Girls Happy Hour

My girlfriend Dana is a rock star party, camping, event planner.  Four years ago, she started a tradition of spending a week camping at Cama Beach State Park.  My family was one of the first lucky families to go and since then, the trip has grown by numbers of families and number of nights.  Since we have some new people coming this year, Dana decided to throw a ladies happy hour Sunday evening.  Unfortunately, my hubby was out of town with the junior high (still) so Dana's husband offered to watch my kids for me.  THANKS MIKE!!!

My contribution to the evening was a white sangria. Dana made up the menu of drinks and some of us brought some munchies. It was a great evening with the ladies to chat and ask questions about the upcoming trip. Just a little preview of evenings to come once the children pass out from exhaustion from playing all day long and the parents are outside visiting.

White Sangria
courtesy Bon Appetit 
 2 thinly sliced, pitted plums
1 orange, quartered lengthwise and thinly sliced
1 cup halved green grapes
1/4 cup blueberries
1/4 cup Cointreau
1 750-ml bottle of crisp white wine

Combine fruits and Cointreau in a large pitcher. Mash fruits gently with the back of a wooden spoon to release their juices. Add bottle of wine and stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours and up to 24 hours (the longer it sits the fruiter it will be). Divide among ice filled wineglasses. Serves 4-6

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