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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Impromptu Girls Night with White Wine Sangria

What started out as a normal Saturday, turned into a really fun night!  I casually asked a friend to come over for some drinks and it turned into 3 friends coming over for drinks and food!  Can't beat that.  I love impromptu gatherings.

A few yummy snacks included some of my old faves:

And this lovely put a smile on your face make the day so much better cocktail.  It was the first time I had ever made sangria.  I sent a tweet out to a few folks hinting for a good recipe and got a drink that is a cross between an Iowa Girl Eats and a Sunny Anderson concoction.

Lets just say I WILL be making it again.

White Wine Sangria
1 bottle wine
1 lemon, cut into wedges
1 orange, cut into wedges
handful of blueberries
2 T. sugar
1 shot brandy or run
2-3 c. ginger ale or club soda

In a large pitcher, pour in wine.  Add in chopped lemon, oranges, sugar and shot of alcohol.  With a wooden spoon muddle the fruit together and stir until sugar is dissolved.  Chill for at least an hour.

Right before serving add in ginger ale or club soda.  Fill glasses with more fruit, including blueberries and ice.  Pour and serve.

I'm not going to lie there is a little of this left in the fridge and I may have had a glass with my lunch and I just might have a little later tonight.  Why not?

What is your favorite summer cocktail?  Alcohol or not, what quenches your thirst?

Hands down I'm a beer girl, but everyone once in awhile I try not to be a guy and drink something fruity:)

Would you like to comment?

  1. I love sangria but I've never had white wine! Looks delish!

  2. I love Sangria... red or white. I also love hard cider, or a corona.... though I'm pregnant so my beverage choices this summer have been different variations of fresh squeezed lemonade.

  3. I've only had red wine sangria, but I have to tell you, I would much prefer your version!

    I am a beer girl too - sadly I like Sam Adams - their regular 12 ounce beer is 5 points though - boo!

  4. i love sangria... looks amazing- Hope yall had a blast!

  5. Bonnie at sweet lifeAugust 22, 2011 at 8:24 PM

    love sangria!! but I do love beer also, with my sunday football!!

  6. My son's first b-day is coming up-I need to make those dips! I love red wine sangria, but your version looks like something I'd reall enjoy.

  7. Jolene (Everydayfoodie)August 24, 2011 at 10:18 AM

    Non-alcoholic = water.
    Alcoholic = Mojito or beer.