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As soon as the weather turns warmer, what I’m drinking becomes nearly as important as what I plan on eating. Gone are the mugs of tea, and occasional hot chocolate, and in their place are homemade strawberry rhubarb sodas, iced coffee, and simple sangria, designed for weeknight dinners.
Cool and refreshing, this diluted beverage is perfect for sipping alongside barbecued anything, and can be made in single serving sizes or plump pitchers for sharing. Feel free to great creative with the fruit additions; I keep it simple by only using citrus when it’s just my husband and I having a glass with dinner, but berries and other mixed fruits would be a charming addition as well.
If time permits chill the wine/lemonade mixture before serving in order to prevent the ice from melting too quickly and thinning out the flavour of the punch. Also, although red wine is what’s traditionally used when making sangria, white wine works nicely as well.
And if you’re entertaining mom this Mother’s Day, this drink will go nicely with brunch, lunch or dinner—whatever you’re serving.
What are some of your favourite warm-weather drinks?
Find the full printable recipe here: Weeknight Sangria
I’m mildly obsessed with cheese (you too?), and often keep no less than five different types in my fridge at all times. I much prefer to eat cheese over chocolate, and my husband and I have weekly wine and cheese dates every Wednesday night, where we try to add one new variety to our repertoire.
Now that December is very nearly here, I’m already thinking about the cheeseboards I hope to assemble for my holiday entertaining. After spending several years working in catering, I have some tried and true
tips that I thought you might find helpful, especially if you plan on serving cheese at any of your upcoming gatherings.
What are some of your favourite cheeses? Is there anything you like to include on a cheeseboard?