Summertime is Sangria time!
These hot and sticky dog days were made for icy dranks. Put down the heat and enjoy the chill, Robin.
Let us take a moment of silence to stand in ♫ awwwwwwww ♫ ….
Yes, I know the martini glass is in fact a martini glass and technically inappropriate for sangria, but the pic I took of the sangria in the fun summer GIANT GOBLET just didn’t capture the extreme yumminess that is drunk fruit.
Want the recipe? I know ya do!
- 1 bottle of your favorite inexpensive wine*
- 1 24oz. bottle of 7-Up or Sprite*
- 1 20 oz. can of Pineapple Chunks in 100% pineapple juice*
- Fruit chunks of your choice (my favs: frozen strawberry slices, plums, pineapple and green apple)
- Pour the entire bottle of wine in a large pitcher.
- Open and pour the full contents of the pineapple can into the pitcher, juice and all (the pineapple juice is actually the secret ingredient!).
- Cut up whatever fruit you have decided to use. Amounts and measurements left to you.
- I typically use about 1-2 cups of frozen strawberries, 1 finely diced green apple (skin on), 1-2 coarsely chopped ripe plums (skin on), along with the pineapples from the can.
- Pour fruit into pitcher and stir.
- Add 7-Up and stir lightly to mix.
- Fill freezer pitcher about 2/3 of the way to allow the carbonation room to rise without overflowing.
- Freeze a few hours and stir. If sangria is now suitably slushed....garnish with drink umbrellies and enjoy! If it's not as icy as you would like, return to freezer for another hour.
*I used Barefoot Moscato because it has a bubbly effervescence.
* I use the full-on sugared variety
*I used (and pretty much always use) Dole Tropical Gold Premium chunks because they taste like candy. No lie. So delicious and amazing. They add a depth to the sangria that you won't find with other pineapple chunks.
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NOTE: The pitcher I throw the sangria in to “slush-up” is one of those double-walled pitchers that has a liquid in between the walls that freezes to keep drinks cold once you pour them into the pitcher. My pitcher is similar to these (but I have no experience with this particular brand): Double Walled Frosty Freezers
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