2016 Fruity Sangria Recipe

Nothing says summer to me like a cold pitcher of fruity sangria. (Or fall, winter, or spring, for that matter!) Drinking sangria brings me back to a trip Logan and I were able to take to Amelia Island a few summers ago, where we enjoyed delicious tapas with a pitcher of frosty sangria that was absolutely perfect  at the time. Since that trip, it's been one of my favorite go-to summer sips whenever I go out, but I had never made it at home until this week.  

I decided that needed to change. 

I found a recipe, which I tweaked ever-so-slightly, and asked for pointers from my Facebook friends. I was able to concoct a drink that is as summer to me as baseball games and ice cream cones. (Dipped, thank you very much!)  

It's really tasty.




1/2 cup brandy (I used Presidente) 

1/4 cup lemon juice

1/3 cup frozen lemonade concentrate

1/3 cup orange juice

1 750 ML bottle of dry, red Spanish wine

1/2 cup Triple Sec

1 lemon, sliced into rounds (or chunks, whatever goes!)

1 orange, sliced into rounds

1 apple, sliced (I used itty bitty green apples a family friend sent over)

1/4 cup granulated sugar (this is optional, but I used it!)

8 maraschino cherries & a tiny splash of juice!

Hansen's Ginger Ale

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Earlier this year I began writing a list of things that I want to do, that I want to achieve. On that list was to learn more about food photography and styling. I am just beginning, really, but it's been interesting to learn about what works, what doesn't, and just how quickly I can photograph! 

I'm making good on promises I've made to myself and others in 2016. It's been a theme I've unofficially adopted for the year, big and small.