Entertain with Black Box Wine: Say it with me…. SANGRIA!
Did you say it with me? DID YOU?!!!
So one day, I got this wine. Black Box Wine. And the first day of summer arrived and I had all this fruit.
Bada boom, bada bing… SANGRIA!
Let me tell you a little about this Black Box Wine… it’s wine. In a box. I am more of a wine drinker than my husband, so when I pop open a bottle of wine, it is entirely possible I am the one who will have to drink it all.
Which, isn’t a problem, but honestly most times I can’t down a bottle of wine in one evening. Or even in two. The awesome thing about Black Box Wine is that the wine is good for a month once it’s opened.
Read: no waste. I can take my time and sip as the mood strikes, not as opened bottle expiration dictates.
And in the case of sangria, instead of feeling like I must use aaaaaalllll the wine… I can choose to make Sangria for Two! As much as I’d love to make sangria for 12… sometimes a wife and her husband just want a little something special on a random Wednesday night…
Sangria for Two
2 cups Black Box Wine – Merlot
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup sugar
1 lemon (1/2 for juice… 1/2 sliced in rounds or wedges)
1/2 lime (sliced in rounds or wedges)
1/2 smallish orange (sliced in rounds or wedges)
A handful of halved strawberries (farmer’s market strawberries are best!)
1/4 of the sweetest pear – diced smallishly
1 cup club soda
(I also think mango or peach would be lovely in this)
In a pitcher – combine wine, orange juice, freshly squeezed lemon juice and sugar. Stir. Stir. Add your lemon, lime, and orange slices/wedges and pop into the refrigerator for an hour. Or two. Or three. Or overnight. When ready to serve, add strawberries, pear, and club soda.
Stir. Pour. Clink glasses. Enjoy.
Break out the tortilla chips and salsa! Oooooooor you can always make TACOS (for my recipe view THIS video!)
If you love guacamole and have a few avocados laying around… slice up a few! An aside: Nibble on the leftover pear while doing this. Listen to Conga by Gloria Estefan. Or the Gipsy Kings.
Mooosh up the avocado. Add a teaspoon(ish) of salt. Mix in 1/4 – 1/2 cup of your favorite salsa. If you have cilantro, chop up a couple tablespoons of the stuff and mix that in too!
VOILA! A lovely summer evening… sangria with your honey, fresh guacamole, tacos, Olé!!!
Then next week after the all the fun of the first few weeks of summer and work and parenting and the kids ate all the fruit and you don’t have it in you to go to make one more trip and you find yourself longing for a quiet evening on the couch with a glass of wine before bed… you can pour yourself a glass of wine from your little Black Box. Because it’s there. Ready for your timing. Staying fresh. For you.
It’s time to think inside the box. Available in ten delicious varietals and two sizes (3L and Tetra), Black Box Wine will have you ready to lose the bottle! Black Box Wines is perfect for all your summer gatherings!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Black Box Wines. The opinions and text are all mine.