Strawberry Sangria

May 29, 2011 Katja Presnal

This strawberry sangria is so good that I have no words. It’s sweet but not too sweet, it’s just the perfect summer drink for BBQ parties or just sitting on the back porch or backyard after dinner for a sweet end note for your dinner. It’s refreshing, and simply the best sangria I’ve ever had. The best – you can make it fast. Usually sangria requires 24 hours to infuse the flavors in, but I take a few shortcuts that make this sangria ready in about an hour.

I made only a half of bowl for us, but I doubled the amounts for this recipe because it is so good, and especially if you are serving this in a small party. This makes enough to 4-6 people. If you are serving this in a party, you can preprate most of it the day before and then just mix. But if you are in a hurry, you can make this before dinner, and let sit during the dinner and then serve.

STRAWBERRY SANGRIA RECIPE

1 bottle of red wine, I used Cabernet Savignon
2 oranges
2 lemons
10-15 large strawberries
1 cup of Sauza silver tequila
3/4 – 1 cup of sugar
1 cup of water
1 cup of orange juice
3-5 cups Sierra Mist or other lemonade soda
ice

1. Slice 5 strawberries and mix with the tequila in a small pitcher.
2. Mix the water, orange juice and sugar in a small pot and warm on a stove until the sugar is dissolved. Let cool down.
3. Slice the oranges and lemons and mix with the red wine in a large pitcher.
4. Slice 5-10 additional strawberries and freeze them.
4. Let all three mixtures sit in a fridge at least an hour or even 24 hours separately.
5. Remove the orange and lemon slices from the red wine mixture, add orange juice mixture, add the tequila with strawberries and add the frozen strawberries and ice in a large bowl or pitcher. Add Sierra Mist to the taste, start with 3 cups. Garnish with orange slices.

Katja Presnal

Katja Presnal shows how to live Nordic inspired life to the fullest and plan your dream life. Katja owns Presnal5 strategic marketing intelligence agency and wants to help marketing professionals to combine a dream career and dream life via freelance work.Katja is an award-winning marketing strategist, and a well-known speaker. Katja has lived in five different countries, and seven states in the USA. Her three children were all born in different countries within three years. When not working or jet-setting the world, Katja is at home cooking big family dinners.She has been featured in NY Times, Glamour, Redbook, Fodor's, Forbes and Woman's Day magazines among many other national and international publications and written for MTV3 and Lifetime TV networks.

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  1. Honestly, I’m not normally a lover of Sangria, but I think I’ve just not had the right kind of Sangria. This hits all of my buttons. Must try and maybe share. Plus, I love the square glass vase you served it from. I have one of those from a flower delivery. Genius.

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