Wednesday, May 16, 2012

White Grape Splash

I have to say, I always feel bad for expectant and nursing mother when they're out at evening events.  I'm definitely not saying those events can't be fun unless you're drinking, but it makes me crazy when the only beverage choices are alcoholic, caffeinated, or water.  It's like nobody considered the moms or even people who don't drink.  How rude!

At my cocktail party, everyone gets remembered.  After all, light and pretty drinks like this one are delicious any time, especially in the hot summer months.  This particular recipe could be adapted in an infinite number of ways.  I'm already dreaming up a version with peach nectar and frozen raspberries.

I hope you're dreaming of what you'd do with a copy of Williams-Sonoma's Cocktail Parties and a $50 Williams-Sonoma gift card.  Today marks the middle of the entry period, so make sure you're getting each of your three entry EVERYDAY this week.  Remember, you can:

1.  Leave a comment on today's post telling me what your favorite non-alcoholic beverage is. 

2.  Either like Apple a Day's new facebook page and come back here to tell me you've done so or, if you've already liked the page, leave a comment on the facebook page question of the day and come back here to tell me you've done so.

3.  Tweet the following message (just copy and paste the text in between the stars): *I entered to win a $50 Williams-Sonoma gift card on Apple a Day!  You can enter here: @appleadayblog*  Once you've tweeted, come back to today's post and tell me you've tweeted.

White Grape Splash
from Williams-Sonoma, Cocktail Parties

ice cubes
2-3 bunches red or green grapes, frozen
3 c. white grape juice
1 bottle sparkling water
fresh mint sprigs, for garnish

1.  Put several ice cubes and 6 frozen grapes in the bottom of four tumblers or wineglasses.  Pour 3/4 c. grape juice into each glass.  Pour 1/4 c. sparkling water over the grape juice.  Garnish each glass with a mint sprig and serve immediately.


Brittany Cooks said...

Time to start dreaming...those are gorgeous! :)

Suzy Q said...

That's a hard one, since I would always like a splash of alcohol best! But for non-alcoholic drinks, I guess limeade would be it.

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BMK said...

I'm a fan of any kind of lemonade

Kristen Hadley said...

I love sweet tea! It's so refreshing on a hot day!

Claire-Lauren said...

I would have to go with iced tea! :-)

Claire-Lauren said...

I answered your FB question (as Simply Sweet Justice!) :-)

Shoe Fanatic said...

Cranberry juice and sprite is a delish mocktail!

USA Kiwi (Kylee) said...

I would roll over and do tricks if that was at an event I was attending right now! You are so right - there is hardly ever anything that I can drink these days.

My favorite is just sparkling water with some raspberries and basil in the bottom.

Anonymous said...

I just liked your FB page. This looks delicious! I can't wait to make these for Summer!

The Home Cook said...

I love cranberry juice mixed with seltzer. Crisp and clean.

That Girl said...

I got very creative drink-wise when I was pregnant.

Cara @ The Boys Made Me Do It said...

I actually like arnold palmers-- half sweet tea and half lemonade!

Kaitlyn said...

I love drinking lemonade on a hot day. It's so refreshing.

Also, I commented on the FB page for today :)

joVonn said...

Arnold palmers for me too!

Unknown said...

I make a mixture of gingerale (a 2 liter bottle) and 2 containers of frozen grape juice concentrate (that is undiluted and thawed). It is the best sparkling grape juice and oh so easy!

Paige said...

Raspberry sparkling water is a new favorite. Great alternative to plain old water!

Rebecca said...

This sounds great. I might use it for one of my many pregnant friends.