Red, Blue and White Sangria

I’m SUPER late on posting this, but since sangria is good anytime I thought it’s better late than never!

This year I volunteered to organize and host our family’s Independence Day party. Like most good party planners these days, I hopped on Pinterest and found the most amazing recipe for white sangria which can be found here.

The prep was fairly simple although I was a little nervous about two things: making the simple syrup and cutting up the pineapple.

Turns out that simple syrup lives up to its name! It’s very simple and quick too! Just heat up equal parts water and sugar and stir until the sugar is dissolved! I know, not a big breakthrough but it was pretty cool to me.

Next was dealing with the pineapple. I wanted to cut little star shapes so buying pre-cut pineapple slices would have never worked. SO I had to buy a whole one. I was a bit of an overachiever so I also decided that I would try to propagate a pineapple plant too! I’m not sure it’s working but it was really fun to try. Basically you hack off the green part and put it in water!

Then I just hacked at the outside until I got to the yummy soft parts. I had a very sharp and fairly large knife so it was easy to cut up. I’m pretty sure it wasn’t the best job ever but I’m real proud of it.

Afterward I used a small star-shaped cookie cutter I found at Hobby Lobby and punched out little stars. The strawberries were next to be sliced and the prep work was done!

Also while I was at Hobby Lobby I picked up a fun jar to hold my sangria. I clearly have zero concept on how much of something will fit in a container so to compensate I quadrupled the recipe. For most parties ONE recipe is enough. I’m a little embarrassed to admit that today there is STILL a ton of sangria in my fridge. I really need to find more people who will drink more…ANYway here’s the final result! It was delicious and I highly recommend it!


Posted on July 23, 2012, in Crafty, Reviews, Stuff I Found Elsewhere and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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