Every once in a while, we stumble across a libation so fantastic, we simply must share. Sipping this heavenly, sweet aperitif at the 850 Blues Spring Open House inspired us to attempt reproducing Raspberry Moscato Sangria at home.  Though we did not have the exact ingredients specified, we improvised with what we had on hand to concoct our own great tasting version! Go all out and accent your RMS with fresh fruit to create an extra impressive presentation. It’s a perfect cocktail choice for a theme party, a Spring Fling, or to serve as a summer refreshment. 

We substituted by using Red Moscato, Berry Vodka, regular simple syrup, and Berry La Croix.

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Original Recipe:

1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries

1 cup halved strawberries

1 cup fresh or frozen blackberries

1 bottle chilled Pink Moscato (such as Gallo)

1 Recipe raspberry simple syrup (recipe below)

½ cup red berry or raspberry vodka

1 cup lemon-lime soda

Raspberry Simple Syrup:

1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries

¼ cup granulated sugar

¼ cup water

Directions for Sangria:

Add fruit to the bottom of a large pitcher.  Top with chilled Moscato, raspberry simple syrup, and vodka.  Stir to combine.  Place the pitcher in the refrigerator at least an hour to chill.  Before serving stir in lemon-lime soda.

Raspberry Simple Syrup:

In a small pot, add raspberries, sugar, and water.  Bring the mixture to a gentle boil.  Cook, stirring occasionally, until the sugar dissolves.  Take the mixture off the heat and allow it to come to room-temperature.  Strain the mixture through a mesh sieve.  If you’re not going to us the mixture right away, store in an airtight container and place in the refrigerator until ready to use.  Store in an airtight container and place in the refrigerator until ready to use.  The mixture can be made 3 days ahead. 

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If you’ve got a kitchen, you’ll likely have all the ingredients you need to create this heavenly body scrub right at your fingertips.  Sugar acts as a gentle exfoliant on your skin, while lemon and vanilla give your scrub a lovely sweet, fresh scent.  Schedule your own personal appointment for some spa-style pampering right at home.  Your skin will feel soft and scrumptious! 

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Hint:  We used the coconut oil!   

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