Posts Tagged ‘glass drink dispenser’

White Wine Sangria for a Crowd


Ever need to make a large batch of booze for big group and don’t want to spend $200 on fancy wine and fresh fruit? Today is your lucky day my friends.

White Wine Sangria

A bride-to-be friend asked us to provide a poolside drinks for 40 guests staying at the hotel where the wedding was taking place. We wanted an elegant drink that would please a crowd without being too pricey. We also wanted a lighter alcoholic drink so guests wouldn’t be too tired to attend the wedding later that afternoon.


White Wine Sangria with lemons and strawberries

Inspired by our more high-end Rose Wine Sangria, we created this simple version of White Wine Sangria with help from the freezer section of the grocery store. You can find delicious light and crisp wines like Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio for $3 a bottle which helps keep the cost down (Trader Joe’s is a great resource for inexpensive wine). This is also easy to assemble.  I cut the strawberries and lemons on a cutting board on the floor of my hotel room with a butter knife and had the whole drink dispenser ready to go in 10 minutes!


White Wine Sangrai + Ice Bucket


Lightly sweet, with a fruity citrus fizz, this cocktail was a huge hit with the wedding guests. Not one drop was left as the stunning bride walked down the aisle.

White Wine Sangriafor a crowd
(Serves 30-40)

6 bottles Sauvignon Blanc or other light and fruity white wine, chilled
2 12oz cans frozen lemonade concentrate
2 cups Triple Sec or other orange flavored liquor
1 pint of strawberries, tops removed and sliced into rounds
1 cup fresh lemon juice
5 lemons, sliced into rounds
12 oz frozen raspberries
16 oz frozen peaches
1 or 2 liters sparkling water

About 2 hours before serving mix the wine, frozen lemonade, triple sec, lemon juice, lemon slices and strawberry slices in a large drink dispenser. Allow to sit in the fridge to let the flavors meld. Just before serving mix in 1 liter of sparkling water and check for taste, adding more sparkling water if needed and then add frozen raspberries and peaches, stir well. Serve alongside a bucket of ice.


PS- Thank you to the Florio family for the wonderful glass drink dispenser in these photos! xo, LEH

The Weekend Dish


by Lydia Ellison

Happy Holiday Weekend Y’all! Hope you have something fab in store for the following few days. Sarah has her darling sister and fabulous Aunt in town and they will be painting the town red all weekend. I am THRILLED to have almost no plans this weekend save for a mellow BBQ on Sunday.

These homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches were a big hit at last year’s July 4th BBQ, they offered the perfect retro chic Americana vibe.

ice cream sandwich

Definitely planning to go the Farmer’s Market on Saturday to get a supplies for my famous Watermelon Margaritas to bring to the festivities on Sunday. Wish I had a big drink dispenser like this one from Napa Style to serve them in…

drink dispenser

Snippet & Ink made a collage of a color combo that has me really jazzed lately… tomato and mint aka turquoise and red. Such a fresh palette for your summer entertaining.


Run a piece of turquoise fabric (any turquoise scarves lying around?) down your table and stud it with fresh ruby cherry tomatoes still on the vine or baskets of ripe strawberries and cherries. Edible, compostable table decor!

cherry tomatoes on the vine

Since the weather is getting hot it’s a good time to refresh your memory on ways to save and conserve energy this summer. GP posted a great resource yesterday with a list of the Top 10 Energy and Climate Savers.