Monday, June 4, 2012

Summer Sangria

Do you have a favorite summer time drink?

Why does it need to be just one? I have different ones for different occasions.

In the morning I really love having a Grande Starbucks Iced Mocha, Nonfat, No Whip, 3 pumps. A walk with my hubby on a warm Saturday morning, grabbing the newspaper and hanging at our local Starbucks is an awesome way to start a weekend.

Now that afternoon...I'll simply drink some refreshing cool water or a Diet Pepsi. I don't like to weigh myself down with heavy drinks or anything with calories at this time. I save those for the evening.

Now if the opportunity arises (and the older I get, the more these opportunities tend to arise, lol) we will grill up some carne asada or chicken. This is my time to break out the sangria!!! 

Yummy sangria goes great with grilled food. I came up with my own recipe this last weekend and shared it with my friends (one whose cat I featured here) on Memorial Day.

 juice of 1 orange
 juice of 1 lime
 juice of 1 lemon
handful of frozen mixed berries
1 bottle of sweet red wine
3 cups of Sprite (it can also be diet or ginger ale, anything clear and bubbly)

Squeeze the citrus juices into the bottom of a pretty serving pitcher (well, don't worry if it is pretty, you'll be poring this stuff out so fast, the pitcher won't be seen. But make sure your serving glasses are pretty. ) Add the rest of the ingredients and stir. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

If you are like me, you need this recipe to be simple because you already started in on the Coronas or another bottle of wine. I mean who can wait 2 hours for such a yummy drink!?

Happy summer!!

What is your favorite summer drink?

This post was prompted my Mama's Loosin' It and I am so glad to participate in my first prompt.  It was fun!

Mama’s Losin’ It


  1. Now that sounds like a good drink!

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    1. I'm thinking of making it again this weekend. We are in the process of moving and so stressed about it so a cool Sangria will be nice.

  3. Oh, yes! Have with food. Thanks for reminding me of that. I've just been thinking about drinking this summer, and without food, I'll probably pass out and get sunburned. To do list: get a grill.

    1. Yes, have at least some chips and salsa. LOL. I'm a light weight when it comes to drinking and what you describe will happen to me, lol. (Well, not lol, lol).

  4. That is what I don't like about being online, I can't share my drink with everyone. :-(

  5. This sounds amazing! I am just going to have to try it. Thanks for sharing.