband went out and fought strangers for the last generator on the Home Depot truck. And when the new generator and portable AC just recirculated the hot air, I begged again. This time for a little basement space in a friend’s house with power for my sister and her kids who had just flown in for California.
This heat wave is insane. Even when we finally got our power back, it was too hot to cook or concoct anything other than a refreshing white raspberry sangria. In this heat, just lifting the glass to my lips seemed like too much effort.
This sparkling sangria couldn’t be easier to throw together with just three ingredients: a white sparkling Spanish wine called Albero, a bottle of Sprite, and a few raspberries. If you’re lucky enough to have a working ice cube maker, a little chink of ice will only improve your drink. A cool glass of this sangria is all you need to get through this heat wave.
- 1 Bottle of Albero White Sparkling Spanish Wine (or substitute a dry, sweet white wine)
- 2 Cups of Sprite
- 1/2 cup of raspberries
- Pour the wine in a carafe.
- Add the sprite and the raspberries.
- Stir. Add a few ice cubes. Serve. Enjoy, ideally on a shaded porch, rocking slowly on a rocking chair in a light breeze.