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Strawberry Sangria

Strawberry Sangria

Oh, look, it’s another sangria recipe. I know what you are thinking, “Gosh, what’s up with this chick and sangria?” Well, I love it. Is that a good enough reason? I think it is.

Summer is totally sangria season and I love making as many varieties of sangria as humanely possible. If you searched for the word “strawberry” on this blog, you would probably find a gazillion recipes. Strawberries are my favorite fruit! And I can’t even tell you how wonderful wine-soaked strawberries are!

Strawberry Sangria

What I love about this sangria recipe is the addition of sparkling water. I am totally a white wine spritzer kind of gal, especially during the summer! I also added some rum for an extra kick. You can never go wrong with rum. My other favorite thing about this sangria? The color. These photos were taken right after I mixed it up, but if you let it sit for a couple of hours, it starts to turn a gorgeous pink color!

Oh, and just a side note: I just realized I don’t have any red wine sangria recipes! What’s up with that? Don’t worry, I will mix one up for you guys soon!

Strawberry Sangria

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Strawberry Sangria

Yield: about 6 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

For the strawberry syrup:

  • 1 pint fresh strawberries, stems removed and sliced
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water

For the sangria:

  • 1 750-ml bottle white wine (chardonnay or a pinot work well)
  • 3 cups sparkling water
  • 1/2-2/3 cup white rum (optional)
  • About 2 cups sliced strawberries
  • Other fruits to add: oranges, peaches, raspberries, lemons

Directions:

  1. Stir together the water and sugar in a medium sauce pan over medium heat. Add in the sliced strawberries. Bring the mixture to a light boil and allow for the strawberries to break down as much as possible (about 10 minutes), stirring occasionally. Use a fork or potato masher to help break down the strawberries. Remove from the heat. Pour the mixture through a sieve and into a glass pitcher or punch bowl and discard the solids. Allow for the syrup to cool completely.
  2. Pour the wine, sparkling water, and the rum in with the syrup and stir until everything is well-combined. Add in sliced strawberries (I used almost 1 pint) plus any other fruit you desire. Allow for the sangria to chill for at least 2 hours if not overnight.

If you plan to use any citrus fruits (orange, lemons, or limes), I recommend removing the peel if you plan to soak the fruit overnight. The rind tends to break down in the wine and can create a bitter taste.

Strawberry Sangria

Other sangria recipes:
Spring Sangria
Peach Grapefruit Sangria
Summer Sangria

   

17 Responses to “Strawberry Sangria”

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    Ramona — June 12, 2013 at 7:19 am

    Lovely and light. I don’t drink much… but these remind me of the cooler I drank in college. :) Hee! hee!

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    Ridwan — June 12, 2013 at 8:27 am

    Perfect for summer drink,light color with a kick rum,so refreshing :)

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    Ashley — June 12, 2013 at 9:04 am

    I absolutely love sangria – so keep the recipes coming!! This one sounds perfect for summer – with all those strawberries. I have a feeling I could go through a pitcher of this pretty quickly : )

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — June 12, 2013 at 9:40 am

    Oh my gish your sangria looks amazing and I can’t get enough of your sangria recipes. I love that this one is made with strawberries! Looks a like a perfect summer refresher!

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    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — June 12, 2013 at 9:56 am

    Very pretty sangria!

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    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — June 12, 2013 at 10:16 am

    I say keep the sangria coming. It looks gorgeous and I bet it tastes great!

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — June 12, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    So gorgeous and refreshing, and I love how EASY this is! I so infrequently see white wine sangrias, but those are my favorite. Great recipe, Steph!

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    Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel — June 12, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    Oh my gosh, lately my dad has been on this weird Sangria kick and every batch he has made is terrifying. I’ll print this out for him as a friendly hint :) looks SO refreshing!

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    Anna @ hiddenponies — June 12, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    Oh man, I could look at (and drink :)) sangria every day. Keep ‘em coming!

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    Marjory @ Dinner-Mom — June 13, 2013 at 7:31 am

    The perfect summer drink and I love that it is with wine!

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — June 13, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    I’m such a lightweight when it comes to drinks but this is how I like them- light, fruity, and sweet!

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    Kristi — June 13, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    I love strawberries in wine. It’s so summery and refreshing.

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    Vera Zecevic- Cupcakes garden — June 14, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    This seems so refreshing, I have to try it while it’s season of fresh strawberries

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    Elena — June 21, 2013 at 3:20 am

    The original Sangría is so easy to make.

    1l Red Wine
    1/2 l soda or orange soda
    sugar
    Pieces of fruits (orange, apple, peach, pineapple, lemon)
    1 small cup Cognac (just if you like it)

    Mix everything, leave it for 2 or 3 hours…and enjoy it!!

    Greatings from Spain :-)

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    Meghan — June 28, 2013 at 10:53 am

    That’s the only reason you need! It look sooo good with the strawberries! I need to make a batch asap :)

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