Sunday Funday is huge in Charleston. I know a lot of people who prefer to stay in on a Saturday night and spend Sunday indulging and imbibing. I’m not necessarily a huge fan of Sunday Funday (I’m a failure of a day drinker), but I do love having brunch with friends. Jacqueline, one of my most brunch-loving friends, and I decided to spend Sunday afternoon catching up over food and drinks with our friend Katie.
Jacqueline picked out a dish for brunch and I suggested we make sangria using this infographic that helps you easily create your own recipe.
Mango Berry Minted Sangria
- 1 cup frozen mango chunks
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1 bottle of white wine
- 1/2 cup rum (we used
- juice of 1 lemon
- juice of 1 lime
- 1-2 cups club soda
- small handful of fresh mint
- 1/2 – 1 can of lemon sparkling water
- Place fruit at the bottom of a large pitcher. Add the remaining ingredients in the order listed.
- Put sangria in the refrigerator for as long as you can stand it (even overnight!).
- Fill cocktail glasses with ice and add sangria. Garnish with fresh fruit and herbs, if desired.
Now the picture I took didn’t come out well, but the sangria itself was delicious. So Summery! None of us really like sweet drinks (other than champs!) so we didn’t add any sweetener to the mix. The fruit and juices were quite enough and we tried to keep it as low cal as possible.
For brunch, we cooked up a recipe for Shakshuka that Jacquie found. We watched the video for about 5 minutes, giggling over the chef’s sexy accent, and pretty much said, “Screw it, let’s do this our way.” And by that I mean, let’s just cut up a bunch of veggies and herbs, throw them in a pan to cook, and add some eggs later. Enjoying our mimosas and talking about girlie things was much more important than paying attention to a silly cooking video. We did follow the recipe to an extent, but cut it and half(ish) and added extra herbs for more flavor.
Aside from all the vegetable and herb chopping, it wasn’t difficult to make. Just really, really messy. All three of us, as well as Jacq’s husband, spilled something at one point. All of this was before the champs — we’re just a clumsy crew I suppose.
The weather was gorgeous outside (finally!) so we three girls spent the afternoon on the porch with P-nut, Jacqu’s precious little pup.
Ahhh, how adorable is she?
Sunday Funday: are you a fan?
Favorite brunch dish? Sangria or mimosas?