Summer is around the corner. I love ending the day with an adult beverage, especially a perfectly mixed Sweet Summer Sangria!
This recipe can be customized for what you have on hand, from wine to the fruit you mix in. It’s great for potluck parties, BBQs and any Girl’s Night Out!
- 1 Bottle of Red Wine – we like Merlot
- 24 oz bottle of Sprite – you can use regular Sprite or Sprite Zero – you can also use a bottle of your favorite flavored sparkling water
- 1/4 cup vodka – if you use a flavored vodka, make sure it is fruity
- 1-2 cups of fresh fruit such as sliced strawberries, cubed mangos, sliced oranges, grapes, berries, etc.
In a large pitcher, add fruit, wine and vodka and stir. I like to chill this mixture overnight to let the flavors meld together, but it can certainly be ready within an hour.
When you are ready to serve, add the Sprite or Sparkling Water and stir well. Fill your glasses with ice, pour and garnish with extra fruit.
Leftovers (if there are any) can be stored for up to two days, depending on the fruit used.