Happy Fri-yay morning my little nutritional sinners!
Can I get an ay-men for the weekend up in the blog?!
I'm hoping to be dancing the weekend away since the annual Old Port Fest is hap-nin here in Portland. My hipster side can't wait to see Kaleo perform, while my inner tween is ready to rock out with Karmin. FO FREAKIN FREE! Can. Not. Wait.
But in the meantime, let's get my liver primed and ready to go for the show. Three to get ready, and four to go.
..I'm talking about sangria glasses in case you were wondering. Three for the pre-party, and four to go. #RoadieSodies. #JustKiddingIdbeOrangeistheNewBlackedOut
It's no hidden secret that sangria is my alcoholic kryptonite. Throw some fruit in a glass, top with a colorful wine-resembling liquid and I will sign my soul over to you ASAP.
Just add the word sangria to the end of anything, and I will throw my money in and around your general direction.
Pickle Juice Sangria? I'll take a pitcher, please.
Horse Tranquilizer and LCD.... Sangria? Light on the ice, and an extra orange slice.
The Devil Himself in a ........Sangria? Wait a sec.....okay, just a taste.
So mayyybe this post is partially for my own self indulgence. Or because I'm trying to convert every one of you readers into self righteous sangrians (totally a thing), but either way each and every one of these recipes for sangria are sure to make even the dullest summer afternoon into a pinata-worthy party. It's just mandatory that I be invited.
Kombucha White Sangria - Sinful Nutrition
Because honestly, a good-for-you cocktail is all you need in life. The fresh citrus and bubbly make this like taking a dip in the pool for your tastebuds. Re-to-the-freshing.
Sangria Popsicles - Betsy Life
Seriously. If the ice cream man sold these out of his musical effen truck, he'd better be playing the wedding march, cuz we'z gettin' hitched! Thankfully, I can be a strong independent woman, and make these on my own...and then proceed to eat the entire batch and pass out happily under a tree somewhere.
Sweet Tea Sangria - The Wicked Noodle
If my sweet tea pickles didn't tell you, then some booze might give you a nudge that it's flippin awesome. Give me a porch swing, and I'll pour us a pitcher darlin'.
Strawberry Watermelon Sangria - The Blissful Balance
I was one of those kids who always picked watermelon-flavored anything first and foremost. Gum. Popsicle. Band-aid. It was watermelon, it was mine. Now I just add booze to it because that's called adulting kids!
Sunset Sangrita - Dietitian Debbie Dishes
Shout out to all my tequila fans, because I'm not one of them. Remember how I said putting sangria in the title meant put it in my hand? It's funny how one little letter can change this drink into something completely different, but I say close enough and will take my tequila chances on this one.
Sparkling Patriotic Sangria - Gimme Some Oven
Nothing salutes the good ol' U.S of A quite like getting crocked on red, white, and blue cocktails...or at least that's my excuse on the fourth of July. But seriously, how adorable are these?!
Strawberry Rhubarb Sangria - Sinful Nutrition
For those times when you would rather be beaten with a stalk of rhubarb than eat another bite of rhubarb pie. Sangria heals all rhubarb-induced wounds.
Tropical Coconut Sangria - The Healthy Maven
"If you like pina colatas!"....then step aside, because imma bout to go all island on this tropical oasis in a glass.
3 Berry Red Wine Sangria - Yeah...ImmaEATthat
This is what I like to call the "heart healthy" sangria. Running or any other cardiovascular activity is not suggested while engulfing a glass of this triple play deliciousness.
Pineapple Rose Sangria - The Roasted Root
Is it just me, or does simply saying the word rosé make you feel oh-so-fancy. Pinky's up, bitches!
Apricot Blackberry Sangria - The Almond Eater
I've been all about team apricot lately, and am willing to try a glass (or six) of these in the name of finding a way I don't enjoy them. Call me a scientist, but my hypothesis is betting that this is in fact not the answer.
Fireball Sangria - Go Go Gourmet
I'm sorry, did we just become best friends? I think we just became BEST FRIENDS.
Pineapple Mojito Sangria - Kitchen Treaty
Mojitos are my fallback guy when sangria is off at an important meeting and can't talk right now. Talk about a slap in the face, when I decide to put them in the same glass together.
Frozen Sangria Slushies - Baking a Moment
When cooling off, but giving up your sangria-ing is not an option. This lady deserves like a nobel peace prize or something for this innovation.
Strawberry Shortcake Sangria - Lemon Tree Dwelling
Sounds familiar to my wine-infused strawberry shortcake, but without actually needing to use your teeth or utensils. I can get on board with that.
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Make it a great day!
P.S the winners of the Gluten Free Expo tickets have been selected and notified. Congrats to you all!
What's your favorite kind of drink?
Any awesome sangria recipes I didn't mention?