Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Strawberry Sangria Float & Ultimate Fresh Strawberry Recipe Round Up!

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It's Wednesday and I'm taking a slight detour from our week of Spanish Tapas. I noticed on my calendar that this weekend the local strawberry fields by my house will be opening for the season! With strawberries on the brain, I started filtering through my never ending list of strawberry recipes I've been wanting to make. One of those recipes was for a Strawberry Float. But in keeping with the Spanish theme, I came across another recipe and made this Strawberry Sangria Float. A blend of red wine, fresh strawberry puree and strawberry sorbet makes this a fun and flirty drink guaranteed to refresh you on those sultry summer nights...

For our cooking party over the weekend, we made some traditional sangrias with chopped fresh fruit, a splash of brandy and various fruit juices and nectars. However, I think I would have served these sangria floats up instead. What's great is that this is probably easier to make than traditional sangria because there's no need to cut up a lot of fruit or even a waiting period for the fruit to soak in any alcohol. In fact, I  might even prefer this than the traditional version especially on those hot summer days!


Strawberry Peach Sangria Float
adapted from Food Network Magazine, June 2013 issue

1 cup fresh strawberries, hulled + 4 berries for garnish
1 pint strawberry sorbet
1 bottle red wine of your choice
1 lime, sliced

Puree the strawberries in a food processor. Divide the mixture among four serving glasses.

Add a scoop or two of sorbet in each glass.

Fill each glass with wine and serve with a straw, a few lime slices, and strawberry garnish.



Now if you have strawberries on the brain or you want to take advantage of the sales on strawberries at grocery stores this time of year, this is a recipe round up that you can certainly appreciate. I reached out to some fellow food blogger friends who I look up to and admire for ideas on how they use strawberries in their kitchens. I was overwhelmed with the amazing responses I received because everything they suggested and shared looks so ridiculously good! Here's the delicious round up of 60+ berry delicious recipes I can't wait to make myself. Yes, you read correctly - 60+ recipes! Please click on the recipe titles to be directed to the links for the recipes of the following strawberry delights...

PS: Here's a great post on how to freeze those berries too, thanks to Liz of The Lemon Bowl! 


The Lemon Bowl

Hoosier Homemade


Bluebonnets & Brownies


Eat Good 4 Life


Always Order Dessert


Java Cupcake


Java Cupcake


Southern Fairytale


Inside BruCrew Life


Inside BruCrew Life


Inside BruCrew Life


Lemons for Lulu


Running to the Kitchen


Bran Appetit!


Bran Appetit!


Seeded at the Table


The Decorated Cookie


Cravings of a Lunatic


Fifteen Spatulas


My Baking Heart


Recipe Girl


Shugary Sweets


Tidy Mom


Life's Ambrosia


The Law Student's Wife


Spiced Blog



Our Share of the Harvest


Our Share of the Harvest


Our Share of the Harvest


The Way to His Heart


The Way to His Heart



Life & Kitchen





Life & Kitchen


Sweet Basil

Bless This Mess


Chocolate Moosey


Domestic Fits


Domestic Fits


All Day I Dream of Food


Chocolate, Chocolate and More


Chocolate, Chocolate and More


Created by Diane


Created by Diane


Created by Diane


Heather's Dish


Very Culinary


So Tasty, So Yummy


Adventures in My Kitchen


Kate's Recipe Box


Books 'n Cooks


Sparks from the Kitchen


Cheese Curds in Paradise


Cathy's Kitchen Journey


I Was Born to Cook


Alida's Kitchen


Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks


The Balanced Baker


A Taste of Home Cooking


The Redhead Baker


Oishii


Branny Boils Over


Eva Bakes


Thank you to all the wonderful food blogger friends
who shared their recipe links and photos with me!
 

And as if the above 60+ strawberry recipes weren't enough,
here are 25 more:




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