Well, have no fear: Thirsty Thursday is here!! It's almost time to kick off from work for the day (although you lucky East Coasters may already be on your way), so let's have a virtual sip with an awesome summer beverage that is easy to make, and quite simply refreshing...
The Sparkling Sangria!
|Ingredients for fun!|
I have to admit, this recipe took me a little longer to make than necessary, because I was trying to preserve my manicure, which made peeling the fruits difficult. However, the fruits of my labor (haha) were well worth it.
The recipe calls for non-alcoholic red wine. I went fully loaded (the Barefoot Sweet Red is on sale at the Jewels/Albertsons), and threw in an extra orange for good measure. I also used the Splenda Sugar Blend equivalent (2 TBS) instead of sugar (1/4 C), and Sprite Zero. This doesn't make this a diet drink by any stretch of the imagination, especially when two people drink the whole batch, but I have to imagine that it helps a little.
Also, you're supposed to let the fruit sit in the alcohol for 3-4 hours, but dinner only took an hour to create. I'm sure it would be even more impressive if I didn't have the patience of a two year old crack baby.
That's all I have for this week, but I have a few other drink recipes I'm dying to try out. Until then,