Quick and simple sangria made with fresh strawberries, rosé wine, and kicked up with some vodka!
It's officially summer and fruity, refreshing drinks are in full swing!
I think this is my 3rd or 4th sangria recipe and I feel like they are getting better and better each time. Everyone just keep asking me to make more sangria since the first time I made it and so… here you go!
There's just something about summer that screams, “light, refreshing, and fruity” and then in the winter it is the total opposite. I just want to have red wine and dark beer. Except when I lived in Florida when it is perpetual summer then I can drink just about anything at any time – though I tend to stick to light stuff and stay away from the heavy stuff.
It's nice to have an ebb and flow of seasons here… but, like I've said previously, I won't be able to handle it for the rest of my life. Thank goodness that we will only be here for 2 more years. Yikes. Saying that actually scares me a little bit. Time is going by so fast and before I know it I will be having to pack up and move, more than likely, across the country again. I'm excited for the adventure that we are on, I just don't like packing and moving… but then again, who does?
Anyway, back to the sangria at hand.
I made this particular sangria a few weeks back for a little BBQ we were having and it was a hit. But I actually went and bought all the ingredients again to make more tonight for the 4th of July celebration we are having. It's red so it counts! My mom is still in town and she loves sangria so I know that she will love this recipe and so will you!
Enjoy and Happy 4th of July!
Strawberry Rosé Sangria
- 1 (750 ml) bottle rosé wine
- 1 cup strawberry vodka
- 2 1/2 cups lemon-lime soda
- 1/4 cup stevia or sugar
- 10 fresh strawberries hulled and sliced
- In a large pitcher, combine wine, vodka, and 1/2 of the strawberries. Taste for sweetness and add sweetener if necessary, and stir.
- Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or up to 6.
- Just before serving, add Sprite, the rest of strawberries and gently stir.
- Serve over ice with strawberry garnish.