So in my post dedicated to my friend Erin, I mentioned that at her shower we had a fun theme based on the “50 Shades” trilogy and I may have had way too much fun re-naming basic food items to go along with the theme.
Well, obviously when a shower coincides with a bachelorette party, you need a tasty beverage or two to wash down your food.
So in addition to our “Cham-pain,” I whipped up a delicious batch of “Submissive Sangria” (seriously, I have problems)! This recipe is courtesy of the MOH Julie (who is also a fellow blogger – check her out at Swim…Bike…Running on Empty!). It’s super easy and the most time intensive part is letting it refrigerate – I promise you can probably whip up a batch in about 10 minutes.
Sangria (serves 4-6)
1 lemon, sliced
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 orange, sliced
1/3 cup orange juice
1 lime, sliced
1/3 cup frozen lemonade concentrate
1/2 cup brandy
1/2 cup triple sec
1 bottle Cabernet
2 cups 7-Up
Add all of your fruit slices, fruit juice, pink lemonade, brandy, triple sec and Cabernet to a large pitcher and stir well. Refrigerate at least 6 hours to let flavors blend.
Add 7-Up just before serving. I made this the morning of the shower – and man, nothing like the pungent aroma of brandy and wine at 8am to get your day going! Whew!
So cheers to the bride and groom tomorrow as they say their “I Dos!” I am so excited for them and am so honored to be a part of their big day.
Have a great weekend everybody!