Sip It :: Summertime Sangria

Sip Sip Hooray | Sangria Bar

I don’t know if you’re like me, but summertime somehow stresses me out. In my head it’s full of days lounging on the beach, picnics with the kids and drinks with umbrellas — but reality? It’s still the daily grind but with the added longing to be outside soaking up the sun. In an effort to take a moment to pause and just ENJOY the moment, I invited a few of my closest girls over for a much needed cocktail hour. Sangria and chatting were our only two agenda items. Pure. Summer. Bliss.

Peach and Plum color pallet

I didn’t fuss much over setting up an extravagant table since the whole point was to relax and unwind. I planned to serve only one cocktail (Yellow Tail Sangria) so I drew from the sangria for color inspiration. Peach and plum flowers accompanied by actual fresh peaches and plums added the perfect summer touch to my backyard patio table.

Sip Sip Hooray | Sangria Bar

I created this print just for the occasion. It summed up how I was feeling about finally getting to spend some summer down-time with my girlfriends.

Sangria Bar

I love simple cocktails. Yellow Β Tail Sangria can be enjoyed either chilled on its own, over ice, with fresh fruit, a sprinkle of mint, or a splash of soda. I chose to serve it chilled, with fresh fruit (peaches, plums and grapes). I also set out a carafe of lemon lime soda which ended up being a great mixer. It gave the sangria a slight bubbly taste.

yellowtail sangria

I let guests serve themselves which worked out great. We sat around, chatted, and sipped. It was perfect.

Yellowtail sangria

I loved how easy the Yellowtail Sangria was to serve and all the girls loved how it tasted. It’s a great choice for your next summer gathering.

I participated in this sponsored campaign on behalf of One2One Network. All opinions stated are my own.

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2 Comments on Sip It :: Summertime Sangria

  1. sharon garofalow
    July 18, 2014 at 8:58 am (8 months ago)

    I’ve never tried premade sangria! I’ll have to give it a try. Sounds so easy!

    • Tori
      July 18, 2014 at 10:50 am (8 months ago)

      So easy Sharon, give it a try. It has great flavor too!


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