The Mountains Are Calling My Name

Today is my Friday -- I am one happy gal!

This weekend I'll be in Blowing Rock, NC, for a girls' trip to the mountains.  A little R&R, a little shopping, afternoon cocktails, and girl talk.  I'm definitely in.

Ian will hold down the fort in Charlotte along with all of the other husbands.  I have a feeling our ping pong table will get a fair share of use during the weekend.

Whenever I have any sort of large group get-together, I am always the one that brings sangria.  Typically, I do a white wine sangria in the summer that is filled with all sorts of citrus fruits and flavored sparkling water.  But for this trip, since we'll be in the cooler mountain air, I'm thinking it might be nice to do a version of the Honeycrisp apple sangria.

The recipe for this deliciousness can be found here.  I don't think Honeycrisp apples are in season yet, but I can make do with another red apple.

Also on the cocktail menu may be the red wine spritzer  "tinto de verano" ... and for a fun explanation in defense of this drink, check this GQ article

See?  Totally legit.
Tinto de Verano.
I like it.
I like it a lot.



  1. Honey crisp apple sangria sounds AMAZING! :)
    Have fun!

  2. I love honey crisp apple sangria! Have fun! xo

  3. Have a great weekend! Both recipes look absolutely delicious. :)

  4. Omg...Jordan & I are going to Blowing Rock to celebrate our 5 year anniversary Saturday!! Today is my Friday too and I can't wait to start the weekend. That sangria looks so good! xo

  5. Omgosh - that Honeycrisp apple sangria!!!! WOW.

    Have SO much fun in Blowing Rock!!!

  6. I have never had a sangria but this looks amazing! I need to make one!

  7. Have a blast! That apple sangria sounds amazing!

  8. Tinto de Verano is AMAZING. I had it all over Spain when I was studying abroad and it remains one of my favorite parts of the trip. Enjoy the weekend!

  9. I spent some time in Sevilla in July (aka temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius) and tinto was a godsend! Definitely my favorite summer drink. Have a fun weekend!


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