Summer Sangria

Woohoo! The first blog post in the new house! 🙂 Whew! This has been a whirlwind start to June, but we wouldn’t have it any other way. Boxes still have yet to be completely unpacked and the basement is currently the only furnished area in the house besides our mattress on the floor of our bedroom. But do not fear, we will be getting some new furniture coming our way! It’s been kinda fun – like a big ol’ sleepover/camping in our new home. We celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary on June 6 (yippee!) by eating a frozen pizza on the couch and falling asleep to a movie. Nothing glamorous, but so what we needed together.  Between packing, cleaning, moving, cleaning, unpacking and more cleaning, I was wanting a little drink to tickle my tastebuds. So I said forget unpacking – I’m making sangria! How could you not want a glass (or two) of the delicious drink with this gorgeous, hot, summer weather?! I invited my mom over (she was very willing because no one should ever day drink alone) and we did dishes and kitchen work while sipping this sangria all before 4 in the afternoon. It was great – I laughed the rest of the night!

Its fresh, juicy fruit marinated in fruity wine and alcohol, so it can be deliciously dangerous! The hubs even said it was the best sangria I’ve made to date. WIN. This cocktail is perfect for summertime sipping on the patio, large get togethers, or to have for a little date night (or obviously day drinking with your mom ha).  You can make it a day ahead and she just gets better with age. Yes, this sangria is a she. The fruit will break down and get mushy after a few days, so I wouldn’t recommend not making it too far in advance. Let this stress-free summertime cocktail be the star. She really wants to be. I had all these cute mason jars that I had just unpacked so it was perfect timing to whip this up! Regular wine glasses and pitchers will do just fine as well, but I am in love with my giant mason jar pitcher! You can typically find this size wherever you get your canning goods. Its perfect for serving up this summer sangria!

After you finish your glass you get to eat all the yummy, alcohol-soaked fruit so its like a drink and dessert at the same time. And it screams summer. You need it.

 

Summer Sangria

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 bottle Pink Moscato wine
  • 4 Tablespoons peach Schnapps
  • 3 white peaches, cored and sliced
  • 6 oz fresh blueberries
  • 8 oz fresh strawberries, quartered (about 6-8 strawberries depending on size)
  • 1 12 oz can lemon-lime soda, such as Sprite

Directions:

  1. Combine all of the ingredients except the lemon-lime soda into a large pitcher and stir gently to incorporate all the flavors. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to a day in advance.
  2. When you are ready to serve, add in the lemon-lime soda and stir gently to combine. Enjoy!