Sunday, July 22, 2012

Summer Strawberry Sangria

Now this is summer in a glass.  I'm typically not a fan of rose' wine but it just works in this and makes for a light and refreshing drink in the heat.  And the bonus about sangria is that you enjoy your cocktail and then have a boozy fruit snack at the end! 

1 1/2 cups sliced frozen peaches (or 2 peaches, peeled, pitted and sliced but frozen keeps the drink cold!)
3 cups hulled and quartered strawberries
1 orange, sliced
 1/3 cup sugar
juice of 2 lemons
3/4 cup triple sec
1/4 cup vodka 1 bottle dry Rose' wine, chilled
2 cups sparkling water, chilled

In a large pitcher, stir the fruit and sugar until the fruit starts to release it's natural juices.  Mix in the lemon juice, triple sec, and vodka.  Allow to sit (at room temperature) 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally. When ready to serve, stir in the Rose' wine and sparkling water.

Recipe adapted from Pink Parsley.

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