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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Star-Spangled Sangria | 4th of July Outdoor Bar & Decorations


Another re-post from last year - one of my favorites! 
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Sangria is one of my favorite Summer drinks... wait, is it that obvious?  Yes, this is my second Sangria post of the Summer.  This version was created especially for TheDaily.com for our 4th of July DIY Entertaining video.  To see the video, more details and recipes (including a Red, White & Blueberry Ice Cream Cake) from the shoot, click here!

Star-Spangled
Sangria


1 bottle of white wine (pinot grigio works great)
1 cup of peach brandy
3 red apples
1 pint of blueberries
1/4 cup of sugar

Cut the slices of the apples off of their cores into 4 large slices from each apple. Using a small star cookie cutter, cut a star out of each apple slice. Place the stars into the bottom of a pitcher. Add blueberries. Pour in the brandy and let the fruit soak in the brandy for at least an hour, and up to four hours. Add white wine to the fruit and brandy mixture. Stir in 1/4 cup of sugar, or more to taste.

Serve chilled or with ice.



I served the Spangled Sangria in Mason Jars with Berry Skewers.  Just thread red and blue berries on a wooden skewer.  Not only just for looks, they work great to keep your drink nice and cold when frozen, too!  Click below to continue reading after the break!





Here I have a complete 4th of July Help Yourself Bar (my favorite kind) set up on our patio table... after all, isn't the bar always where everyone gathers?  Might as well make it a comfy place in the center of the party.  I added a navy pillow to my light blue and cream to instantly (and easily) update my patio decor for the holiday.



Another simple way to decorate your patio for the 4th?  I plopped some flags in my flower pots for a festive touch. 

I made the star-shaped apple pieces by slicing apples, then cutting them out with a cookie cutter.


Visit here to see the beautiful video they created and all of the details from the Star-Spangled 4th of July Party.

3 comments:

  1. Looks great! Definitely going to use the sangria recipe!

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  2. Tracey Evans9:09 AM

    Love the video, sooo cute! Love you cute outfit too! :)

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  3. I love 4th of July celebrations! Especially if you have family, friends and even co-workers join us to celebrate. I once had the chance to experience that celebration when I visited my friend in Canada. The people there are so sweet and thoughtful to have welcomed be to their beautiful home. I can’t forget that wonderful experience.

    http://online-phd-uk.co.uk/

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