Bianco Sangria

It’s been high school homecoming week in Allen, Texas.  We are sharing a few of the many pics with you of Blind Pig #2 and his lovely date.  If you are not from the Lone Star State, you may not be familiar with the homecoming mum tradition.  What can we say, ” Bigger, better….”  You know the phrase. 🙂

Along with football, homecoming and mums, we like to celebrate Fall with a some Bianco Sangria.  Throw some fall fruits into a pitcher and mix some up for yourself! We added apples, plums, pears, and peaches to our pitcher.  We start with some white wine, Carpano Bianco, apple brandy, lemon juice, simple syrup and angostura bitters.

Cut your fresh fruit into small bite size pieces and place in your pitcher.

Add other ingredients to the pitcher and stir gently.  Our recipe called for simple syrup, but we thought that the brandy and wine made the sangria very sweet.  The next time we make this recipe we are leaving out the simple syrup.  Place your pitcher in the fridge and let it sit for 4-8 hours.  Serve chilled and enjoy.

 

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Make some Bianco Sangria today kick ball and watch some football and let us know what you think!

 

 

Day Drinking

Hi Friends, sorry we are getting this post out to you a little late this week.  Our lives have been a bit of a whirlwind the past couple of weeks. On Friday we made a bee-line trip down I-35 to Austin to see Blind Piglet #2 play in high school soccer playoffs. Then we sped back home because we are hosting two soccer players from South Africa in our home for the week of Dallas Cup— not to mention jobs, groceries, and everything else that needs to be accomplished.

Our concoction that we have to share with you this week was found by Craig and we think that you will really like it.  It is light.  It is lo-cal.  It is springy.  It is the perfect beverage for a little Day Drinking.

Keeping with our mantra of easy, tasty, and fresh, you will see that this drink has all three.  It’s easy– only two simple ingredients– Carpano Bianco and Q Spectactular Grapefruit Soda.  That’s it! (No shaker, no mixing, just pour!)  It’s fresh.  Pour in the Carpano Bianco, top off with the grapefruit soda, and add a little bit of cucumber for garnish and freshness.  It’s tasty– so light and refreshing, you will see why  at just 184 calories it’s the perfect daytime drink.

Carpano Bianco is new to The Blind Pig, so we want to give you a little background info. It is a vermouth produced in Italy from Trebbiano, Chardonnay, and Cortese grapes, which gives it its light refreshing white wine flavor. Although the grapes are its base, the formula is a secret family recipe passed down through generations.  Lucky for us!  Gotta love those family secrets. 😉

We’ve shared Q drinks with you in some of our other posts like Soup of the Day: Gin and Tonic and Salud Mexico!  We love Q drinks for their quality and taste – not to mention their little 7.5 fluid ounce can is just perfect for one serving of Day Drinking.

This drink is the perfect beverage for sitting on a patio on a spring or summer afternoon just soaking in the sun.  Its light, refreshing, and with just a hint of cucumber is a delicious way to relax. Not to mention with its light pink hue is quite pretty as well!  What more could you want in a drink? Fresh, beautiful and light!  We could see this drink  served at a Mother’s Day Brunch, a Bridal Shower or even served next week after your Easter meal.

Weather forecast this weeks calls for some beautiful sunshine and some lovely temps.  Maybe this week is a good week for a little Day Drinking?

Been away for awhile?  Here’s some posts you may have missed…

Have a Coke Float and a Smile

In the Morning I’m Making Waffles

Double the Thyme, Double the Fun

Saturday in the Park

Disclaimer: Beverages on this site are meant for adults 21 years of age and older. We do not condone underage drinking, and never drink and drive.