We are halfway through the summer and I can’t believe I haven’t made a cocktail or sangria yet for you guys. Peaches and berries and some of my favorite seasonal summer fruits so I love making drinks incorporating these seasonal gems.
I also have some exciting news and am here today to tell you guys about 1,000 Cooks for the Cure.
I’ve partnered with KitchenAid to help promote 1,000 Cooks for the Cure. “Susan G. Komen® and KitchenAid are uniting for the 13th year in a row to support the fight against breast cancer. The Cook for the Cure® program gives people with a passion for cooking a way to support a meaningful cause. From pink products and celebrity chef auctions to home-based fundraising events, this partnership between KitchenAid and Susan G. Komen® has raised more than $9.5 million over the past decade!
1,000 Cooks for the Cure
If you enjoy cooking and entertaining, we invite you to host a gathering that supports a meaningful cause this July. Called “1,000 Cooks for the Cure”, the initiative aims to enlist 1,000 cooks from the U.S. to host a get-together with friends, family or colleagues anytime from July 18-27. In lieu of a host gift, guests are encouraged to bring a donation in any amount to support the fight against breast cancer. Those interested in hosting a party can visit Cook for the Cure to register and obtain a unique host identification number.”
Host a Gathering
Last year, I partnered with KitchenAid and Cook for the Cure and made a pound cake. We also gave away a beautiful Villeroy and Boch plate designed by Jacques Pépin. I’m honored to be partnering with KitchenAid again this year and hope that I can encourage many of you to sign up for 1,000 Cooks for the Cure and host a party. I feel like everyone I know knows someone (either personally or through a friend or family member) who has battled breast cancer. Even if you don’t know anyone who has had breast cancer, you can still host a gathering in support of this great cause and help to raise some money.
The people that I know have suffered greatly but battled breast cancer and are survivors. To them, I want to raise my glass and give them a big hug. So, I thought sangria might be appropriate for today. To celebrate the tremendously brave women I know who are survivors and to honor the women who are still fighting.
This sangria is so easy to make and using fresh, quality ingredients is key. On a recent business trip to Utah, my husband brought me back a bottle of peach flavored vodka because he thought I would love the blue bottle it came in. So, I used it today for this sangria. I hope you enjoy!
- 1 orange, halved and sliced (rind on)
- 1 lime, sliced (rind on)
- ½ cup raspberries
- ½ cup strawberries, sliced
- 1 peach, halved and sliced (pit removed)
- 1 bottle White Zinfandel or rose wine, chilled
- 1 cup peach flavored vodka or regular vodka
- 2 tablespoons raw blue agave
- Ginger ale, cold
- Ice if desired
- Place all of the cut fruit into a large pitcher. Pour in the Zinfandel, vodka and agave and stir well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 to 2 hours or overnight. Serve over ice if desired and pour a little ginger ale into each glass before serving.
This year, KitchenAid is partnering with 10 bloggers and has generously provided 10 Raspberry Ice Stand Mixers to give away so check back here on Friday, July 18, so you can enter the giveaway. I will be giving away ONE stand mixer to a lucky reader here.
Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by KitchenAid and 1,000 Cooks for the Cure. I was not paid to promote this cause or giveaway. I wholeheartedly support Cook for the Cure and am honored to be a part of this.