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Summer Peach

23 Jul

I’m the type of person that mainly drinks water.  Lots and lots of water.  My main exception to this rule is coffee and the occasional glass of wine or beer.  I don’t love soda or juice very much but with these recent scorching days, I’ve been craving something a little more refreshing than just water.  Yesterday, I hit the store to try to concoct something refreshing to drink outside in the warm evening and highly enjoyed what I came up with so I thought I’d share 🙂

Ingredients: Peach concentrate (or juice of your choice), bubbly water, and a splash of coconut water (only if you enjoy it on it’s own).  I also added some fresh slices of peach because they are in season and I love summer fruit.

I did about 3/4 glass of peach concentrate and 1/4 of bubbly water with a splash of coconut water.

It’s a great summer refreshment that I thoroughly enjoyed on the porch last night.  I hope everyone had a great weekend 🙂

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Cha-ngria – Ginger Addition!

7 May

With summer coming up and the warm weather rolling in, I have been determined to make a good drink concoction for days meant to be spent outside by the pool.  I’ve always loved sangria because it has just enough flavor for one glass.  It was a dear friend’s bday over this weekend so I wanted to bring something over that the boys and girls could enjoy 🙂  I searched for an easy recipe as I wanted to make this Friday after work for a Friday evening enjoyment.  If you’ve read my blog before, you also know my extreme love for Ginger so the fact that this recipe called for Ginger Ale – I couldn’t turn it down.

Ingredients: Red wine, ginger ale, ice, brandy (or maybe even rum – of your choice), fruit (I used citrus flavors because they could be squeezed in instead of needing the overnight marinate), sugar and the unexpected Champagne!  I learned about the champagne trick from a good friend last week.

I used a whole bottle of wine, about half cup of sugar, all of the fruit, a splash of Brandy (probably 1-2 ounces) and about a full cup of ginger ale.

Once finished, I put a bunch of ice in the mix and brought it over to my friend, Brie’s, birthday.

Once you pour your glass of sangria, this is where you top it off with cold champagne!  I put about 1/5 the glass of champagne so don’t fill your glass all the way with sangria.  This makes for the most refreshing bubbly drink out there.  I think I’ll name this a Changria for it’s mixture of champagne and sangria.

Enjoy a well deserved Cha-ngria this summer!