Pink Grapefruit, Strawberry & Orange Rose’ Sangria

If you live in the northern hemisphere, you know its a hot one out there today. So here’s my idea for a good cool off – a pink grapefruit, strawberry & orange Rose’ sangria. Am probably going to serve this tonight with a light salad of some sort. Its one of those days when I don’t want anything hot , spicy or heavy, going into my system.

Before I give you my recipe for this incredibly invigorating cooler, the set up is simple its a small light box that I received as a christmas gift, propped up against a window. It was shot around 2pm and the window is east facing, so there is no “direct” sunlight streaming in, that can cause very harsh shadows. Simple props of two highball glasses, the “napkin” is actually a top of mine folded to look like one, and some oranges I had at home.


Sangria 1

sangria 2

sangria 3


2 large pink grapefruit sliced

1 pint fresh strawberries, hulled

3 oranges sliced

1/2 cup orange juice

1/2 cup pink grapefruit juice ( i juiced another 2 grapefruit)

1/2 cup vodka ( if you have either orange flavor or grapefruit flavored its better, otherwise just use normal vodka)

1 bottle rose’ wine ( i used a spanish grenache rose)

Put everything into a jug and let it mascerate overnight. If you want it to be a little sweeter add some simple syrup, it was perfect without the syrup though.

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Pink Grapefruit, Strawberry & Orange Rose’ Sangria

Exciting News

So D – Day is fast approaching….July 11th, 2013…A huge red letter day for me. I will be part of two exciting group exhibitions at New York City.

See.Me Exposure 2013 – Though I didn’t win this contest, my photos will be exhibited along with the photos of other finalists ….apparently over 30000 photos were received!!

7pm through 11pm at,

See | Exhibition Space
26-19 Jackson Ave.
Long Island City, NY 11101
with Complimentary Cocktails sponsored by Absolut Vodka.

Imagine Everything – Group exhibition to be held at

The Soho Gallery for Digital Art,
138, Sullivan St,
New York, NY

between 6-9pm with complimentary wine, food and a jazz band. This exhibition however is for an entire week, so if you aren’t able to make it to opening night, do try to visit the gallery on or before 17th July. All work on display at this gallery is for sale.

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I will be splitting my time between the two on the 11th, so do stop by and say hello. Pass on this personal invite to all your friends and family in the area who are willing to stop by and support up and coming talent. Looking forward to seeing you some of you there…..

If there are any followers in the tri-state area do stop by and say hello…would be nice to meet you!


Oh and hope your fourth of July was just awesome as mine was….we finally made it to the NYC show,  of course we watched it from the jersey side….that is way more fun and we get the city as a backdrop. The problem is, that my 18-55 mm lens is out of commission…for those who follow this blog you may remember the accident from Acadia in late oct last year! Haven’t replaced the lens yet, figured I will get a new camera, I did rent a d800 for the last trip to seattle and olympic national park and I am IN LOVE with it, the range, the ISO capabilities, the sharpness, the depth….oh wow! The d90 feels like a point and shoot now. Anyhow, here are some images that I was able to get….I would have got a landscape picture if I had the right lens and no! stitching a pano is not possible with something as dynamic as fireworks and a moving smoke screen! So enjoy….

Nothing says New York more than two icons glimmering together at twilight
Nothing says New York more than two icons glimmering together at twilight


When fireworks make the Empire State seem small!
When fireworks make the Empire State seem small!

Fireworks 2

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Exciting News