FOOD: WATERMELON SANGRIA

Happy 4th of July Westchester!

I have an easy and delicious cocktail that will keep you cool and refreshed this weekend and all summer long.

One of the foods that symbolizes summer for me is watermelon, so I’ve experimented with my sangria recipe and created the Watermelon Sangria you see below.

Watermelon Sangria

Ingredients:
1 teaspoon of sugar
2 ounces fresh watermelon cubed
1 part white wine(I enjoy a light white; but use what you have)
1 part vodka (fruit flavored will work as well)
1 part lemonade (watermelon lemonade will work even better)
Ice
Watermelon, blueberries, and mint to garnish

Start by putting your watermelon and sugar in a shaker. Muddle both ingredients until you create a sweet watermelon cider of sorts. Add your ice, white wine, vodka, and lemonade. Shake thoroughly and pour into your glass. Add your garnish and enjoy!

Happy 4th and see you soon Food Finders!

Watermelon Sangria

SPOT: PAX ROMANA (WHITE PLAINS)

Westchester, Visit Pax Romana and order some pasta with purpose!

Bucatini Amatriciana

Bucatini Amatriciana with proceeds going to the Italian Earthquake Relief Effort

Not only do they boast an amazing selection of house made pastas and pizzas, the restaurant has the flour for their in house made delights imported from Italy. They have pledged to donate $1 to the Italian Earthquake Relief Effort for every special order of Bucatini Amatriciana sold.

I plan on visiting again soon and giving the restaurant the proper food find treatment it deserves, but if you were running around all weekend and don’t have the time to dine in, stop by for some house made gelato to go, ¬†and drop some loose change in their relief bucket.