This year for our Mother’s Day get together I wanted to make sangria.  I havent made it before, so I started out by asking for recipes, googling and looking at pinterest.  There were alot!  I thought I better test a few out before the big day.  So I made it for Book Club.

I came to the conclusion that it would be really hard to mess it up….but, if it could be done I may be the one to do it.  haha  But I didnt let that stop me!  I just went ahead and kinda followed a few…but not really.

Basically i got a red wine, I used a  cabernet.

Added a simple syrup of 1/3c sugar and 1/2c water, cooked til the sugar dissolved.  then let it cool.  I didnt use it all, just depends how sweet you want it.

2 apples, cubed

1 orange sliced

1/2c peach mango orange juice from Trader Joes.  Regular OJ would be fine.

juice of 1/2 lemon

let sit in fridge overnight.

ummm….I think that was all i added.  Cause of course i didnt write it down.  :/ haha  But like i said it’s hard to mess up. After looking at all the recipes you can add just about any fruit you want.

I also made a white wine spritzer?  im not really sure what you call it.  haha  I did follow the recipe on this one, here’s the link….

It was really good!

White wine


pink lemonade and raspberries.   The recipe called for 2 bottles of wine, but since i had made the sangria too I cut the recipe in half and only used 1 bottle.  After all there are only 3 of us drinking……I wont tell you that we drank both pitchers…….we did…but like I said i wont tell you.

For Mother’s Day Im making a punch bowl of the sangria, since that has to sit overnight.  Im going to make the white wine spritzer also, but I can make up pitchers of those as we go.

Hope you all have a wonderful Mother’s Day!!!!