Friday, July 3, 2009

July 4th- Stay refreshed!

...with a fun popsicle

...or stay cool shopping indoors. I don't really do white shoes (do have some flat sandals trimmed in silver though), but love these red and blue Gucci heels!!!

...or make a batch of this white sangria I made last weekend. Many people didn't realize that there are white sangrias. I, personally, prefer the white because you won't wake up the next morning feeling like a truck ran over, backed up and ran over your head again! This is tasty.


6 tablespoons of sugar
6 shots Triple Sec liqueur
1 lime, sliced
1 lemon, sliced
2 ripe peaches, sliced
1 green apple, diced (It called for 3, but thought that would be too much)
2 bottles white Rioja Spanish wine or other dry white wine
sparkling soda to top off glasses if desired. We forgot and didn't miss it!!

Combine sugar, triple sec, lime, lemon, peaches and apples in a large pitcher. Cover with wine and chill several hours. To serve, spoon fruits into glasses first (from pitcher)adding a few fresh raspberries in each glass. Pour wine over fruit. Top with a splash of soda water if desired.

Makes about 14 glasses...more like 12.

Happy Fourth to you all!! Be safe!!


Belle said...

Thanks so much for the recipe!! I've been skimming drinks on the internet all morning trying to come up with something to serve tonight. We're having friends over to sit around the fire (it's only 68 degrees here right now!!)have drinks and watch fireworks over the river. This is perfect!
Have a great weekend!

Pink in a sea of blue said...

Belle- Sounds fun! Make sure you let the sangria chill a few hours! It just hit 80 degrees here. Waiting on hubby to bring the boat to our house from storage. We're off for a day at the lake and a picnic.

Anonymous said...

Mmmmmmm, Sangria!