When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Sangria.

So I first want to apologize for being the worst blog mommy ever: I abandoned my baby blog short term because of a myriad of reasons – honestly sometimes life can seem like a never-ending hangover. Regardless, I’m back and ready to write drunk and edit (almost) sober.

One of my self-imposed life requirements is that I take away a positive morsel from every low point.

…what did I learn from leaving that job?

…from having my phone stolen?

…from that horrible dye job? (it was traumatic, I don’t want to talk about it)

Now, being the wine-fiend that I am, I strongly believe that when life gives you these sour low points, you owe it to yourself to grab a few bottles of Cava and make something fruity and delicious (that also gets you drunk enough to not think about that nonsense). Plus, one of the best things about sangria is that it’s next to impossible to screw up – no one is ever going to complain about getting drunk off the grown up equivalent of fruit punch, and you’ll feel like a rockstar for this feat. Everyone wins!

So, in the spirit of turning life’s less palatable moments into blurry memories, I’ve included my favorite sangria recipe to chug (I mean, sip).

Boozy besitos


White Peach and Cava Sangria

  • 1 bottle of Cava (if doubling the recipe, I personally like to sub the second bottle for a Pinot Gris or another zesty white wine to add a little spunk)
  • 1 cup Pinot Noir
  • 1/4 cup Triple Sec
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 white peaches
  • 3/4 cup of blueberries
  • Juice from 1 lemon

Combine Triple Sec, Pinot Noir, sugar and lemon juice at bottom of pitcher. Stir until sugar dissolves. Cube peaches and add to Triple Sec mixture with ice and blueberries. Top with Cava and serve immediately to maintain your bubbles!

*if you choose, you can leave the mixture (minus the Cava and ice!) overnight to allow the peaches to further macerate and absorb a more boozy quality.

Bottoms up!


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