I tried the most delicious white wine sangria the other day at a local restaurant and it immediately inspired me to recreate it at home. This sangria is so light and fruity and complements my shrimp ceviche and mango avocado salsa topped tilapia so well. This drink will definitely be my drink of choice for entertaining this spring.
Makes about 8 servings
1 bottle (750 ml) pinot grigio
1 can of sparkling orange flavored water
1 cup orange juice
1 small granny smith apple, sliced thin
1 small orange, sliced thin
1 tbsp agave syrup
12 mint leaves
1. In a glass pitcher, add in agave syrup, 3 orange slices and mint leaves. Mash the mint leaves into the agave and orange slices with a muddler to release the flavor of the mint leaves.
2. Pour in the rest of the oranges, apples, orange juice, pinot grigio and sparkling water and stir to combine.
3. Serve over ice.
So this Texas weather is insane. Yesterday we were in the 80s and wearing shorts and today we’re expecting cold rain and temperatures dropping into the 30s. I love Texas. On mornings like this, I love to have a hot cup of café con leche. Café con leche is basically equal parts coffee and milk, much like café au lait. There is something magical about coffee with hot milk and a touch of cinnamon.
Café Con Leche
Makes 2 cups
2-3 tbsp fresh ground strong coffee or espresso beans
2 cups water
1 1/2 cups almond milk
1/4 tsp vanilla
Pinch of ground cinnamon
1 tsp raw honey or other sweetener (optional)
1. Heat almond milk and vanilla on medium heat in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
2. While milk is heating, brew coffee in a regular coffee maker or using a French press.
3. Once milk has come to boil, turn off heat and stir in raw honey.
4. Carefully pour brewed coffee into the milk and stir to combine.
5. Ladle coffee into a mug and top with ground cinnamon.
In honor of National Margarita Day, I made my favorite mango pineapple margarita for you all! This recipe is SUPER easy and only takes a couple of minutes to put together. Hope you all have a fabulous weekend and enjoy the gorgeous weather.
Mango Pineapple Margarita
Makes 2 margaritas
1 cup frozen mango chunks
1/4 cup orange flavor sparkling water (I used LaCroix)
2 oz tequila
1 oz fresh pineapple juice
Pineapple and lime for garnish
1. In a blender, add all ingredients and blend for 30 seconds or until mango chunks have been blended and mixture is nice and creamy.
2. Serve in a martini glass with pineapple and lime garnish.