Outdoor entertaining is a family favorite at our house in the summer months, and when we do, it's fun to have a crowd-pleasing drink that is refreshing and simple to make. I love making sangria and not just because it's delicious but its versatility. You can adjust the alcohol to suit the strength, play around with the base fruit, and go white or red. Today, I'm sharing my new, here-to-stay Summer Strawberry Sangria recipe. You may want to print this one because I promise you will love how light and crisp it is; perfect for summer!
You will need:
4 cups of sliced strawberries
1/2 of a large orange sliced
1 bottle of white wine (I used Chardonnay)
1/4 cup of brandy
1/3 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of water
Mint leaves to your liking sliced
Combine 2 cups of strawberries, 1/3 cup of sugar, and 1/2 cup of water in a small pot. Bring the mixture to a boil, then lower the heat to simmer for about 10 minutes. Strain the strawberries and set the liquid aside to cool.
Once the simple syrup is cooled combine the remaining 2 cups of fresh strawberries with the other ingredients in a pitcher and stir. Refrigerate for at least an hour, but overnight would be best! Cheers!
Bonus Tip: Don't throw away to cooked strawberries! They make a great topper for your toast, ice cream, yogurt, or oatmeal. Strawberries will keep in a container for 5-7 days in the refrigerator.
Enjoy this recipe! Let us know if you make it and your thoughts.