Heeeeeey!!! Someone’s getting better at food photography.
Or actually, both!
But, seriously. I’m pretty jazzed about these photos. The sangria looks super vibrant and delicious, which is actually pretty amazing. Because when I first made this drink and took the photos it was not delicious at all.
You wouldn’t think, but it actually takes forrrrr-evvvvv-errrrr to do these kinds of posts. Usually what I have to do is improvise. Otherwise I would get nothing done every day.
So here’s what happens: I’ll make a drink. Take photos. Then taste. And then tweak.
Or sometimes, if I’m feeling really crazy, I don’t tweak. I just think, “Hey this would taste a lot better if I added maple syrup”. And then I just write a completely different recipe.
It’s super scientific.
But what doesn’t taste better with maple syrup?
- red wine (don't use your best red, my red wine came from a box)
- 1/2 oz triple sec
- 1/2 oz lime juice
- 1 oz maple syrup (add more or less depending on desired sweetness)
- 1/2 can flavored sparkling water (I used cran-raspberry La Croix)
- 3 strawberries, diced
- lime wedge, for garnish
- Add ice to a wine glass and then fill half-way with red wine.
- Add triple sec, lime juice, and maple syrup.
- Pour sparkling water over the top to fill the remainder of the glass. Stir.
- Garnish with fresh strawberries and lime wedge.
- Stemless wine glasses are all the rage.