I am so happy to finally see the nice weather settling in. I don’t know about you, but when it starts to get warm outside my friends and I automatically think about patio drinks! It’s nice to sit outside with the girls, talk, and have a few beverages while enjoying the sun. If you don’t want to spend money at a restaurant, you can enjoy these 10/10 sangria punches (because sangria is just THAT good) at home with your ladies instead!
Berry Rose Sangria.
Ingredients: ½ cup of sugar, one cup of water, ¼ cup of creme de cassis, one and a half cups of assorted berries, a 750ml bottle of dry rose wine, and two teaspoons of fresh lemon juice.
Instructions: Put your berries into your pitcher. Put your sugar, water and creme de cassis in a saucepan and bring it to a simmer. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Pour your syrup into the pitcher and let stand for five minutes. Add your wine and lemon juice. Stir your pitcher, then put it in the fridge to chill. Serve over ice.
Cherry Limeade Sangria.
Ingredients: A 750ml bottle of pinot grigio, one cup of cherry vodka, one cup of frozen limeade concentrate, one cup of cherries, and four-limes sliced thin.
Instructions: All you have to do is combine all ingredients, stir and serve over ice!
Pina Colada Sangria.
Ingredients: Two 750ml bottles of moscato, a 20oz can of crushed pineapple, one and a half cups of coconut rum.
Instructions: Put all the ingredients in a large pitcher and refrigerate it overnight. Serve this lovely drink chilled!
Ingredients: One cup of strawberries hulled and sliced, three-oranges sliced, half a cup of citrus rum, two shots of orange liquor, one 750ml bottle of moscoto, and lemon-lime soda.
Instructions: In a pitcher mix the wine, rum and orange liquor. Add the strawberries and oranges. Top it off with a little more wine to make sure the fruit is covered with liquid. Cover the pitcher with aluminum foil and put it in the fridge overnight. Use a strainer to pour the sangria into glasses so there won’t be pulp in your drink. Add fruit, and top with soda.
Ingredients: One 750ml bottle of dry white wine, one and a half cup of tequila, one cup of triple sec, one cup of orange juice, half a cup of freshly squeezed lime juice, one sliced orange, two sliced limes, and a few stems of cilantro. If you like salted rims when you drink margaritas, buy some to rim your glass with it!
Instructions: In a large pitcher combine the white wine, triple sec, tequila, orange juice and lime juice. Add the orange and lime slices, and the cilantro. Chill the sangria for at least two hours, and serve it over ice.
Green Tea Sangria.
Ingredients: One 750ml bottle of sauvignon blanc, four cups of water, six green tea bags, ⅓ cup of honey, three sliced lemons, and 20 mint leaves.
Instructions: Boil four cups of water, take it off the stove and add in the tea bags. Let it steep for five minutes before taking the tea bags out. Stir in the honey and let it cool for 30 minutes. When the tea is cooled put it into your pitcher along with the wine, lemon and mint leaves. Chill for about three hours before serving.
These recipes shouldn’t be ignored! They are delicious and should be shown off at your next BBQ party. Or, invite your best friend over and work on your bartending skills together while sipping your sangria on the patio. Good luck, and let me know which one ends up being your favourite!