Saturday, July 19, 2014

What I found appealing!


Just a few posts ago, I wrote about the trip DL and I took to Chicago (where I hung out with Marianne and he went to the Museum of Science and Industry).  I mentioned that I found this AWESOME drink, like a sangria, and I couldn’t wait to get home to play around with the ingredients, which are as follows:

*fresh fruit (I used lime, blueberries and blackberries.)
*fresh mint
*St. Germain
*Sweet white wine
*Ginger ale
(Let me note that St. Germain is INCREDIBLY expensive.  The bottle is gorgeous, but it only comes in one size, and that size is expensive. If you have a friend, maybe she’ll let you use some of hers. I bought “real” ginger ale, but one of the restaurants used ginger beer.  I liked it with ginger ale.)

First of all, I got out a little pitcher.  (You can use whatever size you like—in this case, size doesn’t matter!)  I used the small one because I was only going to make two servings.


I placed a handful of blackberries and a handful of blueberries in the bottom of the pitcher.  (When you measure these, don’t hold them too tightly.  A loose handful is fine. Plus, you don't want to get berry juice all over yourself.)


I added some mint leaves and two slices of lime.


Two tablespoons of the very expensive French stuff (this liqueur is made from elderflowers, which is probably why it costs so much. It’s also popular with hipsters in Brooklyn, and they’re driving up the price), and two tablespoons of Limoncello.


You can see that we use this for stuff.  Mostly because my husband likes to use it in jello shots. (Did I say that out loud?)


Then I added two cups of sweet white wine.  I used Barefoot—it’s inexpensive, so that kinda makes up for the snooty hipster liqueur.


I added half the bottle of ginger ale on top (I used Reed’s).


DL put some ice in two glasses, and after one good stir, we were ready for some relaxation!


What did you find appealing?


Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Looks refeshing and beautiful!

Barb said...

I found your blog a couple of months back. Loving it, loving your story, and your sense of humor and now your drinking style. I will be joining the Brooklyn Hipster and the Kurb Appeal crowd and drinking some of this down. Yum!

reFresh reStyle said...

I can't wait to try this, it looks delicious!

karen@somewhatquirky said...

I find that people buy the St Germain because it looks cool on a bar cart! So what if you made this with dry white? It sounds really good, and you had me right up to the sweet wine part... what do you think?

Andrea said...

This sounds fabulous! I love the choice of fruit, and the notion that I can be a hipster (or at least drink like one)! ;)

Kirby Carespodi said...

Thanks so much for stopping by! I really appreciate it.

Lynn@FernAvenueBlog said...

I will be trying this very soon. I love St. Germain. A friend got me hooked a few summers ago with a cocktail that involved the very expensive stuff, with prosecco, peach juice/nectar. So yummy.

Feral Turtle said...

I will have to pin this one! Cheers to some yummy jello Maybe that could be another post!

Cheryl in Wisconsin said...

It sounds delicious. I had never heard of St. Germain, how very unhipster of me.

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

Ooo, I love a splash of St-Germain in my champagne, so I'll have to try this out! Looks so refreshing!
xo Heidi

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

I'm finding this post appealing! I have a massive lemon tree and every summer I say I am going to make limoncello but I haven't yet!

Marianne said...

Great. Now I'm thirsty.

northoftabor said...

I don't know what St. Germain is, nor do I know what Limoncino is. However, I do know wine and ginger ale! This drink will be half new and half old for me! I've bookmarked this post, because I'm on a silly/stupid eating plan that forces me to switch out carb-foods for carb-drinks until Sunday. I'm too hungry to give up the food...

Debbie Borthwick said...

This sounds like a refreshing, hot-summer-day drink. I've never heard of St. Germain, sounds like that's a good thing.
Debbie :)

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