Sizzle and Pop – Sparkling Lemon Sangria with Lemon Raspberry Popsicles

For spectacular entertaining on a budget - Lemon Sangria paired with Lemon Raspberry Popsicles. So refreshing it almost hurts!

 

Life literally gave me lemons this week. A friend shared her bounty of lemons with me and that inspired this bright Sparkling Lemon Sangria.  This recipe uses boxed wine so whether you’re entertaining a crowd or imbibing on a budget – this is really affordable.

 

To add some pop to our sizzle let’s make Lemon Raspberry Popsicles to dip in our sangria. They’ll add color, flavor and keep our sangria nice and cold.

 

It’s the perfect summer combination. Dip, slurp, sip, repeat.

 

For spectacular entertaining on a budget - Lemon Sangria paired with Lemon Raspberry Popsicles. So refreshing it almost hurts!

 

Sparkling Lemon Sangria

 

What You’ll Need:

 

  • Makes one (½ gallon) pitcher.
  • 3 cups dry white wine – I used Franzia Crisp White
  • 1 cup lemonade – fresh squeezed and lightly sweetened, ideally.
  • ½ cup vodka
  • 1 to 2 cups mixed fruit – sliced lemon, lime and frozen raspberries
  • 1 – 2 cups seltzer water, or lemon sparkling water or lemon lime soda

 

For spectacular entertaining on a budget - Lemon Sangria paired with Lemon Raspberry Popsicles. So refreshing it almost hurts!

 

Here’s How:

 

Measurements can be adjusted to your taste. Mix wine, lemonade, vodka and fruit in a large pitcher and refrigerate 2 hours to overnight. Just before serving add the seltzer water and stir. Serve in tumbler glasses with more sliced fruit as garnish accompanied with the popsicles.  Recipe below.

 

I’ve been asked where I got my non-diluting wine chiller. It was a wedding gift and it’s not being made anymore. However, Divo Bob has researched this one and it has an excellent customer rating!  Zell Glass Carafe with easy pour cap, ice core tube for non-diluting cooling, 28 ounce capacity 

 

What I love about this lemon sangria is it’s not too sweet. It’s zingy. If you like yours sweeter use lemon lime soda or lemon sparkling water instead of seltzer.

 

 

Lemon Raspberry Popsicles

 

What You’ll Need:

 

  • Lemonade
  • Lemon lime soda
  • Frozen raspberries

 

For spectacular entertaining on a budget - Lemon Sangria paired with Lemon Raspberry Popsicles. So refreshing it almost hurts!

 

Here’s How:

 

We’re going to make these popsicles in layers. Mix equal parts lemonade and lemon lime soda and carefully fill the bottom one third of your ice pop mold and freeze with popsicle sticks. For the next third place whole frozen raspberries and pour a little lemonade soda mixture to cover. Freeze. For the final third; mash defrosted raspberries with the lemon and soda mixture to make a colorful flavorful top layer. Freeze until completely frozen. Serve with lemon sangria.

 

For spectacular entertaining on a budget - Lemon Sangria paired with Lemon Raspberry Popsicles. So refreshing it almost hurts!

 

Here’s wishing you a party that sparkles and pops embracing box wine. If you still want to hide the box, I won’t tell.

 

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I’m penny pinching, party planning Diva Patti AKA Patti Diamond and I’ve been saving the world one dime at a time for years.

Divas are rich even when they’re broke because they know life isn’t about money. I’m here to show you that you don’t have to spend a lot to live a life filled with style, elegance and grace.

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