We have had the BEST weather the past few days and I am loving being outside more. Last night I rode with Barry in the golf cart to the park where we watched kids playing baseball, then headed over to a vacant field and let him hit a few golf balls. I brought my laptop so I could work on a few blog posts while he “relaxed” hitting balls. We take spending time together really serious huh? LOL! There was a time when I worked so much we barely saw each other, so I am really enjoying our time together.
Since the weather has been so pleasant, we have been sitting out on the patio enjoying the fire pit and few summer favorites of ours. One of our favorite Summer drinks is a non-alcoholic Sangria drink. My kids have loved this over the years. I thought you girls would like it, at least to have in your arsenal of possible drink options.
It really looks like summer when you look at a glass of this Sangria. From the sliced fruit to the pretty pink or peach colors, it’s one of my favorite drinks to enjoy when the sun is so hot. I think I like it not only for the taste but, to look at it, it is so pretty with the fruit in it. I had misplaced my recipe a few years back and I have been looking for this ever since. I finally found it and had to share it!
I was so excited that I “happened” upon this recipe. My mother-in-law gave me this years ago, along with with a few of her all-time BEST recipes. Lord that woman could cook and we loved eating whatever she prepared! She loved to have people around and this was one of the very first things I had at her house when I was dating my late husband. She was a very religious lady and did not drink alcohol, so when she said, “Here’s some Sangria”, imagine my surprise. She must have seen the stunned look on my face because she said, don’t worry honey, there is no need for alcohol in my recipes. They don’t need it LOL!! She was such a hoot! If you want alcohol, you can switch out the Sprite for sparkling wine if you are looking for an alcoholic version of this drink.
1/4 cup Orange Juice
2 cups white grape juice
1 liter of Sprite
Sliced lemons, limes, strawberries and oranges. I added fresh blueberries for a little color.
- Mix orange juice with lemonade powder.
- Add white grape juice and top with fruit.
- Add Sprite just before serving and enjoy!
This drink is sweet with a light flavor. You can tweak it in either direction by adjusting how much lemonade mix you add to the recipe.
What’s your favorite drink for Summer? I love coming up with new ideas and then freezing them like popsicles, does anyone else do that for your grandkids? My kids (25 and 19) still like it when I do it and if I add a Pepperidge Farm cake, then they are living their childhood all over again LOL!
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