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.)
*Sweet white wine
(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?