a fabulously thrifty thursday

hi there and happy thursday!
so i heard this morning on the radio that people are in their worst mood out of the whole week on thursday... which i find interesting because i think i am in my 2nd to happiest mood on thursdays {with fridays coming in first of course}. i guess people are just fed up by thursday? don't know, but i'm here to share one of my fave weekend treats that i don't mind preparing often as it is so affordable:)

yummy white wine spritzer/sangria {call it what you want, but it's pretty much a wine cooler:)}
this little recipe will stretch your bottle of wine from 4 glasses to like 15! and the best part is, since it's all mixed up with other flavors, you don't have to splurge on the good stuff.

so, you start with a bottle of white, i'd recommend pinot grigio {stay away from chard, you want something sweeter}, pour this in your fanciest pitcher

slice up an apple {thin}, add it in

 slice up a lime... add

cut a bunch of grapes in half and pop those in

oranges... slice... add

now, for the finishing touch, add some 7-up or gingerale.  i usually use a 2 to 1 ratio here... {less soda, wink wink}

lightly stir, pop in the fridge for a few hours and serve!

there you go, a perfect drink for entertaining some girlfriends on a summer afternoon... coming in under $7 {total estimate... if you buy a $4 bottle of wine:)}
try it and let me know what you think!

{wine (bardot in blue), apple, lemon, grapes, oranges, 7-upsangria}