So, spring has sprung...or at least, I have green stuff growing in my backyard instead of all the brown, dead grass. I wish I could say the green things were all pretty plants and/or grass, but it looks like weeds. At least they are green though!
With the arrival of spring comes the tradition of lounging outside with friends and family on a warm beautiful day...when we have warm beautiful days! With lounging comes cookouts, and with cookouts comes the excuse to have a cool, spring/summer cocktail.
In light of the pending arrival of spring (which is technically a week from tomorrow), here's a light, fruity cocktail that will please even the most picky critics! I served this up one year for a 4th of July picnic, and I think we went through 3 pitchers. Even the boys loved it!
Mango Peach Sangria
From Semi-Homemade by Sandra Lee on The Food Network
1 cup frozen mango chunks & 1 cup frozen peach slices
-OR- (what I use) 2 cups frozen mixed fruit (comes in a bag with strawberries, peaches, melon, mango, etc.)
1 cup peach schnapps
2 (11.5-ounce) cans mango nectar
1 bottle white wine (cheap is okay!)
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher and stir. Refrigerate for several hours for flavors to blend, or serve immediately. Serve chilled in wine glasses.