Summer and Sangria go hand in had for me.  Really I like a good Sangria any time.  None of that stuff in a bottle for me.  It’s fine for a floater on a Frozen Margarita but homemade is truly best.

Here is my favorite Sangria.  I’ve made it twice this summer already.

Making Strawberry Sangria

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Strawberry Sangria
 
Ingredients
  • 1 c sugar
  • ½ c fresh orange juice, chilled
  • ½ c fresh lemon juice, chilled
  • ½ c strawberry puree (blend fresh strawberries in your blender or Vitamix)
  • ¼ c brandy
  • 1 bottle Cabernet Savignon or Merlot, chilled
  • 10 oz Club Soda, chilled
  • ½ c sliced strawberries
  • ½ of an orange, sliced thinly
  • **Note: Use fresh squeezed juices. It really tastes much better. Never that pre-made Real Lemon! I buy it at Whole Foods when I'm making a large quantity but it's really not that hard to squeeze this amount for a single batch.
Instructions
  1. Place sugar, orange juice and lemon juice in a large pitcher.
  2. Stir until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and stir.
  4. Pour over ice in a high boy or large wine glass.
  5. Enjoy!

 

Megan_Weaver_05Add the sugar to the pitcher.  I love using glass because it is so pretty with the fruit floating in it at the end.

Megan_Weaver_07Next the juices.

Megan_Weaver_06Then the red wine then club soda.  (I was a little brave to wear my favorite white dress from J.Crew but I was expecting guests any minute!)

Megan_Weaver_10Add your fruit and give a final stir.

Megan_Weaver_13I served this Strawberry Sangria and my White Peach and Basil Sangria at a party this weekend.  I’ll share it with you soon.

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I’ll be making more this weekend for July 4th.  Hope you’ll join me!

If you need a plan for your holiday entertaining, click on the Food tab on my website for links to my Basil Garlic Grilled Corn, Three Onion Potato Salad, Four Berry Rustic Pie and more!

Happy Sangria making!

Alicia

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