Because the weather is so ideally suited for something tropical, I've put together a batch of hibiscus sangria.
The recipe can be found in 101 Sangrias and Pitcher Drinks, a book I'd never laid eyes on until Sunday, when I found it in a gift shop in one of the local tourist traps. (I love tourist traps, by the way. I shouldn't, but I do.)
While I won't do a full review, I will say that, aside from a fairly pricey and kind of quirky ingredient (um, Hendrick's Gin anyone?), the assembly is simple, fast, and I can do it practically from memory.
There's a lovely batch steeping in the fridge and it will be ready for imbibing, poolside, tomorrow afternoon.
When in Rome, right?