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Have I mentioned we live on the best block in the world? The other day we realized we hadn’t seen our beloved neighbors in quite a while because we’ve all been traveling all summer. Our natural response? Invite everyone over for sangria! We whipped up a tropical sangria for a little end-of-summer get-together, and it turned into a perfect evening.
We used 7UP® to “mix it up” a bit in our sangria, and it was the perfect bubbly base combined with a simple pinot grigio (7UP is great to have on hand as a mixer, or just to serve straight up)! The tropical fruit added a fun touch — everybody was so into the dragon fruit! I have to admit, it’s so pretty. And a nice mild flavor that really soaks up the sangria. Read on for our recipe, or watch the video below!
- 1 bottle Pinot Grigio
- 2 bottles 7UP (we found ours at Safeway! There’s actually a coupon on the J4U app for $.50 off any 7UP product, excluding 2 liters. Check your retailer website for info!)
- 2 oz Brandy
- 2 oz Grand Marnier
- Tropical fruits
Cut all of your fruit into cubes or slices and add to a pitcher or container. Pour wine over the fruit. Add 7UP, followed by brandy and Grand Marnier. Stir gently to mix all liquid. We recommend chilling overnight, but if you just can’t wait, you can add some ice to your glasses! Serve cold over some pieces of fruit and enjoy!
Once we had our sangria, all we needed to add to the mix was a few neighbors and friends! If you’re hosting an end-of-summer bash, a perfect way to get everyone together is with Evite®. They’ve even got some custom 7UP Mix It Up invitations that just so happened to blend beautifully with our tropical theme. 😉 If you’ve never used Evite, it’s super simple to add your info to an invitation and send it around digitally to your friends. We’ve had really good experiences using their invites — people always appreciate how simple it is to just get it on your phone!
With your cocktails made and your friends coming soon, add a couple of special touches. We decided to stick with the tropical theme and crack open a coconut to serve as a vase for some floral arrangements. It worked like a charm! I grabbed some gladiolus from Safeway when I was doing my shopping and they amped up the tropical vibe a little bit.
So here’s to the end of summer, but not letting the celebrating stop! Hope you try out our new favorite sangria, and that you enjoy it with a few good friends. And as always, please only consume alcohol if you’re 21 or over. And always drink responsibly! Cheers! xoxo