Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Pinterest Challenge: Summer Sangria

I mentioned that last week I hosted my bunco group. That meant I was in charge of dinner for 14+ women. I decided that since we were so close to Cinco de Mayo to do a taco bar for dinner. I could cook the chicken in the crockpot all day, cut up some taco toppings, warm up some tortillas and we would be set. I was looking through the most recent edition of Everyday With Rachael Ray and I saw this article:
Pinned here
A sangria bar? Sign me up!

One problem... I have never made sangria, so I started to look up some recipes.
I also looked at the sangria recipes Rachael Ray also has on her website. While a lot of those look yummy, they all have a TON of ingredients, besides for the cut up fruit. I wanted simple. Then I stumbled across this
4 ingredient, plus fruit? Sign me up. I did make a couple of adjustments. I don't like red wine. Actually, I don't really like wine, but I tolerate the white kinds much more. So after standing in the wine aisle for way to long, I grabbed a random bottle of white that was under $7. Also, my grocery store didn't have passion fruit juice concentrate, so I settled on 2 cans of Passion-Orange mix.

I had two trays of fruit cut up for people to add to their cups: fresh mango, apples, limes, kiwi,and oranges and a tray of frozen strawberries, peaches, raspberries, cherries and blueberries.

I also made up two non-alcoholic beverages for people who  don't drink alcohol. I thought lemonade and peach ice tea would also be fun to add fruit to. I had a glass of lemonade with berries and mango added to it.
The sangria turned out so yummy! Another lady in the group brought a bottle of peach schnapps to add to the sangria, so we topped our red solo cups off with it. I thought it was a great addition to the punch.

Do you have a go to drink recipe? (this is now mine!) Did you do anything for the Pinterest challenge this time?

Check out the other Pinterest Challenge participants at Katie, Sherry, Renee and Emily's blogs!


Erika said...

Yum!! This looks like so much tasty fun!! What a great idea, especially since doing the lemonade and tea blend so seamlessly and make things equally fun and festive for the non-drinkers! Way to go!

Kim Brown said...

Your table looks so great! I might have to copy it all.

Micah said...

Sounds delicious! I'll have to try that someday this summer.

Rachel said...

Sounds so good, how was the rest of dinner?

Jen said...

This sounds amazing, will definitely have to try it.

Erin said...

I love sangria!! I made a good fall one with merlot, apple cider, cinnamon sticks, and apples a few times...that was really good too. I will have to try this though!

Katie said...

yum! that sounds delicious!

Jamie Sefcik || Hello Little Scout said...

Looks like you guys had a fun time!! Just found your blog, can't wait to see what else you're up to! Have a great weekend :)

xoxo Jamie