hi friends!!! sorry it has been a little while since my last blog post. i took a little break from the blog to prepare all the fun summer recipes i have coming your way. first up.. sangria! because there is nothing better then sitting on a patio & sipping on a cold glass of sangria. this one is a blackberry orange flavoured sangria filled with red wine, fresh fruit, orange juice & zevia's blackberry sparkling water. it is lightly sweetened with stevia which i absolutely love because i don't like my drinks filled with a lot of sugar. the orange juice brings enough natural sweetener to the mix that you won't miss out on any sweetness.
on another note our blackberry bush has its first blackberry!!!! it isn't ripe yet, but i am so excited so see the plant has taken & by next summer we should have plenty to pick. i also went strawberry picking last week which was so much fun. i came home with two large baskets full of the sweetest little strawberries that i haven't stopped baking with. i think i will be back next week to pick two more baskets full.. or three!
- 3 cups red wine
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1/2 cup brandy
- 1 1/2 cups zevia blackberry sparkling water
- 1 apple, thinly sliced
- 1 orange, thinly sliced
- 1 cup blackerries
- 1 cup raspberries
- in a large pitcher pour in the wine, orange juice, brandy & zevia. stir well.
- add the apple slices, orange slices, blackberries & raspberries. fill remaining pitcher with ice.
- serve immediately!