Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins
A merienda is a kind of high tea, common throughout Spain, taken between 5 and 6 p.m. In the provinces of the Basque country, according to "The Classic Cooking of Spain," ardangozatza is a drink that is typically enjoyed throughout the meal.
- 3 lemons (the rind)
- 1 1⁄3 cups red wine
- 1 1⁄3 cups white wine
- 1⁄2 cup sugar (more or less, to taste)
- Put the rind of 3 lemons in 5 1/3 cups of water.
- Add the red and white wines, sugar to taste and chill for 24 hours.
- Serve - do not add ice cubes.
What a lovely way to have afternoon tea. Almost like a lighter version and certainly easier to make; of mulled wine. I made this the day before, cutting it down to a one person serving and enjoyed it sitting on the balcony, watching the storm clouds move in over the city. The slight taste of lemon gives it just that little extra tang that I so enjoy. I think the hardest part would be remembering to make it up a day in advance. Made for Photo Tag December 2012.