Fatties, we like to drink. How about you?
One of our greatest joys during the summer is to sit on a patio. Whether it’s at home or a cute spot we’re definitely enjoying a cool drink. With this in mind, we’re talking about having a sangria party. Have people over in your little backyard, sit them down at your picnic table and chill out.
1. Make killer Sangria.
Try this recipe:
– Use a dry red wine like Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot.
– Drain bottles into a pitcher. Add one cup of brandy. If you like things on the sweeter side, try 1/2-3/4 cup of lychee liquor instead. (Beware: the sweeter the more headache inducing)
– 1 lb of strawberries, cut in half
– 1 orange sliced
– 1 peach sliced
– 1 pint of blackberries slightly smashed
– 3 limes sliced
– If you like sweet sangria, add 1/2 to a full can of Sprite or 7-Up. We think it’s better without
– Stir all together and refrigerate for 2-24 hours prior to serving. The longer it sits the more the fruit juices become infused in it.
– Make sure to serve water with your sangria. It’s hot outside and things are getting boozey, keep people hydrated.
2. Make snacks so no one gets so drunk they puke in your bushes.
– Roasted corn on the cob slathered with feta cheese, a squeeze of lime and chili flakes
– Guacamole with tortilla chips
– Veggie & meat skewers are always a good call. Easy to cook, eat and clean up
– Popcorn. Try making your own topping to sprinkle on fresh kernels. Try this one on for size:
Melt 6 tbsp butter, drizzle on top. Combine paprika, chili flakes, garlic powder, onion powder, white pepper and salt to taste. Sprinkle on top of buttered popcorn. Toss and serve. Or try one of these awesome recipes.
3. Keep mosquitos at bay.
Find yourself some fun tiki lanterns and build a circle of safety with their citronella burning power.
4. Decorate a bit because you’re the cutest.
Grab whatever mismatched mason jars and small bowls and put some citronella tea candles in them. Pretty and effective, no? If you want to get really into it, we also recommend sparkley lights. They set the stage for a cool backyard party with not a lot of effort.
5. Find yourself a great playlist.
Things may get dance infused, they may get groggily relaxed. Go with it. Playlist generators are your friends, as is a list you’ve actually created for yourself. It just needs to be something good to play in the background so when there’s a lull in conversation you’re not humiliated by the Savage Garden that’s playing.Some of our favs are Mumford & Sons, Ice Cream, Broken Social Scene and Frances and the Lights.
Will you be taking our advice on how to throw a fabulous sangria party?