Refreshing Fruits & Sangria in the Desert


I couldn't believe how hot it was that Sunday. It was so hot that balloons

were popping when it touched the ground, the water that was being sprayed

onto the concrete for a cool down and was drying up real quick,

and ice was being wasted from melting.

one hundred & twelve degrees!

in the shade, real hot, in the shade...

Fruit Bar

Fresh fruit was served beside the Sangria for the kiddies to grab

and eat and for the adults to add it to their Sangria.

I was hoping it would have guests feeling

replenished and rejuvenated throughout the party,

with the high temperatures.

Strawberries | Blueberries | Blackberries | Cotton Candy Grapes

Lemons | Oranges | Mandarins | Raspberries | Pineapples | Grapes

Herbs

Herbs were an additional option to add to your Sangria.

I recommended pairing the Rosemary with the

Red Sangria. And the Mint with the White Sangria. With these sitting

out, the Sangria Bar was smelling quite fresh.

Sangria

The White Sangria was a hit. I used Pinot Grigio for this.

It had this rejuvenating taste that you were actually

not able to taste the alcohol (dangerous). The aroma of the mint mixed with the

fruits when you opened the jar, smelt like a tropical concoction you

would get sitting by the beach, but no beach

here, unfortunately.

As for the Red Sangria, I used Cabernet Sauvignon. This Sangria was more

on the heavy side with flavor. Using the option on pouring a little soda

water would have made the beverage a bit more refreshing with the

carbonation. I actually saw guests grabbing ice from the snow cone machine

and pouring Sangria right on top. Snow cones for adults, genius!

Directions:

Combine all ingredients together into a air tight sealed container.

I had mine sit overnight. Made the night before the party and served within

24 hours. Any longer that that would have the Red Sangria start

tasting a bit tart from the citrus peels. I recommend adding fruit to the

bottom of your cup, then ice, then a spoonful of Sangria

of your choice. Garnished with Mint or Rosemary and/or a piece of fruit.

White Sangria

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 bottle of dry white wine

  • 1 cup of simple syrup

  • 1 cup of lemonade

  • 1/2 cup brandy

  • cubed pineapple

  • blueberries

  • chopped strawberries

  • handful of mint

Red Sangria

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 bottle of dry red wine

  • 1/2 cup of brandy

  • 1/2 cup lemonade

  • 1/2 cup triple sec

  • 1/4 cup simple syrup

  • 4 freshly squeezed lemons

  • 2 freshly squeezed oranges

  • 1 lime

  • maraschino cherries

  • 2 cups of soda water (optional)

Happy 4th Birthday

Princess Gizelle!

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