Opera Bracelets - Jewelry for Opera Lovers
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Drinks for Opera Picnics and Festivals!

Looking for an elegant alcohol free beverage for an Opera-Fest picnic, outdoor classical concert or any summer event? Here are two ideas. Great for when you want a tasty drink that is special but don't want to worry about alcohol when driving, etc... plus you won't fall asleep during the performance.

Personally, I also enjoy them when puttering around int he garden on a weekend... special and refreshing but don't make you sleepy, so you can keep puttering.

Each makes a pitcher or you can make them individually, like a mixed drink mixing half wine and half club soda or sparkling water in a glass. Chill the ingredients so you won't dilute it further with ice. (Yes, I invented these on the fly for some guests that aren't big drinkers). Alcohol free wine tend to be on the sweeter side so this pairs nicely with the fruit. If you decide to go ahead and use regular wine, choose a sweeter variety.

Virgin Strawberry Chardonnay Spritzer

1 bottle Sutter Home Fre Alcohol removed Chardonnay
1 Liter Club Soda
Sliced Strawberries to taste

Virgin Raspberry Merlot Sangria

1 bottle Sutter Home Fre Alcohol removed Merlot
1 Liter Club Soda
1 bag frozen Raspberries (individually frozen- not in syrup)