Aren’t you excited?! Happy Hour is back. Finally. And I have a really amazing blogger, one of my favorite food bloggers, for you all to meet today.
blog :: the boot
age :: 26
location :: barletta, italy and boston, massachusetts
I made nectarine basil sangria recently on the blog and I’m officially obsessed! I’m a lover of crisp, refreshing cocktails, so this was right up my alley. The basil gave off a summery aroma towards the end of the sip and the rum-soaked nectarines were the perfect complement to the less sweet, bubbly prosecco! Drink this at sunset with a few people you love and you’ll be in heaven.
Nectarine Basil Sangria
1 bottle prosecco
2 shots white rum
1 1/2 cups peach nectar
big handful fresh basil leaves
Quarter the nectarines, slice them and put them in a pitcher. Add the rum, peach nectar and basil and let sit in the fridge preferably overnight, but a few hours works as well. (The longer the better.) When you’re ready to serve, pour in the bottle of prosecco. Serve in a glass with ice, another little basil leaf and a few of the marinated nectarines.
To be completely honest, I’d love to be home. I’m going in a week and can’t wait - ten months away seemed like a lifetime! I’m a bit spoiled living in Italy and getting to experience amazing beaches, ancient cathedrals, gorgeous architecture and drool-worthy food year-round, but there’s no place like home, people!
A perfect weekend for me would contain: a seasonal, homemade meal, preferably enjoyed outdoors with my friends, family and fiancè Manu, great music, a fire, and lots of laughter.