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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Nick's peach sangria. Memories of basis new american

such a pretty dining room
   Once upon a time there was a magical place. It wasn't big, it wasn't well known but it was very-very cool. It was a little neighborhood restaurant called "basis new-american." (lower case on purpose)
A well thought out menu, a dynamic and eclectic wine list (thank you very much) and a terrific staff made this place magic. Sadly it closed in July of 2010. A victim of the crappy economy. I miss the calamari. It was unlike any you've ever had.


basis played host to my WHS RAMS right before the end. Everyone had a good time.
the WHS RAMS send their love to our friend DEE
The cool kids table

Ol' buddies !

 Once upon a time our owner came to me with a drink special idea. "Twinkles" he said. (that was my nick-name) How 'bout a Sangria or something like that? OK. So I went through all my books and magazines and I put this together. We served it every summer until the end.

The formula is simple:

Keep in mind we made this in huge volumes so if you don't need this much, reduce. C'mon you can do math right?



12 ripe peaches pitted and sliced
1 bottle of Riesling 750 ml
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup peach schnapps
1 bottle of peach nectar (this can be tough to find) 38 oz
1 bottle of white grape juice 64oz
handful of fresh raspberries
one orange sliced
2 lemons sliced

Combine everything in a large container and let it soak overnight. Pour over ice in a large glass and garnish with some of the peach slices and a few raspberries. One glass makes everything so much better.
Two makes everything fantastic.





yes please

Tonight we're Cooking poor, DRINKING rich. Get your grub on. Ciao.





3 comments:

  1. Love to my co-workers. Pete, Amber, Lisa and Keith. Steve Short, Thank you for everything.

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  2. Having a glass of your super delicious peach sangria as I type. I will definately have to keep this recipe.
    yummmmmyyyyyyyy

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  3. shecant glashhh.....sheers snick

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