it’s friday, you’ve had a long week (or is it just me?) and it’s five o’clock somewhere, so let’s have a cocktail!
this pretty pink sangria has been a new go-to recipe for parties this summer, when i first made it for book club and then my birthday. fall is coming, but sangria is a good way to hold on to the last bit of summer (or crank the heat, throw on a cute dress, drink some of this and pretend it’s summer all year round).
this recipe is super simple, if you know how to pour and stir. let’s begin.
cast of characters (note: ingredients pictured are for a recipe and a half. and…you really don’t need a handle of vodka…unless you like): lemonade concentrate, ginger ale, frozen sliced strawberries, rose wine, vodka, pineapple juice and fruit
first, find a pretty large drink container for your sangria, either a punch bowl or a drink dispenser like this. pour in your strawberries, lemonade concentrate, pineapple juice, wine…
stir it all together. give a little taste, and perhaps add some more vodka if that’s your style. it’s mine.
slice up the fruit of your choice (i highly recommend apples as they soak up the goodness but don’t get soggy, and have also used oranges and frozen raspberries) and add it to the sangria.
chill until you’re ready to serve. just before serving pour in the ginger ale and mix.
serve, enjoy, and be careful, because it’s a silent drink (i made that up) – you won’t even notice you’re drinking alcohol.
adapted from all recipes
2 (10 oz) packages frozen sliced strawberries, thawed
1 (12 oz) can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
2 (750ml) bottles chilled rose wine, like white zinfandel
2 cups pineapple juice
1/2 – 1 cup (to taste) vodka
1 liter ginger ale
fruit of choice (i’ve used apples, oranges, frozen raspberries)
stir the strawberries, lemonade concentrate, rose wine and pineapple juice in a punch bowl or large drink container until combined. add the vodka to taste, starting with a 1/2 cup. slice up your fruit and add to the drink. just before serving, stir in the ginger ale.
recipe note: both times i’ve made a recipe-and-a-half and only used one liter of ginger ale and one 24-oz frozen strawberry package (no need to spend more money and ‘water’ down the liquor even more :) )
mmmm hmmm. so good. it’s definitely a sweet drink, but it goes down like water, especially in a room full of girls. the best part is the fruit (cause it’s the strongest) — prepare to fight over who gets it.
hope you have a great weekend! i have a great one planned, so stay tuned for the recap, as always.
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