Tequila Sangria: Chop up a mix of your favorite sangria fruit. I like to do apples, orange, lemon and limes. (Pineapple is fantastic, too). -Set the fruit in your sangria pitchers, and then sprinkle with sugar to lightly coat. Top with tequila (enough to cover the fruit) and set in the fridge, covered, overnight. -The next morning, add your cheap red wine and some fresh citrus juice (orange, lime, lemon or a mix all work well!). Cover and allow to cool in the fridge until serving.
Flavored ice such as rosemary lemonade, ginger or apple juice, or watermelon cubes in the shape of long cylinder tubes, Watermelon cubes go with white rum, gin, vodka, a little bit of citrus and a little bit of sugar. Set out flavored cubes along with white spirits like tequila, vodka and gin, as well as mint and citrus juices for a party. Whiskeys, aged tequilas and dark rums tend to go better with winter flavors such as stone fruits, ginger, peach and apples.