Weeknight Simple Sangria

Weeknight Simple Sangria Recipe - SavvyMom

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. In their place are homemade strawberry rhubarb sodas, iced coffee, and a simple sangria, designed for weeknight dinners.

Cool and refreshing, this diluted wine 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 a group this summer, this drink will go nicely with brunch, lunch, or dinner, whatever you’re serving.

What are some of your favourite warm-weather drinks?

Weeknight Simple Sangria Recipe:

You’ll Need

  • Red wine
  • Sparkling lemonade or orange juice

Prep and Cook

  • Combine equal parts red wine and lemonade (or orange juice), and stir to combine
  • Pour over ice-filled glasses and garnish with citrus slices


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