You know what I’m over? School and all the end of school year BS that comes with it. You know what I’m not over? Rosé Sangria.
We’re in the homestretch, parents! Less than 3 weeks away from the end of the school year and I don’t know about you but we’re doing everything we can over here to power through. And if I’m being honest, somedays it’s just not that easy.
My kids have now gone on more field trips in the last 3 weeks than they have the entire school year. They’re dealing with end of year testing, teacher appreciation, end of year performances, last chance to get work done and turned in, and to top it off, some sort of sport activity every single night of the week.
Like I said above, most days we’re just barely making it through.
But! That’s ok. I’m looking at these next few weeks as an opportunity to teach my kids all about the B+ mentality. This is not about winning the race. It’s about showing up and finishing the race. Fake it till you make it and do your best and forget the rest. In short, just be good enough. How can I ask anything more of them when that’s all I’m doing? Solid parenting, I know.
You know what is really helping (Mama, not the kids….) get through what feels like the longest month of the year? Rosé Sangria. Or sometimes it’s a glass of wine or a sneaky shot of tequila while the kids aren’t looking. But today it’s sangria. Rosé sangria to be specific. It’s sooooooooo tasty. Not overly sweet, fruity and citrusy, the color is dreamy, and the sparkling water makes it light and the perfect spring and summer cocktail.
So if you’ll excuse me I have to go and fake my way through making lunches and getting the kids off to school. The countdown is on…….cheers! xo, Kelley
photos by Kellie Hatcher/recipe by Mountain Mama CooksPrint
A light sangria perfect for spring and summer made with Rose and fresh berries.
- 1/2 cup brandy
- 1/4 cup blackberry liquor
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup fresh raspberries
- 1 cup sliced strawberries
- 1 sliced lemon
- 2 cups seltzer water
- Mix the rose, brandy, blackberry liquor and sugar in a pitcher, stirring to dissolve the sugar.
- Add the raspberries, strawberries and sliced lemon.
- Refrigerate at least 1 hour and up to 1 day.
- Add seltzer just before serving.