**Photo pictured was of me at Fortina restaurant, drinking their sangria, but the recipe I am sharing is my homemade recipe! Once we have our own place and I can make fun drinks at home again, I’ll share my own drink photos**
If you didn’t already know, when I first started serving at 17 years old, I also started learning how to bartend within the short year following. Luckily, the restaurant I worked at was fairly new, and the owners had went to in depth bartending training and were able to pass the knowledge down and train me first hand in any and all things cocktail related. In the beginning, I remember looking at the shaker cup and the ingredients and thinking, “How am I ever going to remember the ingredients for all of these drinks, in addition to the ratio of each in it.” I was intimidated at first, but after making my first cocktail, I realized that this was probably one of the most awesome jobs!
Growing up, I would mix shampoos with body wash and all these random things into a concoction, so I guess I always had it in me. LMAO – I become a natural at mixing the perfect drink in no time, and ever since, I have always had a love for it. Most people knock bartenders down or categorize them into this certain stereotype. I see bartending as an art, as a creative outlet and place to meet new friends! With 10+ years of bartending skills under my belt, I have played around with so many different recipes that I have made my own, and I’ve created my own concoctions which I sometimes will make at parties or during the holidays with our friends and family. I guess I just have a natural knack now for knowing which ingredients would mesh well with each other and form the perfect drank! I am thinking about making this a series and sharing all of my recipes with you guys, because I know it can be really fun and exciting to try new drinks and I really think you will love them. Over time, I have definitely perfected my sangria recipe, so I’m sharing the secret with you today.
What you’ll need:
- Bacardi Rum
- Red wine (I usually use cabernet with this recipe)
- Triple Sec
- Watermelon Schnapps
- Peach Schnapps
- Fresh fruit wedges
How to make it:
- Muddle a piece of lemon, lime, orange and cherry together.
- Add rest of liquid ingredients.
- Shake well and pour into a sangria cup!