My house has been such a revolving door lately. Children. Mother. Assorted family members. Friends of assorted family members. A constant whir of changed sheets, bedding, towels, preferred food. Next!!!
Needless to say wine has been the antidote to too much togetherness.
I am longing for a day on the back deck with a glass of vino and George. And no one else!!!
I love company and hosting but now I am tired.
It’s summer after all. I know- the pool beckons and everyone answers the call.
But while I enjoy the muffled laughter of kids and their friends enjoying a late night swim heard from my bedroom window, I also enjoy the solitude of a summer evening and my own night swim.
It’s only just past July Fourth. It’s been a tough summer.
I thought I would make a pitcher of a fabulous Summer Sangria and enjoy a bit of quiet time in the backyard.
It”s pretty easy to make and it’s filled with so many summer fruits that you can almost believe it’s a health drink. It is … it promotes mental health! It’s a mental health drink!
You will need a large pitcher for this one.
Combine the following:
1 cup of quartered strawberries
1 cup of cherries, pitted and halved
1 nectarine or peach, peeled and chopped
1 cup of blueberries ( July is National Blueberry Month)
1 cup of raspberries
1/3 cup of brandy
Chill this mixture for at least 2 hours.
Stir in 1 1/2 cups of chilled peach nectar and a bottle ( 750 milliliter ) of chilled Prosecco
Serve over ice.
I used Prosecco Spago Nero. It is priced at under $15 and is a great sipper on it’s own. It is light bodied and fruity with a clean light finish.
I poured us some Sangria and stole a little bit of bliss! Here’s to summer!