• Simple Summer Sangria

    August 15, 2013

    I love everything about summer, especially getting together with friends and family at outdoor parties and barbeques. I mean, who can resist good times, good friends, good food, and good drinks? There’s nothing better than an iced cold cocktail on a hot summer day. Am I right?

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    When I am hosting a get-together at my home, or when I am invited to attend a barbeque or party, I love making my favorite (ridiculously simple) sangria recipe. It only requires four ingredients, so I can make it quickly before guests arrive or I can pack up all of the ingredients and easily transport them to prepare when I arrive. It’s honestly the easiest recipe ever and everyone loves it. My family and friends now request it at summer parties!

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    This recipe is also one of the healthiest sangria recipes I have ever encountered. It calls for Barefoot Pinot Grigio and seltzer, so it’s light, refreshing, and relatively low in calories. It’s only sweetened with fresh berries and low-calorie grapefruit soda, so it’s not loaded with sugar and syrupy liquors like some sangria recipes. You can easily enjoy a glass (or two) without guilt!

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    Simple Summer Sangria

    Ingredients:

    • 3 750 ml bottles of Barefoot Pinot Grigio
    • 1 2L bottle of grapefruit soda, such as Fresca
    • 1 2L bottle of seltzer
    • 1 3-pound bag of frozen mixed berries

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    Quick tip: Chill wine, soda, and seltzer at least 24 hours before making the sangria, so everything is nice and cold!

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    Directions:

    In a large container, combine wine, seltzer, and grapefruit soda.

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    Then, pour in the entire bag of frozen berries. There’s no need for ice because the frozen berries will keep the sangria cold.

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    Serve immediately or allow berries to pervade the sangria for a sweeter flavor.

    This recipe makes approximately 16-20 servings—perfect for a summer get-together!

    This post was sponsored by Barefoot Wines. The opinions expressed are all my own.

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    Andrea August 22, 2013 at 11:46 am

    Looks delicious! I need to make Sangria a few more times before the summer is over.

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