Thursday, July 5, 2012

Patriotic Preppy Picnic

Hope you had a fantastic 4th of July celebration. This year, we decided to watch the fireworks at Oregon Ridge Park. The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra performed a fantastic concert full of familiar show tunes and patriotic songs. They even encouraged audience participation in sing along form!

I packed a picnic for us to enjoy before the concert and fireworks and wanted to share the most delicious and easy sangria recipe with you. Originally, I had intended for the sangria to be red, white, and blue with the strawberries, white wine, and blueberries. But after a few hours in the fridge, the sangria turned a pretty shade of pink. It's pretty, don't you think? It was so delicious and sweet, yet light enough for a hot and humid night.



Here's what you'll need to make the Red, White, and Blue Sangria
- A bottle of white wine. I chose Williamsburg Winery's Governor's White. It's delicious on it's own and is incredibly reasonable in price at only $7 a bottle.
- Lemon Italian Soda.  For this, I used frizzante from Wegmans.  You'll only need about 1/3 of the bottle.
- Sliced strawberries and blueberries.



To prepare, mix the bottle of wine with the fruit and allow the flavors to blend for a few hours.  Add 1/3 of the bottle of Italian Soda just before serving.

It's delicious!

The fireworks display was among the most spectacular I have ever seen.  Here is a video of the fireworks while the orchestra performs Stars and Stripes Forever!





xoxo



4 comments:

  1. Hope you had a great 4th of July! I am your newest follower! I cannot wait to read more of your posts and hope that maybe you can return the favor and follow my preppy blog. I always comment for every comment left on my page and hope to start a friendly relationship with your wonderful blog!

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  2. What a fun way to spend the 4th! So funny about the Oregon Grille...it's such a great date place. xx

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  3. I saved your sangria recipe for a cookout we have coming up. Looks so yummy!

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  4. Sounds like a fun 4th. The sangria recipe sounds delicious. Can't wait to try it.

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