Before I get to today’s post, how many of you tuned in to the NFC championship game? Well, being that I’m a native Washington girl, of course I was reppin’ my team, with a 12th Man Mojito in hand. They ended up being quite the lucky cocktail for the afternoon, considering that the Hawks pulled off a win with just a few seconds left in the 4th quarter. Whether you’re a fan of the hawks or not, and whether you agree or not, they are deserving of their spot in the Superbowl! Statistically, they’re one of the best teams of 2013 and I’m thrilled that they made it! I’m also thrilled that they’re going up against the Broncos, because I like them as well! Not quite as much as the Seahawks, but honestly I couldn’t see it any other way! The Broncos have an incredible offense and that paired with the top defense in the league means we’re in for a fantastic game!
I’ll be hosting a very quaint Superbowl party at my home this Sunday and one of the drinks on the menu is a light and refreshing sangria which I’ve appropriately titled Superbowl XLVIII Sangria. I’m a big fan of the recipe because it’s simple and I can make it ahead of time, with easy refill options as the day goes on. This Sangria is also wonderful because it’s very versatile. Of course, I’m a Seahawks fan so the version I’m sharing with you today includes fruit in a blue and green color scheme, topped off with Wild Lime Soda DRY Soda….you know, the less sweet all natural soda that just happens to be my favorite, and is also local to Seattle. What a fitting way to represent our team this Sunday!
Superbowl XLVIII Sangria
This recipe is ideal for those non beer drinking Seahawks fans like myself. Light and refreshing with subtle sweet and tartness. The addition of blueberries and fresh honeydew melon matches the color scheme of our team, and the football cutout shapes add a touch of whimsy making this beverage a fabulous option for your Superbowl Party! The local soda from DRY adds a tasty finishing touch!
Feel free to switch out the fruit to match the team you’re cheering for. For example cheering for the Broncos? Use Oranges and Blueberries.
1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice.
4 key limes. Slice two into rounds, and 2 into quarters for the drink’s garnish.
1/4 of a honeydew melon cut into 1” rounds and then cut into football shapes using a mini football cookie cutter (optional)
1 cup fresh blueberries washed.
1 bottle of your favorite Riesling or Chardonnay. Use Riesling if you like your beverages a little sweet.
1/2 cup Cointreau.
2 bottles Wild Lime DRY Soda chilled.
Place lemon juice, and sliced limes in the bottom of a large pitcher and stir together, muddling the limes a bit to release their juices.
Add in remaining fruit and stir.
Pour in the full bottle of wine, and Cointreau. Stir and place in the fridge for about 2 hours.
Add chilled soda right before serving!
Serve over ice and enjoy
While searching for a glass to serve this beverage in, I came across some Heritage Collection Ball Mason Jars which just happened to be in blue!
What a great way to tie in the Hawks color scheme. I chose to use mason jars instead of wine glasses because I felt like they fit better with the Superbowl theme, but feel free to serve this cocktail in any glass that you’d like!
You can garnish with green paper straws, quartered limes and fresh blueberries. The straws can be found in my Etsy shop. The Seahawks logo was attached using stickers that I found online.
Do you have plans for the Superbowl? A few months back I predicted that both the Hawks and the Broncos would go all the way and since I’m a fan of both teams, I’m excited to see how it all plays out! Of course, I’ll be cheering for my Hawks and I’m hoping this cocktail is just as lucky as my last one! Today while at the grocery store to get items for Sunday, I attempted to pickup some bags of skittles in honor of Marshawn Lynch and they were completely sold out of the original flavor. I guess that just shows you how serious the 12th man fans are!
More to share soon.
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