The first rule of brunch here in NY is to start with a cocktail, your basics would be a mimosa or bloody mary. If you are lucky you might find sangria or a specialty brunch cocktail on the menu, it’s all about hair of the dog correct?
I figured the best way to kick off my #brunchweek contributions was to provide you with a cocktail. Mother’s day is fast approaching on Sunday and if your mom is like mine, they love
rose, excuse me I mean white zinfandel. This sangria promises to be the perfect compromise between your moms favorite white zin and the crisp, dry rose that you like to enjoy on a warm summer’s eve.
- ¼ cup brandy
- ⅓ cup finely chopped strawberries
- 1 tablespoon white granulated sugar
- 1 750ml bottle dry Rose wine, chilled
- 1½ cups sliced strawberries
- 1 lime, thinly sliced
- ice for serving
- In a small bowl, mix together the ¼ cup brandy, ⅓ cup strawberries and sugar. Let sit for 5 minutes and mash together with a wooden spoon.
- Pour the macerated brandy berry mixture into a pitcher with the sliced strawberries and lime.
- Add the bottle of rose and stir.
- Serve immediately with ice or let sit for a few ours in the refrigerator prior to serving.
Actually first, I’m going to share some of the other fabulous #brunchweek recipes we are sharing today! Then keep scrolling for giveaway info! p.s. Want to enter? Gotta read the whole thing to get to rafflecopter but I promise it’s worth it. You want to know what you can win, right?
BeveragesWatermelon Rosemary Champagne Cocktail by Vanilla Lemonade Pear Hibiscus Brunch Cocktail by Rachel Cooks Mocha Frappuccino by Around My Family Table Pineapple-Basil Tea by The Kitchen Prep
EggsTomato and Mozzarella Quiche by Love and Confection Cherry Tomato and Chorizo Omelette by Katie’s Cucina Asparagus and Bacon Quicheby Confessions of an Overworked Mom
Meat, Poultry and FishBacon Canapés with Oranges and Maple Yogurt by Cook the Story Chicken Bacon Ranch Panini by Sweet Remedy Pancetta Wrapped Chicken by Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
Breads, Grains, Cereals and Pancake-type YumsSpinach and Goat Cheese Muffins by Culinary Flavors Overnight Blintz Bake by White Lights on Wednesday Bananas Foster French Toast by by Cravings of a Lunatic
DessertsCinnamon Raisin Bread by Katie’s Cucina Mrs. Lund’s Fresh Plum Cake by The Vintage Cook Chocolate Chip Banana Bundt Cake by Take A Bite Out Of Boca Strawberry Scones by Kokocooks Strawberry Mascarpone Tart by Kelly Bakes
Fruits and VeggiesHoney-Watermelon Soup by Culinary Adventures with Camilla