The quintessential summer cocktail: Sangria! This Sangria Blanco is a refreshing cocktail perfect for a hot summer day to be enjoyed with friends and family!
My favorite time of year is here — summer! It doesn’t last long here in Calgary so we try to make the most of it when it’s here. The great thing about summer here in Alberta is that the days are super long, it doesn’t get dark till after 10pm every day. It’s beautiful!
Long days, warm nights, but nothing says summer more than sitting on a patio drinking sangria. Sharing it with your friends and family is even better.
So here’s the thing with sangrias. You don’t really need a recipe. Pretty much anything goes. Fruits, wine, whether it’s white or red doesn’t matter, and loads of ice. However, if you really insist on using a recipe, I strongly suggest you try my recipe. It’s to die for! Pineapple, strawberries, lime, white wine, cognac, the combination is just too good to be true. Let’s just say that I had more than one drink. More than 2 drinks even!
It’s just that good…
- 1 bottle dry white wine
- 2 cups ginger ale
- 2 oz cognac
- 1 lime, cut into slices
- ½ pineapple, cut into small wedges with skin removed
- 1 cup strawberries, roughly chopped
- ¼ cup lime grenadine
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 4 cups ice
- Combine all ingredients into a large punch bowl or pitcher and stir well. Feel free to experiment with different liqueurs and different fruit depending on the season.