This is my 100th blog post! I almost didn’t notice, but last week I was doing some updates and realized that I was at 97. So of course, I had to plan something celebratory for today.
But before we get to this week’s drink, how about some fun links from around the web to help kick off your weekend? Cheers!
Would you ever live at the office, literally? Thirteen Months of Working, Eating, and Sleeping at the Googleplex.
I love them separately, so why do I feel weird about this new celebrity couple?
What would life be like without air conditioning? We’d all take naps in the middle of the day, and men would wear “formal shorts” to the office.
Cat yoga. It’s a thing. (For the record, I’m a runner and a dog person.)
This couple adopted 20 children (FYI: it’s a link to a New Yorker article, not a show on TLC).
Can someone please supply an excuse to bake this? Vegan Vanilla Raspberry Oreo Cake.
12 ways to jazz up your water. I’m all about the blackberry and sage!
Ready for that sangria? Good, me too.
Years ago, my friend Laura and I had a sangria showdown. I stuck strictly to a recipe and made a very traditional version with red wine, fruit, and a bit of brandy. Laura, on the other hand, went nuts and threw in a bit of everything she found in our kitchen. Including Red Bull. I was sure my rendition would win. After all, it was classic. But it turns out, when it comes to sangria people like to go a little crazy.
Don’t worry! This recipe doesn’t include high doses of caffeine. But it does re-imagine traditional sangria, swapping white wine for red and replacing the brandy with limoncello, the sweet-tart Italian liquor. I think it’s perfect for summer: light, citrus-y, and refreshing. You can use 2-3 cups of whatever fruit you like. I used a nectarine, a lime, a lemon, an orange, and a handful of strawberries. Be creative and use your imagination/whatever is in your fruit bowl. You can make this limoncello sangria up to a day in advance, but wait to add the club soda until serving.
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This lemony sangria is perfect for those hot summer nights. It's light, citrusy, and super refreshing. Use any inexpensive, crisp white wine. I like pinot grigio.
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 cup limoncello
- 2 bottles white wine 750 ml, such as pinot grigio
- 2-3 cups chopped or sliced fruit
- 2 cups club soda
Combine the sugar and water in a small saucepan. Simmer over medium-low heat until the sugar is dissolved. Transfer to a pitcher and stir in the limoncello, wine, and fruit. Chill in the refrigerator. Add the club soda just before serving.