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!
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!
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.
Katie asked that you visit her blog for the recipe. Salud!
Make yourself a promise- you will enjoy the sunshine this weekend, chop some fruit, get a bottle of wine and add your sweetener of choice.
If you by chance are making some sangria this weekend- DO tag it with #sangriadiaries so I can see all your handy work.
My little series picks back up right now with part three:
Today I introduce you to my soon to be sister in law (wow) Kendra. She recently moved to the Central Oregon Coast with her man Mitch and their three dogs. Kendra is dedicating her free time to living and working off the land. She is busy converting her parent’s property into a working farm. One recent accomplishment is acquiring 10 little chicks to produce lots and lots of eggs.
When Kendra is not busy farming she is an excellent crafter. Her and Mitch give the best handmade Christmas presents every year.
Kendra is a whiskey princess and you will see why I say that with her answers here: Favorite drink: whiskey- hot toddies. Favorite drink to make in a pinch when folks are coming over: Ideally, fresh lime & ginger juice with whiskey and ice.
And of course we all are wondering Kendra’s sangria of choice: the ones I make with bubbles (how sweet).
Follow along with Kendra’s updates from the coast at www.sowoodsy.com
It is only Tuesday but our weather report already has me thinking about the weekend. Temps in the 70’s Friday- Sunday!!! This is an Easter weekend miracle. Warm temps make me think of cool treats. Popsicles of course are one of those things. I spied this recipe on a friends Pinterest board- per usual.
These are Maple Brown Derby Cocktail Pops. Not your traditional popsicle and not your traditional sangria recipe either. They of course would work well for almost any drink recipe- I see some sangria popsicles in my future.
2 1/2 cups fresh squeezed ruby red grapefruit juice (about 4 medium grapefruits)
1/3-1/2 cup pure maple syrup (depending on how sweet your fruit is)
1 ounce bourbon
a few dashes of bitters
In a mixing bowl whisk together all of the ingredients to combine. Divide the liquid between the 10 ice pop molds and freeze for 1 hour* before inserting popsicle sticks. Continue to freeze for several hours until frozen solid.
*You can soak/saturate the sticks in boiling water before making the pops, so you can insert the sticks immediately without waiting for the pops to set up. I always forget, though!
recipe & image via hungrygirlporvida.com