July 18, 2011

Sangria - YUM.

Who doesn't love sangria? I know some people don't enjoy it because it's too sweet. I think that's a bunch of bologna...so delicious!

Usually I work on Sundays, but I had yesterday off. (Woohoo!) I took it off just to go to a really fun BBQ with a childhood friend, her husband, my sister, her boyfriend, another couple, and of course V went with me.

We had a delicious BBQ - with sangria to start and strawberry trifle to end. (With board games in between all of the feasting!)

Amazing time with wonderful, wonderful people.

Adorable addition to sangria pitcher!


The sangria was amazing - seriously one of the best I've had. I have the "secret" recipe for it. AND - I'm going to share it with you. ;)


Ingredients:
-1 1/2 liters red table wine
-1 cup grenadine
-2 cups cranberry juice
-1 1/4 cups sweet vermouth
-strawberries (cut)
-oranges (sliced thin)
-crushed ice

Sugar Water:
-1/2 cup sugar
-1/2 cup water (half sugar, half water)


Directions:
1- Dissolve the sugar in water in a large container (at least 1 gallon)
2- Combine the sugar water and the remaining ingredients (excluding the crushed ice).
3- Place in the refrigerator at least 4-5 hours.  If possible leave overnight.
4- Pour mix, including fruit, into a serving glass and add the crushed ice.


What did you do this weekend? Hope it was absolutely fantastic!












P.S.- I'm having trouble figuring out what "type" of blog I am...I'm obviously not a mom blog- not a beauty blog... what am I?! I need help figuring out my niche :)

17 comments:

  1. Love sangria! I've never made my own though. I just usually buy a bottle of ready made and add fruit. I like it with blueberries and granny smith apples!

    I never have figured out what type of blog I am, LOL. A little bit of everything I guess ;-)

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  2. I loveeeee Sangria!!!! I prefer white, but I will drink either/or ... it is my go-to-drink! I get sad when I am somewhere that does not offer Sangria!!! :)

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  3. I love sangria in the summer too! Thanks for the recipe. And thanks too for your visit to my blog and comment this morning. I'm not sure how you found me, but I'm so glad you did.

    Hugs,
    Kat

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  4. Me again. Forgot to mention...I've been blogging over 5 years and I still can't describe my blog...it's not a cooking blog or a photography blog or a decorating blog. etc. It's just a way to record my life and what's going on. Sometimes it's silly and sometimes I have recipe, but usually it's just whatever I feel like sharing. Don't stress out over it...just do your "thang".

    Hugs,
    Kat

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  5. This sounds like am amazing sangria recipe!!! Thanks for sharing the secret recipe ... I'll have to give it a try...xo HHL

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  6. Mmmmmm..I love sangria! I never added sweet vermouth to mine, so I'll try that next time I make it as I'm sure it adds a nice "kick"!

    I been blogging almost 5 years and i don't know how to categorize my blog either..I just cal it a "life" blog :) Have fun with it!

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  7. mMmMmM...you are making me thirsty!! That looks amazing

    And after you blog for awhile, you will find out what you are. It looks to me like you are a 'lifestyle' blog :) It's looking so cute so far!

    Coley at
    www.whatyoumakeit-coley.blogspot.com

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  8. I've been looking for a good recipe, thanks for this one. Great for a heatwave!

    Newest follower!

    www.barefootbysea.blogspot.com

    Jessica

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  9. @Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea

    No problem, Jess! Let me know if you wind up using it, how you like it. YES...awful heat wave :( Boo.

    Thanks for following - I'm following you back too! ox

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  10. @Coley

    Thanks, Coley for your thoughts!! I think you're right :) ox

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  11. @Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti

    Next time you make it, Pat...be sure to let me know how you like it :) Also, thanks for the advice..you're right - as long as I'm enjoying myself, that's all that matters! ox

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  12. @HHL

    If you try it...let me know how you like it dear! ox

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  13. @Justabeachkat

    I'm not sure how I found you either! Oh, the beauty of the internet ;)

    Thanks for your advice - much appreciated!! No stress...no fun! No way ;)

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  14. @Vicki

    What kind of place DOESN'T offer sangria?! ;)

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  15. @Lisa @ Two Bears Farm

    A little bit of everything for sure - which makes it into the fantastic blog you are:)

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  16. Cami I love your site and will try your Sangria, it sounds very refreshing!!

    xoxo
    Karena

    Art by Karena

    Do come and enter my new Giveaway, a very special painting! Then on to a beauty giveaway!

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  17. like it! :)

    If you want, follow me and I'll follow you back. :)
    http://liberty-walk-sara.blogspot.com/

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