Favorite Friday Afternoons

I have always loved Friday afternoons. All throughout college, Friday afternoons were my favorite time of the week! People are done with class, not much is going on; it was always just a time to relax and recuperate from the past week.

Since starting my graduate career, that has changed a bit; mainly because I hardly ever had class on Friday last semester. But today, with class all morning and work all afternoon, I came home to my favorite time of the week: a perfect Friday afternoon! It really is perfect, because its about 80 degrees, low humidity, and in the middle of January. Those are all positives in my book!

Red Sangria

So, the most perfect Friday afternoon wouldn’t be complete without an afternoon cocktail! But as I mentioned yesterday in my pizza post, sangria is a perfect accompaniment. And sangria is a perfect accompaniment to any Friday afternoon, so here are my recipes for red and white wine sangria!

Have a lovely Friday afternoon!

Print this recipe!

Red Wine Sangria

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle light red wine of your choice
  • 1 blood orange, cut into wedges
  • 1 apple, cut into slivers
  • 1.5 oz. vodka
  • 1.5 oz. triple sec
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 12 oz. lemon flavored sparkling water (ex: La Croix)

Directions


Combine all ingredients, except the sparkling water, together in a pitcher. Allow the flavors to marinate together overnight.
Just before serving, add the sparkling water.

Enjoy!

Serves: 2 – 3 people

White Wine Sangria

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle sweet white wine (ex: Riesling, Sauvignon blanc)
  • 1 large white grapefruit, cut into sections without outer skin
  • 1 oz vodka
  • 2 oz triple sec
  • 12 oz. lemon flavored sparkling water (ex: La Croix)

Directions

Combine all ingredients, except the sparkling water, together in a pitcher. Allow the flavors to marinate together overnight.

Just before serving, add the sparkling water.

Enjoy!

Serves: 2 – 3 people

PS: My favorite grocery store in Dallas, Central Market, was have “Citrus Fest” in which they had TONS of citrus varieties, some of which I had never experienced (ex: white grapefruit). But regular oranges, lemons, and grapefruit can be utilized in place of any of the hard-to-find citrus.

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