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Nov 1, 2013

Another Apple Recipe!

Today’s recipe comes from Andrea at the blog Dishing Up the Dirt. She takes gorgeous photos and blogs about healthy and fresh eating. 
The recipe is an Spiced Apple Cider Champagne Cocktail and sounds perfect for the holidays coming up. I look forward to trying it. The simple recipe is below.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 ounces Tennessee Cider (you can sub apple brandy if you cannot find Tennessee Cider)
  • 2 ounce fresh apple cider
  • 3-4 ounces chilled champagne

PREPARATION

  1. Pour the Tennessee Cider into the bottom of each glass. Add the champagne and top with a splash of the fresh apple cider.
  2. Enjoy!
Autumn Apple Cider Sangria w/ CHAMPAGNE!!!
via @kiran_. The whole story is on her blog: kirantarun.com/food.
INGREDIENTS:
3 honey crisp apples, sliced
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup halved dried figs
1 cup Cabernet Sauvignon (any fruity red wine would do)
3 cups apple cider
4 whole cinnamon sticks
1/2 tbsp whole cloves
1/8 tsp grated nutmeg
PREPARATION:
In a tall pitcher, add all ingredients. Mix and refrigerate overnight.
To serve, add sangria in a fancy-schmancy glass and top it with some bubbly champagne!
Salud! 
Oct 19, 2013 / 4 notes

Autumn Apple Cider Sangria w/ CHAMPAGNE!!!

via @kiran_. The whole story is on her blog: kirantarun.com/food.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 honey crisp apples, sliced
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup halved dried figs
  • 1 cup Cabernet Sauvignon (any fruity red wine would do)
  • 3 cups apple cider
  • 4 whole cinnamon sticks
  • 1/2 tbsp whole cloves
  • 1/8 tsp grated nutmeg

PREPARATION:

  1. In a tall pitcher, add all ingredients. Mix and refrigerate overnight.
  2. To serve, add sangria in a fancy-schmancy glass and top it with some bubbly champagne!

Salud! 

Another winning recipe from brit:

Mulled cider isn’t just for the holidays—check out 3 ways to make it.
Oct 1, 2013 / 16 notes

Another winning recipe from brit:

Mulled cider isn’t just for the holidays—check out 3 ways to make it.

Sep 27, 2013

Fan Photo Friday w/ #SANGRIADIARIES

Every so often I like to check in on Instagram to find any photos tagged with #sangriadiaries and browse. Here is a recent favorite from my college friend Hazel who lives in Seattle. She enjoyed this drink on the South Lake Union Patio this past summer.

Would love to see any and all of your favorite drink photos w/ #sangriadiaries

Sep 26, 2013 / 3 notes

Ok it is Fall time…

The official start to Autumn has come and gone. I am currently on set in New Jersey and got my introduction to Apple Cider donuts, I was happy. I saw this recipe on pinterest and had to share- it looks like a great ‘huddle up on your porch and welcome the fall weather’ kind of drink. Salud!

image via brit

Jul 24, 2013

My lovely girlfriends hosted a bridal shower for me over the weekend. As you can imagine a shower with me as guest of honor would definitely not be complete without a sangria station. My friend Amanda put together the most legit and adorable sangria set up I have ever seen.

We of course had a blanca and a roja option complete with the summer hosting must have: mason drinking jars and fun straws.

Hope this inspires you for your next adventure in hosting! 

Jul 10, 2013

Hi! Happy July! I have been neglecting this cute little tumblr. But had to share some pics from my twitter-friend Danielle. She just shared these pics of a beer-gria she made for friends recently. You can see her post here.

Thanks for sharing Dani!!!

Jun 12, 2013 / 1 note

Blood Orange Sangria

Today’s recipe comes from my lifelong friend Elizabeth. Eliz is living the adventurous life in Colorado- more details to come soon on an edition of Sangria is Better w/ Friends

She shared her recipe with me that she made for her ‘book club’ , they do activities — like vodka infusing and bucket-list writing — instead of feeling guilty if they didn’t finish a book.

I am happy to report that a previous post I had done about blood orange San Pellegrino inspired her. Here is her recipe: I mixed Pinot Grigio + San Pellegrino blood orange (per your post!) + frozen fruit (mix w/ pina, mango, strawberries) + big ass mint leaves from the garden. 

Thanks Eliz & salud!

Jun 4, 2013

Refreshing Faux Sangria

This is actually not a sangria it has all the fixings of one minus the wine. After a week of sangria & mai tais in Hawaii I owed my body a rest from the hard stuff. We were with our friends in their beautiful SF house enjoying a dinner party pre night time flight home, most were enjoying tequila and wine. I held myself back and worked up a refreshing mocktail that even a few of the other guests requested.

I mixed together pellegrino, limeade, mint leaves, raspberries & strawberries.

Try for yourself!

May 30, 2013 / 2 notes

Rhubarb & Prosecco Sangria

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Today’s post comes via Katie at the Kitchen Door. She calls this drink a spritzer but it has all the goings on of a delicious sangria. Rhubarb is in season now so go scoop some up out of your garden or from your local market and try this one out. 

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Katie asked that you visit her blog for the recipe. Salud!

May 29, 2013 / 3 notes

More from Maui! As I noted last week- we went to Hawaii and enjoyed sangria on the beach. Other food and drink favorites include: passion fruit margaritas, espresso along with gruyere & spinach crepes at Cafe Des Amis in our favorite little town Paia, pina coladas and mai tais too!

I also did some shopping and dreamed of buying the beaded vest above but if was about $700 out of price range. I did scoop up some fun bracelets and a tie dye dress that I love.

It was an incredible vacation- so nice to unplug from work. Thanks for the good times Maui & the familes of Empire Green!

Not quite sure what is going on here. But I think I like it!
May 8, 2013 / 43 notes

Not quite sure what is going on here. But I think I like it!

(via ohheyswifty)