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Sparkling Cucu Berry Rose Sangria

I have a kind, sweet friend, Sandra, who decided to start a new life in Spain!  Ole!  We had a get together to say good-bye and wish her the best in her new adventure.  We are hoping she will find a nice… who am I kidding…a hot, young, sexy latin man to get her fire going!  To celebrate, I decided to make summery, refreshing, sweet sangria for the new, sweet life ahead of her.  We will miss you Sandra!

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Sparkling Cucu Berry Rose Sangria
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You can use a white wine if you don't have rose handy. Rose is so pretty though and adds such a nice touch to any summery day.
Servings
10
Servings
10
Sparkling Cucu Berry Rose Sangria
Print Recipe
You can use a white wine if you don't have rose handy. Rose is so pretty though and adds such a nice touch to any summery day.
Servings
10
Servings
10
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Get a large pitcher and fill the pitcher up with ice.
  2. Add strawberries, cucumbers and lemons
  3. Pour rose, lemonade soda, vodka, triple sec and simple syrup* into the pitcher. Stir well with long wooden spoon. I made 2 pitcher so I could use the whole bottle of wine since 1/2 goes in each pitcher.
  4. Fill wine glasses with fresh ice, pour your pink sangria and garnish with a round lemon slice.
Recipe Notes

*simple syrup is boiled down sugar water (1 part sugar, 2 parts water) and boil down until the liquid coats the back of your spoon.

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Strawberry Fields

My husband and I are into a whiskey kick these days and I love making drinks with seasonal items.  We went strawberry picking with the kids this spring when the strawberries are so perfect, they taste like candy!  So I came up with this refreshing fresh strawberry and basil concoction to celebrate springtime!

Bourbon or rye you ask?  Bourbon is made over half with corn and tends to be sweeter and have hints of vanilla.  Rye is made over half with rye and tends to be dryer and have a spice to it.  I prefer bourbon myself but these days, the popularity of rye whiskey has risen and is the hipster choice.

Strawberry Fields
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Servings
2
Servings
2
Strawberry Fields
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Servings
2
Servings
2
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Put strawberries and basil in a shaker tin. Crush them together with a muddler or a wooden spoon. Fill the shaker with ice and pour the rest of the ingredients in. Cap the shaker and shake hard like you're in a heavy metal mariachi band. Take two rocks (low-wide) glasses and pour them evenly into them or you can fill the glasses with fresh ice and strain the liquid into the glasses. You can rim the glass with sugar or keep it plain and either garnish them with a sprig of basil or a whole strawberry.
Recipe Notes

*You can make simple syrup at home by boiling down 1 cup of sugar to 2 cups of water until the mixture coats the back of a spoon.  Let it cool and pour it into a reusable glass bottle/jar.

Bourbon or rye you ask?  Bourbon is made over half with corn and tends to be sweeter and have hints of vanilla.  Rye is made over half with rye and tends to be dryer and have a spice to it.  I prefer bourbon myself but these days, the popularity of rye whiskey has risen and is the hipster choice.

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