Summer Sangria

Summer Sangria

Today me and the hubs are on the road. First, we are headed to Cleveland, my hometown…via car…yeah, I know, we’re crazy like that. But, we also have to go to Montreal as I have a conference to go to there so it will be nice to have a car. I’m so excited to spend time with my family there that I haven’t seen for a year! I’m not looking forward to the really long drive though. My husband has trained me well for long drives as we have driven from Florida to California a number of times now. Oi. I know.

Today, I have a fun and easy sangria recipe for you all that is perfect for your 4th of July BBQ! I’ve told you already how much I love me some sangria! My grocery store had a sale on strawberries and when I spotted a container packed with beautiful and perfect strawberries, I knew sangria just had to be made! Seriously, wine-soaked strawberries are freaking awesome!

Summer Sangria

You could also add some raspberries if you want to keep with the red, white, and blue theme! With all the fruit and triple sec, I thought this sangria was plenty sweet, but if you want add more sweetness, add some simple syrup.

Summer Sangria

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Summer Sangria

Yield: 7-8 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 bottles dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup triple sec
  • 3 cups club soda
  • 1 1/2 cups strawberries, stems removed and sliced
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup diced pineapple
  • simple syrup (optional) (see note below)

Directions:

  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a large pitcher. Stir well and refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving.

To prepare simple syrup, combine about a 1/2 cup sugar and a 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan. Heat until the sugar dissolves. Mixture should thicken as it cools. Add as much syrup as you desire to sweeten the sangria.

Summer Sangria

   

41 comments

  1. This is only the most beautiful drink in history my friend :D
    How do you do it?
    That star popping up all the time has me grinning!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  2. Looks wonderful! Sangria is one of my favorite drinks. I love how you cut the pineapple into a star.

  3. I love sangria and this recipe looks to good to pass up.
    Friday night cocktails here we come…. Thanks for sharing :)

  4. This is so pretty, definitely the perfect summer party drink, or after work drink :) Super cute with the star shapes. For me the more fruit in the sangria the better.

  5. Sangria is one of my favorite summer drinks and this one looks so delicious :) I love all the different fruit in it….gorgeous…buzzed it!

  6. I adore the little pineapple star! And LOVE some good sangria. This looks great!!

  7. This is such a gorgeous drink! I`m getting thirsty already!

  8. OK, that’s gorgeous! Love how colorful it is–and using starfruit is a great idea for added visual appeal.

  9. Gorgeous drink!!! Have a safe and fabulous trip too. :)

  10. GIRL YOU ARE NOT FROM CLEVELAND. I’m from lakewood :) Whatt!! Beautiful sangria! Loving that little star :)

  11. Oh this SCREAMS summer and so perfect for this heat wave we’re having here!

  12. What a beautiful sangria! This makes me want to make some, as it would be awesome with the heat we have been having here!

  13. I love sangria…and now I will always have to have a pineapple star in mine!! So darn cute!

  14. I love sangria in the summer! Your recipe looks great and your pineapple stars are SO cute!

  15. This is such a gorgeous and fun looking drink! I have a coworker and wife who are originally from Cleveland too. Where in Cleveland are you? I know, I don’t know it well, but I like asking for him because he always brightens up when I tell him where other friends are from ;)

  16. Yum, yum, yum! I love this! It’s a spritzer, it’s sangria, it’s summery, I love it! Safe travels! My husband loves long road trips, but me, not so much. I hope you guys have fun!

  17. Oh yum! This is my kinda drink! Love that you filled it fruits! So pretty and delicious!

  18. How cute is this summer sangria! Gorgeous!!

  19. Love the beautiful fruits in here! Gonna keep it in mind for lounging around this weekend =) Have fun in Cleveland!

  20. So pretty, I love sangria! Have a great road trip :)

  21. Looks very refreshing and looks really gorgeous. Perfect for this cruel and hot summer. Have a good weekend! :)

  22. Steph, this is one gorgeous sangria. I’m in love with the star shaped pinapple pieces- how clever!

    Girl, you can keep that drive. I have a hard time driving the 3 hours it takes to get to my grandparents. I have to pack snack, iPad, and reading material just to keep me entertained. Have fun with your family!

  23. The fruit in the Sangria looks so pretty!! I’ve recently started trying Sangria recipes and this looks like a good one! I’ll be making this one tomorrow! :)

  24. Ohh gotta make some of this soon before strawberries are totally out of season. The pineapple star is the cutest as is the star straw.

  25. Hey there, Steph!!! This recipe looks great! Also, I hope that you & Sean have a wonderful & safe drive to Ohio. You truly are a bit nuts…I can’t stand long car rides! I might make this sangria next weekend to celebrate the holiday with my family! Thanks for sharing!

  26. Your Sangria is the cutest! One (visible) pineapple star made the HUGE difference in look. REALLY cute and I love this!!! You drove from FL to California? Now that’s a long long drive! I used to enjoy road trips but now with two loud kids in the back…..maximum tolerance is shorten to 3-4 hours. LOL.

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  28. Now that is my kind of cocktail! Love the star-shaped pineapple.

  29. Enjoy your road trip! This sangria is so so pretty. Love the fruit cut out in star shapes. So festive!!!

  30. My husband and I love road trips. He loves to drive and I love to watch the scenery go by. I hope you enjoyed your trip! I love this sangria. How cute are those stars!

  31. How did I miss this?? It looks fab & I love the star shaped pineapple! Love your first picture!

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