The return of one of your favorite shows merits a real celebration. We break out our favorite snacks and our favorite cocktail recipes to relax and sit back with the ones we love. All across the country tonight, girlfriends and families everywhere will be doing just that celebrating the return of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. As the holidays are already taking over your schedule, we decided to make it easier for you and provide you with two delicious yet simple cocktail recipes that you can do at home that are sure to impress everyone. Even better, they use Lisa Vanderpump’s line of 100% natural sangria, LVP Sangria!
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills premieres at 9pm tonight, but before you rush out to get LVP Sangria, read what Lisa told us about the line of sangria and why it’s about to be your favorite drink to serve this holiday season. Stick around for the recipes on the next page!
Q&A with Lisa Vanderpump
What is your favorite way to enjoy your LVP Sangria?
My favorite thing about LVP Sangria is that it’s easy and gorgeous to serve. I like to pour the chilled sangria straight over ice and add fresh fruit and some mint for a nice pop of color. I usually suggest serving our Rosé Sangria with sliced strawberries and raspberries and our Red Sangria with ripe blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries. It’s a really sexy drink that takes very little time to prepare!
During the holiday season, I love to kick it up a notch with some festive holiday cocktails. A splash of Grand Marnier and sprinkled cinnamon in the Red Sangria, or Champagne and a squeeze of lemon in the Pink can make a beautiful holiday treat for your guests.
Your sangrias are rare as they are 100% natural and have no sugar added. Why was this important to you?
LVP Sangria has been a real labor of love. It’s been my recipe in our restaurants for years, so it was important that we got everything right from the design of the bottle to the taste. It was important to us to keep it all-natural and not add any sugar to it – there’s nothing worse than a sangria that tastes synthetic or processed. Ours comes directly from Valencia, Spain and really reflects its true Spanish flavor and roots.
How do you think it affects the taste?
The fact that it doesn’t have added sugar and uses only natural ingredients makes for a much cleaner, more refreshing flavor. It is easy to drink and not overly sweet. All the sweetness you taste comes from the fruits and spices that the Sangrias are infused with. We also made sure to keep the alcohol content quite high (10.5% compared with most sangrias at about 6-8%) so that it definitely has a kick!