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Paella Party!

Celebrate warm summer nights at home with a bring-your-own-plate paella party

Photo by Shannon Lee Images

Nothing says summer quite like entertaining at home al fresco. When your guests arrive, escort them to the courtyard or garden where you’ve placed a large pot of steaming paella center stage on a long family-style table. Carafes of sangria will add pops of color and let your guests serve up their own goblets of summery delight. As the scent of saffron-infused paella fills the air, the sangria will fuel the fun. Add the melodic sounds of Spanish music and the scene will be set for a long magical evening.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sangria, Three Ways

White Wine Sangria:

  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • orange slices
  • lime slices
  • lemon slices
  • diced green apples
  • ½ liter of club soda
  • 1 bottle Chardonnay

Red Wine Sangria:

  • 1½ cups rum,
  • ½ cup white sugar,
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • lemon slices
  • orange slices
  • lime slices
  • 1 bottle dry red wine (try a Spanish rioja)

Rosé Sangria:

  • ½ liter club
  • soda
  • sliced nectarines
  • green apple cubes
  • lemon slices
  • lime slices
  • orange slices
  • 1 bottle dry French rosé

Mix each in a carafe, refrigerate overnight, and serve with ice.

Nick & Aleah’s Playlist

Ruben Romero, Flamenco Southwest
Rodrigo y Gabriela, 11:11
Los Lonely Boys, Los Lonely Boys

To kick it up a notch, we often hire Spanish guitarists.

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