Food Hack: We Recreate Tia Maria Cantina’s Sangria for All You 20-SomethingsAugust 12, 2014
Any college-town watering hole has its share of students drinking out of joy, sorrow, or until they have something to regret the morning after. From 2004 to May 2012, Tia Maria’s Cantina on Katipunan Avenue was where college students in and around Loyola Heights, Quezon City celebrated their highs and lows over suspiciously cheap pitchers of Weng Wengs and Sangria.
Most of those who have crawled or staggered out of Cantina have grown up to be more discerning of what’s in their booze, but there are days where a drink to remember simpler times is in order. Cantina may be long gone, but you can recreate those bittersweet memories with leftover alcohol or the cheapest bottles of booze and soda from your nearest supermarket.
If you remember this drink from Cantina, chances are you can’t handle hangovers or drunken consequences as well as you used to. Drink responsibly, and don’t text or drive while drunk.
Total Time: 5 minutes
Yield: 1 large pitcher, good for 7 people
- 1 bottle (750ml) equivalent of leftover red wine, the cheaper the better
- 1/2 of a 500ml bottle of Royal Tru Orange
- a splash of Sprite
- 1 cup chopped up mix fruits
- the lost hopes and dreams of twenty-somethings
- Mix the wine, Royal, and Sprite together.
- Top it off with chopped mix fruits.
- Serve chilled, or not.