Summer Sangria

Make the Sangria in bulk for summer parties and gatherings with friends.

Food + Drink Cocktail of the Week Brian Webb

This article was published on July 23rd, 2021

The Summer Sangria is a refreshing, wine-based fruity drink that makes a great party drink. It’s the perfect drink for large gatherings and parties because it’s mild and easy to prepare.

Furthermore, it can be prepared and stored in large quantities ahead of time.

Most people prefer red wine in their Sangria, but white wine makes excellent Sangria too. It brings a lighter profile compared to its red counterpart.

Fruits such as strawberries, peaches, and fruit juices such as cranberry enhance the Sangria’s overall flavour turning it into the perfect punch for pool parties, backyard barbecues and other summer festivities.

You can also add ginger ale just before serving to give the Sangria a bit of fizz and sweetness.

For the best results, keep the Sangria in the fridge overnight to allow the flavours to blend. You can also chill the wine bottle before using it to keep the ice from melting too quickly and diluting the Sangria’s taste.

Ingredients

  • 750 ml pinot grigio
  • ½ cup orange liqueur
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries (hulled and sliced)
  • 1 peach (skin removed, pitted, and sliced)
  • 1 cup white cranberry juice
  • 2 cups ginger ale

Add wine, liqueur, fruit and juice into a pitcher. Chill overnight. Add ginger ale and ice before serving.

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