|I kicked off the summer with cocktailing in the city.|
We officially kicked off summer this past weekend, and what a gorgeous weekend it was! I hung out with family and friends and felt more like a tourist than a local. We ate brunch, walked the High Line, saw a Broadway Show, ate delicious Italian food, and even went cocktailing.
Speaking of cocktails –– there’s nothing like a great warm-weather libation, so I’m sharing two easy-to-make recipes for sangria lovers. Experience the spirit of Scotland and the passion of Spain with these tantalizing recipes. These particular concoctions call for DRAMBUIE® as the spirit (many sangrias use brandy). Make by the glass for you and a friend, or prepare ahead in a big pitcher and serve a thirsty crowd.
Sip these refreshing drinks at your summer soirees both in and out of the city.
Scottish White Sangria
1/2 cup DRAMBUIE®
1/4 cup triple sec
1 cup white wine
1 cup lemonade
Chopped mixed fruit of choice (try lemon, blueberries, and blackberries)
1 scoop ice cubes
Mix the DRAMBUIE, triple sec, white wine, and lemonade in a pitcher. Pour into a wine glass filled with cubed ice. Garnish with mixed fruit.
Scottish Red Sangria
1 cup DRAMBUIE®
1 cup red wine (such as Zinfandel)
1 1/4 cups ginger ale
3/4 cup orange juice
1 thin slice lemon
1 thin slice lime
1 thin slice apple
Mix the DRAMBUIE, red wine, ginger ale and orange juice in a pitcher. Pour in a glass filled with cubed ice. Garnish with mixed fruit.
Fun fact: Sangria made its first US appearance at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York City.