Ring the bell, it's time for Last Call, where JK Grence, bartender at Shady's, serves up booze advice and recipes. Got a burning question for your bartender? Leave it in the comments and it might be answered in a future column.
Congratulations, you've almost made it to Labor Day Weekend, the ceremonial Last Day of Summer. At many parties and barbecues this weekend, people everywhere will crack open a nice cold beer. Indeed, even I, your faithful cocktail muse, will likely enjoy a couple of brews with friends this weekend. But, there's another option that barely takes any more effort than opening a beer. That option is sangria. Everyone seems to think their recipe is best. And, many of them are pretty good; sangria is a laid-back drink that takes well to variation. Really good sangria is more about solid technique than any specific recipe. Here's how to take your sangria to the next level.