Weeknight Sangria

Jan Scott April 12, 2016

As soon as the weather turns warmer, what I’€™m drinking becomes nearly as important as what I plan on eating. Gone are the mugs of tea, and occasional hot chocolate, and in their place are homemade strawberry rhubarb sodas, iced coffee, and simple sangria, designed for weeknight dinners.
Cool and refreshing, this diluted beverage is perfect for sipping alongside barbecued anything, and can be made in single serving sizes or plump pitchers for sharing. Feel free to great creative with the fruit additions; I keep it simple by only using citrus when it’€™s just my husband and I having a glass with dinner, but berries and other mixed fruits would be a charming addition as well.

If time permits chill the wine/lemonade mixture before serving in order to prevent the ice from melting too quickly and thinning out the flavour of the punch. Also, although red wine is what’€™s traditionally used when making sangria, white wine works nicely as well.

And if you’€™re entertaining mom this Mother’€™s Day, this drink will go nicely with brunch, lunch or dinner’€”whatever you’€™re serving.

What are some of your favourite warm-weather drinks?

Find the full printable recipe here: Weeknight Sangria

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