Red White and Sparkling Blueberry Punch

You guys, it’s time… time for outdoor summa, summa time drinking! Who is ready for the long weekend already?

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You probably won’t believe me when I say I am not a big drinker (I know, sounds crazy, look at my blog) but it’s true. But those one or two perfect cocktails that set the mood, that’s what it’s all about and summer time drinks are my favorite.

Actually, Nick and I were just trying to figure out where our “happy place” is right now. We were invited to Dave Matthews Band concert for next weekend and three years ago I would have said YES YES YES but instead here was my thought process:

1. We would need to get a babysitter (20 bucks an hour!)
2. Traffic sucks getting in and out of concerts.
3. How late do those things go?
4. I don’t think I can drink that long, I would be tired.

What the heck. I am old and lame.

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So I started thinking, well if I don’t want to go to a Dave concert, what does fun look like these days? Here’s what I came up with.

Sitting in a big backyard , far away from traffic with a sprinkler or water table for Austin to stay occupied and happy (getting all the wiggles out safely). Add a few friends and a big bowl of this punch. Maybe some smores and a fire-pit for when it gets dark. Yep. That does it.

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I made these adorable ice rings for your punch bowl out of donut molds (because I couldn’t find my bunt pan).

The punch is super simple and bursting with fruit. The trick to making the best punch bowls or sangria is to buy as much fruit as you think you will need, and then buy more. There can never be too much!

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Cheers to long weekends and to me getting my blogging mojo back! The countdown to Friday begins now.

Print Recipe

Red White and Sparkling Blueberry Punch

Yield: 12 or more drinks

Prep Time: 10 mins

Ingredients:

  • 2 bottles Moscato
  • 4 bottles IZZE Sparkling Blueberry juice
  • 3 cups Smirnoff Sorbet Light Pineapple Coconut
  • Endless blueberries and strawberries

Directions:

1. Pour moscato, IZZE Sparkling Blueberry and vodka into a punch bowl. Add strawberries, blueberries and serve.

Optional: Freeze water and berries in a bunt pan or donut molds for ice rings to keep your punch cold. Freeze overnight and run hot water on the back of the mold to release the ice. 

Life Lately: What happens instead of blogging!

Gahhhhhh.  Another “Life Lately” post.  I know, I know you guys want boozy recipes! I really, really wanted to make a jello shot for Cinco de Mayo. (See how far behind I am? It’s almost Memorial Day) But I got a little busy.

And by that I mean drinking watermelon margaritas, eating smores, tasting wine and hanging out with Cookie Monster and my bestie from college.

Life is tough lately. Here is what happens and why I don’t blog:

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Life Lately: Smoky Mountain Mini Vacation

Dewy morning mountain trees and cool cold mountain air.

Hoodies, songs, and toddler chatter as we tracked our way up.

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Waterfall views and fruit snacks.  (Don’t drop any for the bears!) 

Life Lately: Hello San Diego

I was asked last minute to speak on a panel at a conference in San Diego last week. As you can tell, it was terrible. (Kidding obviously)

I had never been to Southern California so I was really excited. We stayed at The Grand Del Mar. I think it’s safe to say if it wasn’t for my job I would never have the opportunity to stay at this luxury hotel. “Luxury” is just not a category we consider when booking a trip.

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Jelly Shots: A Rainbow of 70 Boozy Recipes IS COMING SOON!

It’s almost here! I feel like I have been talking about this FOR-EV-ER. Soon I will actually be able to hold it in my hands.

You are going to FLIP OUT when you see what’s in side this little book.

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NEW JELLO SHOTS! I tried to think of every food trend I possibly could and turn it into a jello shot. Nutella, birthday cake, peaches and cream. The ideas just kept coming. The chapters are organized by holidays and there is something for every occasion!

I can’t wait to show you more but for now here is the cover. Jelly Shots is available for pre-order RIGHT NOW where-ever books are sold. Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target you name it. BUY ONE FOR ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS AND THEN PARTY WITH THEM ALL SUMMER :)

Official release date is set for July 6th. Stand by for giveaways and some special sneak peeks.

Love you guys, thank you for all of your support over the years, without your interest in my adorable little boozy treats none of this would be happening.

Let me know if you have any questions about the book. More coming soon …

xoxo