Well hey there!!
Such a fun recipe today! You guys remember sometime last week I mentioned that my family is headed on a big vacation at the end of the month? Well, I kind of left you all hanging as to where we are actually going.
How rude, right?
Don’t be mad, but I wanted to wait to tell you guys the location because of well, this sangria! So can you guess? Where is the Gerard family headed?!!?
If you guessed Mexico than you are right on!
I feel like it’s kind of obvious though, I mean with the whole tequila in your sangria thing… only when in Mexico, right?
The thing about this trip is that it kind of just happened. All the sudden my mom figured out a way to get all seven of her kids, my dad, Caitlyn (Kai’s girlfriend), Lyndsie (Brendan’s girlfriend), my cousin Maggie and her boyfriend Tom, all in one place at the same time.
If you have a big family, than you know that getting everyone together at the same time is HARD. We have not done a big family vacation like this since we were kids. I think that last time we were all together, aside from Christmas (that is a must!) was three years ago at my grandparents 50th anniversary when we all went to Isle of Palms in South Carolina.
Yeah, it’s been a while.
So to say that everyone is excited would be an understatement, and as you read, we have some extras on board, but the girlfriends are pretty much family, and Maggie (aka Marge) is actually blood related. Tom, well, he is Tom!
It’s going to be one packed house down in Mexico, but I have no doubt in my mind that it will be so much fun. PLUS!! Um, hello, we get to eat all the Mexican food! Bring on the TACOS, churros, homemade flour tortillas, Palomas and whatever else I am forgetting! So pumped.
I will actually be joining the family a little late (I hope, I hope… I hope I can make it!), but better late than never I guess.
OKok, but enough about vacations and Mexico… oh but the palm trees and the waters!! Ahhh!
So this Rosé Tequila Sangria! Clearly it is Mexican inspired. Although I’m pretty sure Rose’ is not a Mexican wine, I feel like the tequila holds down the Mexican place-card. I’ve been wanting to make a summer inspired sangria using Rose’ for a few weeks now, and when the trip to Mexico came up, Tequila Sangria came to mind.
Done and DONE.
Honestly, these sangrias are kind of like a big batch of fruity margaritas… which in my mind is kind of epic.
They’re also so easy to prepare, perfect for summer entertaining. Just add everything to a BIG pitcher, give it a stir, chill it, and then drink up. Something I love to do whenever I make sangrias is to top each individual drink with a little sparkling water. Lately I’ve even been using Kombucha in place of sparkling water, but that can get pretty pricy if you are serving a crowd. Either way, I love the added fizz, especially for light and fun summery drinks like these sangrias!
Finally, if the combo of tequila and Rose’ have not yet sold you, just look at how pretty these are?? I’m thinking 4th of July party drink FOR SURE.
Red, white and blue!! 🙂
Summertime Rosé Tequila Sangria.
- 1 bottle Rosé
- 1 cup silver tequila
- 1 cup fresh lime juice
- 1/3-2/3 cup agave nectar depending on your taste
- 2 cups fresh strawberries hulled + halved
- 1 cup sliced peaches
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- 1 cup fresh pitted cherries and or watermelon
- 2-3 limes sliced
- original flavored kombucha or sparkling water for topping
- basil for garnish
In a large pitcher, combine all the ingredients except the sparkling water (or kombucha) and basil. Stir, gently to combine and then place in the fridge until chilled.
To serve, give the sangria a good stir, then fill each glass with ice and pour the sangria over the ice. Top with sparkling water or kombucha. Garnish with basil and edible flowers. Drink up!
Gotta love Friday…especially in the summer… and surely when sangria is involved. Yes, Please!