Little Miss Mary Sunshine (fleur325) wrote in frugalindulgent,
Little Miss Mary Sunshine

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I am cleaning my apartment as we speak. It seems like such a waste to clean for nothing, so I am planning a party. I have a bar in my apartment, so a cocktail party seems like a natural idea. Those things tend to cost a lot of money, however.

Not on "Good Deal" on FoodTV, though. This is a show hosted by Dave Lieberman. Granted, the stuff he is cooking is slightly more expensive and complicated than opening a bag of chips, but still relatively cheap and easy.

I just caught the episode where he hosts a Happy Hour. He makes a few appetizers and a white wine sangria. The sangria looks pretty easy, and cheap-ish. A punch is always cheaper than individual drinks, after all.

Here is the recipe for the white wine sangria:

2 (750-ml) bottles white wine, chilled
1 cup brandy (you can buy a small bottle)
2 navel oranges, sliced
1 lemon, sliced
1 lime, sliced
1/4 cup superfine sugar

Pour the wine and brandy over the fruit and sugar in a large serving bowl. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. Stick a ladle in the sangria so people can serve themselves and have a full bucket of ice by the side of the bowl. (Don't let the ice run out.) Serves 12-15 for well under 20 bucks.
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