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Mother’s Day Mix: STLTO White Sangria

I don’t know how you do things in your family, but in mine holidays typically mean one thing: brunch-time bevvies. Whether sipping mimosas at Christmas or cranberry-infused cocktails for Thanksgiving, we enjoy taking moments to raise a glass & toast to the love of our tiny little clan {truth: it is a big clan and they enjoy more than toasts}.

With Mother’s Day just around the corner {did you get your gift yet?} I have been searching for a way to say, “merci mama” that goes beyond the giving of gifts. I know the family has planned a Sunday brunch but I was halted by the idea of giving my mom a grown-up breakfast-in-bed of sorts. Originally I was strictly paralleling food: french toast – pain perdu | eggs & toast – eggs benny | bacon – maple bacon…you get the idea.

And then, as luck would have it, the idea gods hit me this week {esp. considering I am AWOL, mentally & physically} and I went online to discover a fresh & fashionable contest email c/o STLTO Wine.

Now it was not the contest that sparked my senses…no no…it was the recipe for simple but statement-worthy sangria. It was insanely perfect. What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon with mum than over a chilled glass of white sangria?

I actually cannot think of a better idea.
Seriously I Am Sangria Stumped.

So there you have it folks, with a gift in the works & a brunch that’s coming together, I am actually starting to see the light at the end of this week’s deep, dark, distant tunnel. And to not end on that emo note, I give you Mother’s Day Mix: STLTO White Sangria.

Seriously, it is that good.

I will be posting a quickie in a bit to let you know all about STLTO’s Contest Details.
They are offering up chances to win a classic pair of Christian Louboutin shoes.
I mean, seriously. This week is shaping up.

Love your mom & make her a refreshing toast-worthy treat.


STLTO White Sangria

You’ll Need:
2 cups STLTO Unoaked Chardonnay (500 ml) 
1 ounce Triple Sec or fruit brandy, optional (30 ml) 
1/2 cup apple juice (125 ml) 
1 cup Ginger Ale (250 ml) 
Juice of 1 lime 
Juice of 1 lemon 
1 lime, cut into wedges 
1 lemon, cut into wedges 
1 starfruit, sliced 
Small wedge watermelon, melon balled
Handful strawberries or raspberries 
8 mint leaves 
Handful ice cubes 

The Mother’s Day Mix Up:
Combine the STLTO Unoaked Chardonnay, Triple Sec, apple juice, ginger ale, lime juice and lemon juice in a pitcher. Add the lime wedges, lemon wedges, starfruit, watermelon, strawberries and mint. Add the ices cubes, stir and enjoy!

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