Rose Sangria

Sang-riaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.

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And rose? Hello, welcome to my happy place.

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the best thing about this crazy summer is i’ve gotten to spend lots of time at my lake house with my family and some of my best friends. i can’t explain what that place is like – or how grateful i am for it – it is truly a magical place. it feels like all we do is eat, drink and pretend to be mermaids….which pretty much sums up my favorite things in life.

At the lake, there’s always a reason to celebrate, to toast a friend – if only because we’re lucky enough to be enjoying this lake life with this crew that feels like chosen family.

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so after drinking a case of wine (party of one) i decided we needed to add some jazz hands to this dance routine with a little signature cocktail. it’s summer – so it had to be light and refreshing – and pretty. i’ve made a red sangria, but if possible – this one is even betta. No sugar added (I’m convinced it’s not my lack of sweet tooth, it’s really NOT necessary). let’s say it together – bikini bodddddd.

but it turned out sooooo good. i photographed the drinks and then poured one into a pontoon-approved plastic sippy cup (an adult version, relax) and went for a little ride around the lake (not by myself, with people my parents pay to be me friends). except, lush that i am, I guzzled it like a poor man in the middle of the sahara because it was so divinely smooth and by the time i came back – i’m pretty sure i was actually doing jazz hands down the dock.

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no photos can confirm or deny this allegation.

rose all day <—— don’t break up with me.

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Rose Sangria
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 bottle rose (mine was a french one, bit drier)
  • 1/3 cup brandy
  • 1/2 cup grand marnier
  • 2 cups club soda or lacroix (you could do a lemon or lime) OR champagne/prosecco (though i didnt test it that way)
  • 2 lemons, limes and oranges
  • about 6 strawberries sliced
Instructions
  1. add fruit. Then add rose, brandy, grand marnier and lacroix to pitcher.
  2. chill
  3. drink!

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