White Summertime Sangria

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This summer is just flying by and I haven’t had the chance to post any yummy recipes in weeks. Things have been a little hectic but I finally got to take the edge off with this white sangria – it’s light, citrusy and perfect for summertime! Generally, I am not a huge fan of white wine but the fruit in this sangria adds so much flavor, making it pretty much irresistible. Note: Many people add brandy or even a bit of rum to sangria so if you have any on hand, go to town!

Dietary info: Dairy-free, Gluten-free
Time: 10 minutes + 2 hours of refrigeration
Yields: 4-5 glasses

•1 bottle of white wine (I used Sauvignon Blanc but you can use a sweeter wine like Rosé or even just a table white)
•1- 1/2 cups seltzer water or club soda
•1 lime, sliced
•1 peach or nectarine, chopped
•1 green apple, chopped
• 1 cup grapes or blueberries
Optional: 1-2 tablespoons of honey

Throw fruit into a large pitcher, followed by wine and seltzer water. Add honey if desired and stir. Refrigerate for at least two hours. When ready to serve, top off sangria with ice. Enjoy!

Bourbon Apple Cider

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Tis’ the season! Fall certainly would not be complete without apple cider. Why not add a little something to it?

Dietary Info: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free

Servings: 4-6

Time: 15 minutes

  • 8 cups apple cider
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 1/2 navel orange, sliced
  • 4-6 shots of bourbon (I used Maker’s Mark but you can really use any bourbon)

1. Add apple cider to a medium saucepan and throw in cinnamon sticks, nutmeg and orange slices. Bring to a boil, allowing the flavors to blend then turn heat down to low for 5-10 minutes.

2. Remove from heat, and add whiskey so not to burn off all the alcohol. I added 6 shots but if you aren’t planning on getting totally trashed, you might want to add only 4 shots. Stir in and then serve cider using a ladle. Great for enjoying by the campfire!