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

Strawberry Sangria

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.

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Strawberry Sangria

Other sangria recipes:
Spring Sangria
Peach Grapefruit Sangria
Summer Sangria