Sarasota Lemonade – the perfect summer cocktail! Pink lemonade with white wine, 7Up, and strawberries!

Sarasota Lemonade - the perfect summer cocktail! Pink lemonade with white wine, 7Up, and strawberries!

My kid’s last day of school is tomorrow.

How crazy is that?

It’s really hard to believe that summer is so close considering we just had snow 3 weeks ago!

Well since Memorial Day is only days away and since that pretty much signifies the beginning of grilling/picnic/pool season, Nicole and I decided to do a drink along those lines.

Sarasota Lemonade - the perfect summer cocktail! Pink lemonade with white wine, 7Up, and strawberries!

Sarasota Lemonade!

I made this Sarasota Lemonade because what says summer more than lemonade?

I’m not really sure the origins of the name of this recipe but it’s definitely delicious. It’s sweet Moscato wine mixed with pink lemonade and 7Up.

It’s sweet and bubbly and everything I look for in a drink. I love using frozen fruit in drinks like this because it keeps them nice and cold but doesn’t water them down.

Nicole made Red, White, and Blue Sangria – perfect for your Memorial Day barbecue!

Sarasota Lemonade
from Allrecipes
Ingredients
  • 2 bottles Moscato wine
  • 1 can pink lemonade concentrate thawed
  • 3 cups 7Up or Sprite
  • frozen strawberries
  • ice
Instructions
  1. In a large pitcher, stir together the Moscato, pink lemonade concentrate, and soda. Before serving, fill each glass with frozen strawberries and ice. Pour drink over top.

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Sarasota Lemonade - wine, lemonade, Sprite, and frozen strawberries! This is so good!

 

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Honeycrisp Apple Sangria – the perfect fall drink! White wine sangria with honeycrisp apples, oranges, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves. Plus a cinnamon sugar rim!

Honeycrisp Apple Sangria - the perfect fall drink! White wine sangria with honeycrisp apples, oranges, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves. Plus a cinnamon sugar rim!

I think I am the last person in the universe to jump on the honeycrisp train. Just this week though, they were the cheapest apples at my grocery store so I bought them and they are amazing. Seriously, crisp like I didn’t even know apples could be!

I haven’t told you guys but Nicole and I had so much fun doing our s’mores week that we wanted to do something together every week. And we decided on drinks because… well duh. So for the next little while we’ll be doing a themed drink each week! 

Apples were the theme of the week and I’ve had this sangria on my “must make” list since Brandy suggested I try it one night when I was whining on Twitter about how I hated wine. It specifically calls for honeycrisp apples and since I’d just bought 15 pounds (seriously) of honeycrisp, it was perfect!

Click for the full recipe

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I’m trying to drink more wine these days.

Not for the health benefits or because I enjoy the taste but because my children are driving me absolutely crazy and having a glass of wine on a Wednesday night is not frowned upon like having a glass of tequila with a shot of Diet Coke is.

But the truth is, I cannot stand wine. I think it’s thick and smells funny and is only drinkable when it’s ice cold. Well, last week while doing my French Fridays with Dorie hopping, I learned that you can buy wine in pink cans. And since I am a sucker for cute packaging, I went straight to our liquor store, was greeted with a “Roll Tide!”, and asked them where the wine cans were. They didn’t have them (of course) so I ended up walking out with a bottle of Riesling.

I gagged on the smell alone. So I made this.

It’s just pureed strawberries and wine so… it counts as a glass of wine, right? Right?!

I thought this recipe was especially fun since it’s made in the ice cream maker but if you don’t have an ice cream maker (or don’t feel like dirtying yours), just use your blender and frozen strawberries instead of fresh ones. You’ll get pretty much the same effect.

I’ve got a glass waiting in the freezer for tonight and I am SO excited about it.

5 from 1 vote
Grown-Up Strawberry Slushies
from Bon Appetit
Ingredients
  • 2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1 750 milliliter bottle Riesling
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
Instructions
  1. Put all ingredients into a blender or food processor and process until smooth. Transfer to an ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions. Serve immediately or transfer to a freezer-safe container and put in freezer.
Grown-Up Strawberry Slushies - wine and strawberries! These are delicious and easy to make for a crowd!

 

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