• Ingredients

    1 magnum or 2 bottles dry white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio

    2 oranges

    4 limes

    2 lemon

    1/2 cup Grand Marnier or Orange Liqueur

    10 fresh mint sprigs

    Method

    Cut orange, lemon and limes into slices and combine in a large pitcher. Mix in white wine and Grand Marnier. Let chill for 2 hours.

    Just before serving add:  pint club soda

    Mix well, pour Sangria into glasses, top with fresh mint.

    George's Bruschetta

    Makes 12 Servings

    Ingredients

    3 cups seeded and diced plum tomatoes

    24 cloves caramelized garlic

    2 Tablespoons grated parmesan cheese

    Salt and pepper, to taste

    30 slices French Baguette, sliced 3/4 inch thick

    1/4 cup olive oil

    6 basil leaves, chopped

    Method

    To make the topping, combine the tomatoes, garlic, salt and pepper.

    Brush the bread on both sides with olive oil and grill 10 to 15 seconds on each side. Press down on the bread with a spatula so that the bread picks up grill marks.

    When the bread is grilled, top off the slices evenly with the tomato mixture and place them in a foil pan on the grill. Close the hood and heat for 4 to 5 minutes. Remove the pan and sprinkle each bruschetta with basil and parmesan cheese. Serve with Smoked Bacon Dip

    Smoked Bacon Dip

    Makes about 3 cups

    Ingredients

    1/4 pound slab bacon, cut in to small dice and brown until crisp

    3/4 cup olive oil mayonnaise

    3/4 cup sour cream

    1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard

    1 head caramelized garlic

    1/4 cup olive oil

    Juice of 1/2 lemon

    1/4 cup basil fresh chives, chopped

    Method

    Mix all ingredients except bacon. Refrigerate for one hour to combine flavors. Just before serving top with crisp bacon pieces.

    Gazpacho

    Makes 10 servings