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Apple Sangria 

It’s a tasty pre-dinner drink. I made this for the adults in my family for Thanksgiving. Very light and refreshing! 

Apple Sangria 

  • 1 bottle (750ml) White Wine
  • 1 bottle/can (12 oz.) Ginger Ale – or you can use champagne or club soda or sparkling water for bubbly
  • 1 large Granny Smith Apple
  • 1 large Red Apple

Simply add the apple to bottom of your pitcher and fill with both the wine and ginger ale.  Into the refrigerator and serve cold.

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Minnesota Delights: Frozen Daiquiris

Frozen Daiquiris

1 (16 oz) pkg frozen peach slices or strawberries or blueberries 

¾-1 cup granulated sugar

2 cups water

¼ cup orange liqueur or orange juice

juice of 1½ lime

3/4 cup light rum 

1 can lemon-lime soda (for non-alcoholic version)

Prep Day: In a medium saucepan, combine frozen fruit, sugar, water, orange liqueur/juice and lime juice.

Cook until sugar is dissolved and fruit is thawed and softened. Approximately 5 minutes.

Pour the fruit mixture into a blender and pulse until smooth or desired consistency.

Pour into a pitcher and add the rum. Stir until well blended.

Pour into a freezer container and freeze overnight.

Serve Day: Remove from freezer 15 minutes before ready to serve.

Pour into glasses (if serving as a non-alcoholic drink – add a splash or two of lemon-lime soda)

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Minnesota Delights: Minnesota Ice

Minnesota Ice

Serves 6

2 T. dessert wine 

1 c. prepared ginger tea

1 c. apple juice
2 T. granulated sugar
6 sprigs fresh mint, for garnish

Prep: In a medium bowl, combine wine, ginger tea, apple juice and granulated sugar. Pour mixture into a shallow metal or glass dish and freeze for 1 hour. Stir mixture with a whisk, making sure to scrape sides of dish. Freeze an additional 30 minutes, then whisk again. Continue freezing for half-hour intervals, scraping with a fork until large fluffy ice crystals are formed, about 2 to 3 hours. 

Serve: Scoop into cups or dessert dishes, garnish with mint and serve.