Brunch Cocktails Anyone?
As you know, I'm originally a northern girl. The beautiful City of Brotherly Love molded me into the young woman I am today. Nonetheless, some how or another - I ended up in the deep south. From the very first time I visited Durham, NC and ordered sweet tea not even realizing that the sugar came already mixed in with the tea (seriously, this blew my mind), I've been in love and I haven't looked back! I whole heartedly believe that I am a southern girl at heart
One visit to North Carolina and I've been in love ever since. It's the complete opposite of living in a city; where there are too many skyscrapers to count. A city where the glow from the street lights make it nearly impossible to see the stars at night. And greenery - does that even exist in they city? Any who, I've been captivated from the very first moment I stepped foot onto southern soil. The fresh air, the lackadaisical demeanor of its natives. It was different and exactly what I needed.
Southern living, for me, is characterized by a multitude of qualities: brunch, old fashioned meals made entirely from scratch, friendly smiles & greetings no matter where you go, and so much more! Wait did I mention BRUNCH? Sunday brunch is a staple in southern culture. And once you've had a good one, you'll understand why. Whether it's at an upscale venue with a live jazz band or even a friend's living room with their own music bumping through the speakers, there's nothing quite like southern brunch. Getting all dolled up with your fave group of girl and guy friends and sharing food, drinks and laughter with each other, you can't put a price on those types of memories.
Speaking of drinks (because let's be honest, what's brunch with out drinks - breakfast?) one of the most popular brunch cocktails is SANGRIA! Any who, I want to share one of my most favorite sangria recipes. Check it out below:
What You'll Need:
- 1 Bottle of your favorite red wine
- 2 C Fresh Orange Juice
- 2 Plums, sliced or cut into wedges
- 1 Orange, sliced or cut into wedges
- 1 White Peach, sliced or cut into wedges
- 1/2 C Strawberries, chopped
- 1/2 C Raspberries, chopped
- In a large pitcher, combine all ingredients.
- Chill overnight.
- Serve & enjoy!
Sangria is a brunch punch comprised of red wine and a variety of fresh fruit, juice or alcohol. While the complete history of this punch is unknown, historians believe the term originated during the 18th century in Spain. The name of the drink is thought to come from the spanish word "sangre" meaning blood - thus the dark red color of the drink.
What are some of your favorite brunch cocktails? Be sure to share in the comments below!