Wisdom & a Cocktail: Citrus Sangria + Salvador Dalí

Our friend Lynzee Nolan {writer extraordinaire, funny lady, and LA denizen} joins us today to drop some wisdom, pour some good, and make yet another generation of woman fall in love with Dalí.

Gather your pitchers and sit back for the surreal.

The weekend is beginning, and the most fabulous month is in full swing.  Could life be any sweeter?  Always.  And with this ambrosial libation sweating in your hand, the sweetness is most certainly guaranteed…along with a little Spanish flair.

Citrus Sangria

What you’ll need:

3 bottles pinot grigio

{4 if you’re drinking on the job}

1 1/2 c brandy

3/4 c orange liqueur

1/2 c sugar

3 oranges, thinly sliced (pick Valencia, they’re in season)

2 limes, thinly sliced

The beautiful thing about this recipe is you can play around: try using kumquats or blood oranges if you come across them at the store.  Also if you don’t already have any large pitchers, now is a good excuse to buy a couple. 


Combine the pinot grigio, brandy and orange liqueur in the pitcher (or pitchers, depending on the size).  Stir in the sugar until it dissolves.  Toss in all the citrus slices.  If you can’t wait to let it sit in the fridge overnight (worth it), at least hold your horses for an hour. 

Upon your second glass of this devilishly tasty cocktail, you’ll probably end up langorously spread upon the couch, much like the melting clocks in Salvador Dalí’s The Persistence of Memory.  So consider these words from the always-mischievous Spanish painter:

“In order to acquire a growing and lasting respect in society, it is a good thing, if you possess great talent, to give, early in your youth, a very hard kick to the right shin of the society that you love.  After that, be a snob.”

This kind of weird image is from here.

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