Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Strawberry Mint Sangria

I'm back from Sweden! Our trip was perfect. I'll wait to give details until I do some Swedish posts. I have pictures and food to share with you from the trip, but it will be a few days before I can go through all of the photos.

I also spent a few days in St. Louis, where two of my aunts live. Yesterday was my cousin Denise's daughter's fifth birthday. Hannah cracked me up when she went to blow out her candles. She looked bummed (see picture at the bottom.)

Aunt Elaine picked out a recipe for Strawberry Mint Sangria. Here's our version of the recipe (we used Aunt Elaine's homemade limoncello instead of brandy.)

2 cups of sliced fresh strawberries
1/2 cup of mint leaves
1 1/2 ounces limoncello
740ml dry white wine
12 ounces club soda

Combine the strawberries, mint leaves (give them a gentle crushing before combining), and limoncello in a glass pitcher. Add the wine and chill for at least 2 hours before serving (or up to overnight.) Pour club soda on top only before serving.

(We didn't measure anything, so who knows what amounts we used of our ingredients!)

It's a great light, refreshing summer drink. If you want the drink more boozy, all you gotta do is add more limoncello!

Oh, and here is Hannah getting sung Happy Birthday:

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