This sangria is perfect for your 4th of July celebration! It’s sweet, delicious, and it serves a crowd.
I serve it cold and add all the spices you’d put in an apple pie.
Its ruby hue turns the floating islands of fruit the prettiest color.
I always use Southern Comfort instead of the customary brandy or rum because it comes with it’s own sweet and spiced flavor.
1 Bottle Red Wine
1/4 Cup Triple Sec
1/2 Cup Southern Comfort Whiskey
1/4 Cup Dark Brown Sugar
2 Cups Citrus Juice (Orange, Grapefruit, Lemon)
2 Cinnamon Sticks
1 Star Anise
1 Vanilla Bean, split
10 Cloves, whole
1 Orange, sliced
1 Lemon, sliced
Combine ingredients, except sliced citrus, in a large pitcher and stir. Refrigerate overnight for the best flavor. Add the sliced citrus just before serving. Enjoy!
Here’s a few behind the scenes shots from our Pistachio Table photo shoot at Julia’s parents home in Ojai, CA. Such a beautiful location to bring out the colors and inspired prints of the table linen collection!
Pictured below is Michael Mantalos, the incredibly talented Master Florist of Louloudi Designs in Santa Barbara, and the genius behind the arrangements for this photo shoot.
Here’s the final product:
Montecito Butter Tablecloth
Our photographer on the window ledge, Seth de Roulet, my husband and Megan’s son. A true family business!
We used candle holders for cut citrus. Brilliant!
Montecito Spa Blue Tablecloth
Even sitting on the ground these arrangements are stunning!
They are a beautiful complement to our Capri tablecloth:
Our mini model enjoying the “all you can eat” oranges in the orchard.
See all of the photos and arrangements at pistachiotable.com for more inspiration and to see our whole collection.
For my wedding to Megan’s son, Danny in 2006, we decided that the colors of a Pistachio Table linen would perfectly complement the bright colors and citrus that we chose to decorate the tables.
The whole ensemble reflected the saturated colors of a midsummer day in an Ojai citrus grove.
Our wedding was the inspiration for the name of the very first pattern of Pistachio Table -“Ojai”.