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Y'all, if I could live on the beach I really would. Sure, that sounds super unoriginal, but to be honest if being unoriginal means I get to lay face down in a large pile of sand for the rest of my life, I'll take it. There are really only two things I truly enjoy: the first thing is having easy access to super delicious and local seafood, and the second thing is lying mostly naked in the sun with a drink in hand. Literally everything else in the world makes me sob, but those two lone little happiness-producers are always right there waiting for me every time beach times happen.
We've been on Santa Rosa Island for about four days now, which is the longest either Beau or I have been outside of New Orleans for like probably all of 2016, and it definitely isn't going to be long enough, but I'm dealing. There is a LOT of beaching to do and very little time. Pretty much declaring a public emergency right now over this ratio of beaching:time. Number one on the priorities list was getting my tan on. Well, we went fishing our first day here and I forgot to wear sun block, and now I have burnt arms, neck, and head but pale everything else, so my body basically resembles a scoop of Neopolitan ice cream, which is delicious in a bowl but maybe not on a human. I know I sound so vain, but we're going to LA next week, so I need to
be beautiful be ready for the outdoors! I've just got been slathering Aquaphor all over my body for now, and any tips for evening out techniques are greatly appreciated yes thank you.
At any rate, this sangria we made is helping me chill out while the sun does its magic on me; if you tuned in to our Nomcast on Tuesday, you'll recognize the recipe! And if you don't know what a Nomcast is - it's a litte live happy hour show Beau and I do every Tuesday night at 7 p.m. EST where we basically just talk about booze, then get drunk, then play a game. Really I'm not sure how everyone else feels about it, but we definitely have a great time.
Like we touched on during the show—
- we love rosé
- we love grapefruit
- we love sangria
—so this recipe was pretty much our destiny. We decided to add our favorite little low-alcohol sipping beverage, Stiegl Radler, which is like 60% grapefruit soda, 40% beer, and 110% delicious. There's also some Campari thrown in there for good measure, really just to punch up the bitterness, but that bitterness gets rounded out by our Lord and Savior of all ur sweetening needs, light agave nectar. Yum. Check out the recipe below, bbs!
Rosé Grapefruit Sangria
- 1 (750 ml) bottle of dry rose wine
- 1 (12 oz) can Stiegel Raddler grapefruit soda beer
- 1/2 cup Campari
- 1/4 cup light agave nectar
- 2 ruby red grapefruits, sliced into cross sections (1 for the sangria and 1 for garnish)
- 2 limes, sliced into cross sections (same as above)
- Rosemary for garnish (optional)
Combine all ingredients except for the garnish in a large pitcher, give a good stir and serve over ice. For even tastier results, make the night ahead and let sit (wrapped in plastic wrap) overnight in the refrigerator.
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