Pineapple Sangria

I have entered my mad scientist phase once more. It’s ok. I’m have a chemistry background & I like to drink.

So i find a Gallo Pineapple wine (a blend with favoring). It being tropical drink night, well what does one do? Find pineapple juice, rum & some kind of juice…and play.

Sangria is wine with sweetness and alcohol. Playing with a white wine means lighter alcohol. Rum, flavored or unflavored, it is the prefect choice.

Cherry Brandy had a great mild taste to complement the pineapple. I had a Dole Orange Strawberry Banana drink to use. Banana was flavor I needed. Orange would have worked, as a Triple Sec liquor would add same orange tone. But we want at least 2 distinct flavors to give full flavor. Tasting alcohol is not the goal here. So we honey.

So what do I have here. For 2 large wine glasses the recipe follows:

Take a shaker

Add 2 shots of rum

1 shot of cherry brandy

2 oz pineapple juice

2 oz of Orange Strawberry Orange

1/2 tablespoon of honey

Shake these till they foam.

Take wine glasses fill 1/3 with crushed ice & pour wine to level of ice. Add the mix from the shaker. Enjoy.

Kiwi Strawberry Smoothie 


The Kitchen Sink Smoothie almost!  Ok, I’m using bits and pieces here.  I need to use a kiwi and a couple bananas.  But where to go here?  How about strawberries, grapes, substituting spring mix for spinach and kale? It’s that or go shopping.

Mad Scientist List:

One Kiwi (very ripe with skin)

Twelve Strawberries

One Cup Red Grapes

Two Bananas

Two handfuls Spring Salad Mix

2/3 Cup Vanilla Whey Powder

1 1/2 Cup Almond Milk

Start with the almond milk, spring mix and whey powder in blender.  Purée until completely smooth.  Add the kiwi  sliced into quarters and the grapes blending into smooth. Finish with the bananas and halved strawberries.  If you are drink it immediately freeze the bananas and use frozen strawberries.