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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Red, White and Blue Sangria on Day 6 of #KickOffToSummerWeek2014 with our Final #Giveaway!

Welcome to the final day, Day #6 of Kick Off to Summer Week, a multi-blogger event co-host by Lauren of From Gate to Plate and Summer of Summer Scraps.

With summer quickly approaching and Memorial Day in a few weeks, we wanted to make sure you had plenty of ideas for your Memorial Day activities. For the past six days we have been serving up a variety of different appetizers, main dishes, desserts, decor, printables and more all centered around the up-coming Memorial Day.

We hope you enjoyed all of these wonderful ideas and thank you for tuning in each day. We have great prizes up for grabs and you will not want to miss out on any of the days! Be sure to check out previous days out here. Follow #KickOffToSummerWeek2014 on Twitter to keep up to date with all of our spectacular ideas and giveaways!

I'm finishing up this week with a refreshing drink - Red, White and Blue Sangria.

Traditonally, sangria is made with fruit (citrus and apple), brandy and red wine.  This {patriotic} favorite of mine uses raspberries {red}, blueberries {blue}, rum and sparkling {white} wine for a refreshing alternative.

Using frozen raspberries eliminates the need for ice to keep these tasty drinks cold on a hot summer day!

Before you get to my recipe, you will want to check out the rest of my blogger friends who've participated in this great event and show them how much you've enjoyed this week... drop them a line and show some love!

Red, White and Blue Sangria

by Susan Zentmyer
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • 1 cup of fresh or frozen raspberries
  • 1 cup of fresh blueberries
  • 4 oz. vanilla flavored rum
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 bottle of sparkling wine
Mix the fruit, rum and sugar in a glass pitcher. Stir until the sugar dissolves.
Let the fruit and rum mixture sit for at least 10 minutes, or up to an hour.
Pour in the sparkling wine, and serve immediately.
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We've reached the end of our week long journey helping you prep for Memorial Day, but before you go we want to offer you a $150 gift card to Amazon. How awesome is that?! We're talking a $150 smackaroo's to buy all of  your Memorial Day necessities. Whether it's a new grill, grilling utensils, cookbook, new cookware, or decor.. we've got you covered! It's really easy to enter.. just follow along in the Rafflecopter!  Good Luck and thank you for partying along with us this week!

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  1. My your favorite activity over the Memorial Day holiday is grilling out with family!

  2. Sitting outside and enjoying the weather! :)

  3. Being able to relax with my family and having a great outdoor meal.

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  5. I love going out on our lake in the pontoon, and grilling!

  6. A perfect drink for Memorial and the 4th.
    Enjoy the beautiful weather. Blessings, Catherine

  7. Leslie:
    I enjoy a barbeque and making ice cream.

  8. Hi! My favorite activity over Memorial Day week-end is our apartments' pool party & bbq. Fun! Thank-you

  9. Probably just BBQ and hang with my kids.

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  11. Every Memorial Day we have a pool party and cook out for friends and family.

  12. Cooking out and hanging out with family and friends on the back deck. :)

  13. Having a cook out with family and watching the town parade!