Sparkling Strawberry Sangria

Friday, July 13, 2012


When I think about my childhood summers, the things that stand out are foods–fresh basil pesto, Silver Queen corn from the farm around the corner, and the berries, still warm from the sun. So if you can stand to wait, why not add strawberries to your next batch of sangria? 


Sparkling Strawberry Sangria 

1 bottle sparkling wine 
2 lemons, thinly sliced
strawberries, hulled and thinly sliced 
4 oz strawberry syrup
2 oz orange liquor

Strawberry syrup
Combine equal parts water, sugar and hulled, sliced strawberries in small saucepan; bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 10-15 minutes, until berries are soft and liquid is pink. Strain strawberries and reserve for sangria.

Place 1 sliced lemon and strawberries at the bottom of a pitched; add strawberry syrup and orange liquor, then gently muddle. Add sparkling wine, stir and serve immediately. Garnish with strawberries and a wheel of lemon. 


Notes: Most sangria recipes suggest that you steep the fruit overnight, but who can wait that long? Using Cava, Prosecco or another sparkler demands that this sangria be drunk on the spot–and if you're serving anyone who abstains from alcohol, it's easy to mix up a batch using sparkling lemon or orange soda in place of the curacao and bubbly! Cheers!


17 comments:

  1. Be still my booze-loving heart! So perfect for the weekend!

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  2. Have I told you that I book mark every single one of these posts... I will be dirnking for a solid month when I finally get to making them :)

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  3. I grew up with fresh strawberries and corn from the garden, too! Thanks for sharing this lovely drink. Would make a great signature drink for weddings!

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  4. I wish I could drink this NOW. Should probably get through the day first, right?

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  5. yummerssss! I'm sitting on my couch at 12:38 in the afternoon and plotting how to get these ingredients into my glass NOW.

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  6. this would make for a great kiddie pool drink :)

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  7. With a striped straw? Clearly I need to make a virgin one.
    ps.. did you get my email? I can't wait to hear what you have to say!

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  8. Pinned this for later!! And... I kind of want one right now.

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  9. Hello, Lena at A Crimson Kiss.

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  10. Ah! I feel a bit stupid to say I've never thought about adding strawberries to sangria!

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  11. I definitely need to make a pitcher of this over the weekend!

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  12. perfect for summer! thanks for sharing friend:)
    gina

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  13. YUM! Trying this weekend. (:

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  14. this looks just about perfect! refreshing.

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  15. this strawberry syrup alone sounds amazing.

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  16. LOVE this recipe, think I am going to try it out sometime this holiday. Woop, still over 2 weeks left!

    Hugs and a happy Tuesday to you :)
    Signe

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