It’s a big day in the U S of A today – Election Day.
Go vote, will ya?
In the mean time, drool over these patriotic dishes that are totally stolen from some of my favorite Food Bloggers 🙂
The Classic “American Flag Cake”, made every 4th of July by my very own cousin, KB Murphy – the recipe is really intricate – see below:
Krissy: its just a reg cake and strawberries and blueberries in a flag or funfetti
I love a chef that shares their secrets 🙂
This Cute as can be AND healthy Patriotic Fruit Trifle from the lovely Kelly at Eat Yourself Skinny
Easy, fun and frozen on a stick – Red White and Blue Ice pops from My Recipes – meant for kids, but could be made for adults by adding some booze!
And the best for last, naturally…
A slew of Red, White and Blue cocktails from Real Simple – because by the end of this day, we’ll surely need a cocktail 🙂
Cheers everyone 🙂
Would you find ‘Lemonade-gria’ in Webster’s Dictionary? Mmm, probably not. But making up words is fun! And so is making up cocktails – this Lemonade-gria is a perfect combination of the refreshing taste of Lemonade and Sangria – and it’s light and low on calories, at only 5 WW points per serving!
*yields six glasses
1 bottle sauvignon blanc
2 shots of vodka
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
(about 2-3 large lemons)
1/4 cup Rasberry infused simple syrup
1 cup water
(I used lemon flavored)
1 small container of rasberries
1-2 lemons sliced for garnish
Ingredients for Rasberry Infused Simple Syrup
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup stevia
(6 individual packets)
1 small container of fresh rasberries
1) To make simple syrup: Combine the 1/4 cup of water, 1/4 cup of stevia and rasberries in a small sauce pan. Mash the rasberries with the bottom of a wooden spoon to infuse the juice of the rasberries, and simmer with other ingredients for about 3-5 mintues. Strain fruit from syrup and let cool.
2) To make Lemonade’gria- In a large pitcher, combine the sauvignon blanc, vodka, lemon juice, water and simple syrup and mix together. Add the rasberries and lemon slices and chill for 4-6 hours or overnight. (the longer the better!)
3) Pour 1 cup of the mixture in a glass with ice and top the rest off with seltzer water. Garnish with lemon.
Cheers to healthy cocktails and made up words!