You know what I LOVE about summer? The cocktails! Like this Mixed Berry Sangria, for example. Yum. Yum. YUM! Give me a glass with an ice cold, refreshing adult beverage, and you have one very happy Maggie. I used to be deathly against making drinks with wine. I used to say, why destroy what the winemaker spent hours, days, years to perfect? Now, I think why not elevate perfection to something that’s out of this world good.
Fresh, ripe strawberries. Juicy and sweet. Mmmmm! Then the winter rolls around, and you’re left to resort to frozen berries. Hmph.. I’m not knocking frozen berries, by any means. They’re ok, but fresh is best. This Mixed Berry Sangria will take you back to days of hanging out by the hot tub on some tropical paradise island. It reminds me of … Bora Bora, where the hubs and I honeymooned. It was the best vacation ever! It is the most amazing place ever! I need to go back FOREVER! By the way, if you’re planning a vacation getaway, all-inclusive resorts are the only way to go. Just saying. 🙂
I highly suggest letting your Mixed Berry Sangria sit in a big container overnight. You want the wine to absorb all the delicious sweetness from the berries. Another thing, the ginger ale must go in right before serving, or you’re going to lose the fizzy fizz that everyone loves. Then, all you need are the party hats, a boom box, and an ironing board 😛 and you got yourself a party. Because you gotta fight for your right to parrrrrr-ty … Whoot!
Mixed Berry Sangria
- 1 pound fresh strawberries stems removed and washed
- 6 ounces fresh blueberries washed
- 6 ounces fresh blackberries washed
- 2 bottles white wine
- 1 cup ginger ale
- Add your fresh mixed berries to a large pitcher.
- Add wine.
- Place in the fridge overnight (or at least 4 hours).
- Before serving, add ginger ale.