Thursday, July 29

a fabulously thrifty thursday

hi there and happy thursday!
so i heard this morning on the radio that people are in their worst mood out of the whole week on thursday... which i find interesting because i think i am in my 2nd to happiest mood on thursdays {with fridays coming in first of course}. i guess people are just fed up by thursday? don't know, but i'm here to share one of my fave weekend treats that i don't mind preparing often as it is so affordable:)

yummy white wine spritzer/sangria {call it what you want, but it's pretty much a wine cooler:)}
this little recipe will stretch your bottle of wine from 4 glasses to like 15! and the best part is, since it's all mixed up with other flavors, you don't have to splurge on the good stuff.

so, you start with a bottle of white, i'd recommend pinot grigio {stay away from chard, you want something sweeter}, pour this in your fanciest pitcher


slice up an apple {thin}, add it in

 slice up a lime... add
 

cut a bunch of grapes in half and pop those in
 

oranges... slice... add

now, for the finishing touch, add some 7-up or gingerale.  i usually use a 2 to 1 ratio here... {less soda, wink wink}

lightly stir, pop in the fridge for a few hours and serve!

there you go, a perfect drink for entertaining some girlfriends on a summer afternoon... coming in under $7 {total estimate... if you buy a $4 bottle of wine:)}
try it and let me know what you think!
xo
L

{wine (bardot in blue), apple, lemon, grapes, oranges, 7-upsangria}

2 comments:

  1. YUUUUUMMMM!!! One of my favorite girls nights ever was spontaneously spent with cheap wine, kool aid mix and sprite just out on my balcony. It was right before graduation and my husband was still deployed. We laughed and talked until about four a.m. It really makes me miss my girlfriends to think about that night... *sigh*

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  2. Mm this looks delicious. Just popped over to let you know that you won my giveaway! Check your email, for the details!
    Thanks lauren!
    xoxo
    L
    The Perfect Pear
    http://www.theperfectpearpair.blogspot.com

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