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Sangria Popsicles - easy and delicious! Only a few ingredients! Perfect for your next party!

Guys.

It’s hot in Texas.

Did you know it’s hot in Texas?

You did?

Oh, okay.

I guess this is news to no one.

Anyway, I’m really into showing up at at my friends’ houses with homemade boozy popsicles these days since it’s so hot and also because they’re so much more fun than showing up with cocktail supplies. And lucky for me, I’m usually just walking over to my neighbors’ house so popsicles are easily transported.

For these really easy Sangria Popsicles, I used Woodbridge by Robert Modavi Chardonnay. Woodbridge has been around for over 30 years and is one of my go-tos because I know I can trust their wines to be delicious and make any occasion more fun.

And what’s more fun than popsicles made from wine?!

Like I said, these are SO EASY. Cut up a bunch of fruit – I used strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and kiwi, but use whatever you like. And then mix together the Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Chardonnay and a little bit of lemonade. And then combine it all in popsicle molds. Freeze for 8 hours and then get ready for your friends to really love you when you show up at the block party with a tray of frozen wine.

They are so pretty – I just can’t get over all the bright colors! And seriously delicious!

Check out the Simple Entertaining Social Hub for more yummy recipes and ways to enjoy Woodbridge by Robert Modavi! You can also find them on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest. And use the store locator to find a store near you where you can purchase Woodbridge by Robert Modavi!

Sangria Popsicles - easy and delicious! Only a few ingredients! Perfect for your next party!

Sangria Popsicles
Servings: 12 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup raspberries
  • 1 cup peeled sliced kiwi
  • 2 cups Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Chardonnay
  • 1 cup lemonade
Instructions
  1. Divide the fruit among 12 popsicle molds.
  2. In a large measuring cup with a spout, stir together Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Chardonnay and lemonade. Pour into the popsicle molds. Cover and insert popsicle sticks.
  3. Freeze at least 8 hours before serving.

Sangria Popsicles - easy and delicious! Only a few ingredients! Perfect for your next party!

 

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Pineapple Rosemary Crush – easy cocktail recipe with pineapple, rosemary, and sparkling wine! Perfect for a party. 

Pineapple Rosemary Crush - easy cocktail recipe with pineapple, rosemary, and sparkling wine! Perfect for a party.

Today I’m heading up to Salt Lake City (OMGMOUNTAINS! I might just stay forever!) for a conference so I have to stick with my tradition of posting a cocktail on days when I fly.

I actually really enjoy flying but I’m also that person that has a minor panic attack with every bump. Which is why we talk cocktails on days that I fly. Because I’ll probably spend most of the flight wishing I had one.

The conference is going to be so much fun though. I’m rooming with my bestie Nicole and we coordinated our flights so that we land at the same time and can navigate SLC together. And there is going to be SO MUCH FOOD. I plan on gaining at least 10 pounds.

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Happy Friday! Ready for the weekend?!

This morning I’m headed out on a 10 hour roadtrip with 3 kids and 2 dogs. And I’m pretty excited about it.

I love a roadtrip. I always thought everyone loved roadtrips because my parents always seemed chipper at 5 am on Christmas morning when we’d get up to make the drive to New Orleans but I’ve learned in recent years that not everyone loves them.

My husband hates them which is really a shame because he’s so good at keeping me entertained on a roadtrip. I’m sure he’s grateful that he has to stay behind for work this time around.

As much as I love a roadtrip, a drink is always required at the end. Because stopping to pee every hour is only fun for the first… well, it’s really not fun at all.

I’ve made SO many sangrias this summer and I think this Tropical Sangria may be my favorite. It’s fresh squeezed orange juice and white wine with fresh pineapple, mango, and limes thrown in. And then right before you serve it, you add in some sparkling water. This is going to sound crazy but something happens to the mango once you add the sparking water – it’s almost like it becomes bubbly. It’s so yummy.

You have to make this before summer ends! I promise you won’t regret it!

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I told you I had a drink for you! 

I am a big fan of a drink on Christmas. Because I can’t handle the chaos. The stuff everywhere, the screeching children, the dog eating all the chocolate Santas. It’s just a lot for my tiny brain to handle. 

So I like a Christmas drink. 

I especially like a Christmas drink that’s sparkly and sweet and could technically pass for breakfast since it’s got orange juice and fruit. That’s a healthy breakfast? Right?

I’ve gotten to where I really like super simple sangrias. I don’t love fussing with a simple syrup so this is literally just fruit, wine, and champagne with a splash of orange juice. I feel like between the fruit, the wine, and the orange juice, it’s plenty sweet but if you wanted a simple syrup, you could totally go for it. Or add Sprite, 7Up, whatever. 

This is probably the last post I’ll put up before Christmas so I hope you you have a wonderful holiday if you celebrate and if not, I hope you just enjoy time with your family. I’ll be posting a lot on Instagram, I’m sure, so make sure you’re following me there to keep up with the shenanigans as we roadtrip across the country! 

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Happy Thursday! We have almost made it to Friday and you know what that means: drink time!

This week Nicole and I are celebrating the 75th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz because the IMAX version comes out this weekend. I’m not much of a movie person and I am forever getting The Wizard of Oz confused with Willa Wonka. Isn’t that weird? Like, they are nothing alike but I always have to stop and think about which is which.

I do know that there are ruby slippers in The Wizard of Oz and I never miss an opportunity to make something red and sparkly. I decided to put an apple cider sangria in my sprinkle-rimmed glasses because it’s just the perfect time of year for cider. Plus honeycrisps showed up in my grocery store this week! Yeeeesss!

The sangria is amazing. I love that it’s super fall-ish with the cider but the bubbly wine makes it seem less heavy and rich. I love it and I see it becoming a big favorite for fall and winter parties.

Nicole made Over the Rainbow Drinks which might be the cutest drink ever! Go check it out!

One year ago: Yogurt Banana Bread
Two years ago: Pumpkin Waffles
Three years ago: Beautiful Burger Buns

Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria
Ingredients
  • 1 bottle chilled sparkling wine
  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • 1/2 cup brandy
  • 1/4 cup simple syrup
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 large apple thinly sliced
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher. Let sit in refrigerator for 30 minutes to an hour before serving.
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