The Day Drinker

Last weekend I went on a 36 hour staycation with some of my best buddies. We stayed local to maximize our time together and be close to the 12 kids we left behind(!!!!). The weather was gorgeous in Newport and we split our time between the beach, pool and Beachcomber Bar. Ahhh… I can just taste that cold Bloody Mary now.

On Saturday, we lounged at the pool while sipping wine spritzers. If you’re going to have a drink in the sun, a homemade wine spritzer is a great way to go – low in sugar, super refreshing and hydrating too. So, I was more than happy to play Bartender and serve up a round (or three) of Day Drinkers for my pals.

The Day Drinker

Recipe for The Day Drinker

  • white wine (chilled, of course)
  • sparkling water (cold)
  • ½ of an orange
  • Ice
  1. Cut the orange up into squeezable wedges
  2. Squeeze the orange juice into a wine class
  3. Add enough wine to fill at least half the glass
  4. Pour sparkling water to fill the rest of the glass
  5. Stir it up and add ice

You can use any type of white wine – I typically use a $5 chardonnay from Trader Joe’s. You can also play with the flavor my changing up the type of fruit or using flavored sparkling water. I like to swap out the oranges for limes for a special zing. Oh, and raspberries and mint is another great combo!

The possibilities are endless, so let the day drinking begin! Cheers to the weekend ahead!

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  • Reply
    06/27/2014 at 3:52 pm

    Yum! This looks delicious and refreshing!

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    Rani Jo Watson Rommelfanger
    06/28/2014 at 9:11 am

    I love the idea of cutting the wine with some sparkling water, Nate! Rich and I have been enjoying cucumber, mint, lime and basil in our water lately. Love all your great ideas! So glad you got away with your girls!

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      06/29/2014 at 8:48 pm

      Do you combine the lime, mint, basil and cucumber at once? Or separate? I like mint in water A LOT.

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