Summer is almost here!!!! Memorial Day is next weekend! Yippeee! This is the season for entertaining and using the best of summer ingredients to make a splash.
If you read our last blog, then you know pitcher cocktails are one of the secrets to Flirting with Flavors parties. Whenever I host a big group for a cooking party or special event, I make sure to have a crowd-pleasing cocktail pitcher ready and waiting in my fridge. This white sangria might be the most popular party drink I’ve served so far. This version is special because it calls for a crisp Pinot Grigio rather than the classic red, and it uses a unique and colorful variety of summer fruit.
When the fruit and wine marinate together, the flavors develop into something completely new. The boozy wine takes on so much fruity flavor, and you really can taste the mango, strawberries, and other fruit as you sip! For a summer picnic, barbecue, or any event at all, this sangria will be your new go-to. It’s light, fruity, and unbelievably refreshing. Watch me whip up a batch in no time for a Summer afternoon in the Hamptons. You’ll see just how quick and easy it is to make enough for a crowd!
Yes, Summer entertaining is on everyone’s mind these days. This drink is definitely a tool for your entertaining arsenal, but there are so many more I want to give you!
Luckily, I will be is hosting a teleseminar full of entertaining wisdom.
After 25 years catering and planning events for clients such as Bill Clinton and Martha Stewart, I’ve come up with a formula for planning the perfect party with ease.
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White Wine Sangria
1 bottle pinot grigio
2 shots Orange Liqueur
2 shots brandy
1 kiwi, peeled and sliced
1 pint strawberries, hulled and sliced
1 mango, peeled and diced
1 lime, thinly sliced
Or any summer fruit of your choice!
Pour the wine into a large pitcher or punch bowl, then add the liquor, and fruit. Let sit in refrigerator to chill for several hours. Just before serving add the mint leaves, stir, and serve cold over ice.