it is no secret that i love a good cocktail. during summer, i gravitate towards drinks that are light and refreshing. even though i make a great red sangria, in may, i started experimenting with white and rosé sangrias. my godsister and her husband are hosting a few of us at their new place today and there was no way i could arrive empty handed. i figured the perfect housewarming gifts were an orchid, a rose water and ivy candle and of course, my sparkling summer sangria.
ingredients (most of which can be found at trader joe’s):
- three bottles of espiral white wine
- 12 ounces of your favorite vodka
- one pound of diced watermelon
- one small container of raspberries
- 12 strawberries (cut into 1/4s)
- two lemons (cut into 1/6s)
- a splash of sprite
the first thing i do is pour the vodka into the gallon pitcher and then squeeze the lemons into the container before dropping them in. next, i add the raspberries, strawberries and watermelon. then, i add the bottles of espiral white wine. if you plan on going through all of the sangria in one day, you can pour sprite directly into the pitcher. otherwise, you can pour sprite into each individual glass. lastly, throw a few ice cubes into each glass to keep it nice and cold on a summer day.
what is your favorite type of sangria? if you make this, please let me know how you like it!