It's no secret that one of my favorite fruits are strawberries (see examples here and here). Sweet and tangy, these red morsels pack an extra punch to so many of my recipes. Today I whipped up a batch of strawberry sangria to share with a friend from out of town. I figured that catching up time deserved a yummy cocktail right? Here's how I brought everything together:
-1 bottle of red wine (I love a Cabernet)
-1 shot of Crown Royal
-1 shot of Grand Marnier
-8 oz of strawberries
-1 tangelo (an orange works as well!)
-1 tsp granulated sugar
-1 tsp brown sugar
-1/4 of a cup cranberry juice
-1/4 of a cup berry soda
Let's get started!
1: Cut the stems off of the strawberries, chop into quarters, and add to a carafe:
2: Add Crown Royal, Grand Marnier, and the juice of one tangelo to the carafe:
3: Add sugars to the mix (you can add more or less sugar depending on how ripe the strawberries are)
4: Add cranberry juice, berry soda and wine!
5: Let the sangria chill out in the fridge for an hour or two or even over night. The longer it marinates, the better it tastes:
I love the near black color of the sangria next to the bold red berries. I think that's a color combo I'll be wearing sometime very soon (*hint hint*)!
PS, here is what we had to snack on while sipping sangria! The fig jam was delicious (and also from the same region of Croatia that my family is from, Dalmatia!):