Raspberry Peach White Sangria

It’s a wicked scorchah!
It reached 100 on Friday in the Boston area, so when I got home from work, I felt compelled to make some Sangria!
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Sangria is such a perfect summer drink and no matter what fruity combinations you try, it’s impossible to go wrong! Here’s one of my favorites to make.

Raspberry Peach White Sangria

You’ll need:

  • Ripe peaches (I used both white flesh and the regular type for color variation)
  • Raspberries
  • White wine (I used Chardonnay, but you can use anything you like!)
  • Ginger Ale

To make, cut the peaches into slices and fill the bottom of a pitcher with the peaches and raspberries (I always go heavy on the fruit!). Fill the pitcher about halfway with wine (I used a little more than half a bottle), let soak 30mins to an hour in the fridge, covered.
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When ready to drink, pour in the ginger ale (enough to fill pitcher or to taste). Stir and sip. Enjoy!
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More Sangria Tastiness
Here’s another recipe I really like for white wine Sangria when you’re looking for something more citrus-y

And when you just want the traditional red, here’s one you should try (we modified this a bit to make it easier, and it turned out delicious!)!
All you’ll need is:

  • 1 large orange, cut into round slices
  • 1 lemon, cut into round slices
  • Ginger ale
  • 2 Buck Chuck (Trader Joe’s red wine)

For the rare times when there’s leftover fruit in the pitcher, here’s a fun treat you can endulge in…
Just top the fruit off with Vanilla ice Cream!!
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What’s your go to for Sangria? Do you have any favorite combinations? Favorite recipes?

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A Taste of Summer | LemonBerry Sangria

Summer is my very favorite time of year in New England. I love the warm weather and all the fun recipes that go along with it. I was so excited when I found this one on Pinterest. First of all I love Sangria but I’ve never tried making it myself. This recipe looked easy enough for me to attempt and when I decided to have a girl’s Bachelorette Season Finale party at my house, I knew this was the one I had to make (it was pink in the picture!).

Things I learned in my process of making this recipe twice:

  1. It’s hard to mess up Sangria
  2. You can never have too much fruit
  3. You can never make enough. 🙂

white lemon strawberry sangriaWhite Strawberry Lemon Sangria, courtesy of Kitchen Treaty

Ingredients
  • 2 lemons, thinly sliced
  • 1 apple, cored and sliced (any kind)
  • 1 cup strawberries, hulled and sliced lengthwise
  • 1 750 ml bottle white wine (I used Lucky Duck Chardonnay)
  • 1/2 cup white rum
  • 4 cups lemon-lime soda (I used Sprite)
Preparation
  1. Add lemon slices to a large pitcher. Follow with the apples, then strawberry slices.
  2. Pour the wine and rum over the top.
  3. Cover and place in the refrigerator for 4 – 5 hours.
  4. Take out of the refrigerator and add the soda. Add a few pieces of the fruit to your glass and pour sangria over to serve.
  5. ENJOY a glass (or two) with some friends and get outside before it’s too late to enjoy!

Sangria, the finished product

Drink | Peaches & Cream Daiquiri

I’m a big fan of icy cold drinks. Milkshakes, margaritas, daiquiris, smoothies… you know what I’m talking about. When I was at home, after a long day of sailing, we decided we had to have a daiquiri night. My mom was sure we had everything we needed, so I got the blender set up and looked in the freezer and fridge. I found some recipes online for peach daiquiris, but I believe when it comes to putting things in the blender, you can go off-recipe. It’s all about adding more of this or that. Because I’m always adding more of something, I end up making a crazy amount of whatever I’m blending, but that’s not usually a bad thing. 🙂

Peaches & Cream Daiquiri

For this “Daiquiri” I combined:

  • Frozen peaches since it’s not quite peach season
  • Milk
  • Ice and a little water
  • Rum
  • Vanilla ice cream (because the frozen peaches weren’t sweet enough!)

Drink | A Refreshing Summer Cocktail….for the long winter

My bartender — I mean my husband — came home on Friday night! After almost 6 weeks he is finally home for good so we have been celebrating. Tonight we decided we’d have a little movie marathon.

But first, cocktails!

Colby used our shaker and mixed:

  • Ice
  • Pineapple juice
  • Orange juice
  • Rum (we just used Bacardi)

Simple and super delicious!

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You should definitely try these 🙂