Julius Caesar didn’t really pay much heed to his advisor when he was told to “beware the Ides of March.” But with the help of Shakespeare and/or the Cliff Notes version, we have learned from the mistakes of our ancestors. The lesson being, today is not a good day to be a dictator. So, if you fear that your minions may try to assassinate you upon the Ides of March, try sharing the wealth to keep their resentment at bay with this refreshing sangria. And even if they try to come at you, after a few sips of this sangria they very well may miss…

Roman Holiday Sangria
2 Ripe Peaches, pitted & sliced
1 cup Red Seedless Grapes
1 cup Green Seedless Grapes
2 Lemon Slices
2 oz. Peach Brandy
1 oz. Lemon Liquer
1 tbps Sugar
1 Bottle of Dry Wite Wine (Pinot Grigio recommended)
12 oz. Prosecco
3 Cups of Ice

How to:
In a large glass pitcher, combine the peach slices, grapes and lemon slices. Add the peach brandy, and sugar, and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Slowly pour in the white wine, stirring gently. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or as long as overnight. When ready to serve, add the Prosecco and stir gently. Fill glasses with ice. Slowly pour sangria into glasses allowing the fruit pieces to fall into the glasses. Recipe found via