This summer sangria is a perfect way to kick back and relax this summer! I’m always drawn to the fruit in sangria most. There’s just something about the fruit that makes me keep coming back, especially since I’m not really all that into wine. I think the first sangria I had was a red wine base with apples, oranges, and a few other fruits thrown in. A college friend served it at her final showing for her art degree at college. She mentioned that she’d made it from a family recipe. If only I knew back then that I was going to be a food blogger…I’d definitely have gotten that recipe. It was amazing!
Since it’s summer, I decided a white sangria would feel more refreshing. White wines are much more popular in the warmer months since they’re lighter and chilled. Reds tend to be heavier and better suited for winter. For this sangria I chose to use a Sauvignon Blanc and add strawberries and mangos to compliment the grapefruit notes. Whites are usually a bit too dry for me, but I like Sauvignon Blancs for their citrus notes. I also added a bit of triple sec and peach schnapps for a bit of sweetness and to round out the fruit flavors.
Now all I need is outdoor furniture for our patio! Right now it’s just a gray slate, and when I go outside I sit on the concrete. We’ve sort of glanced at some chairs and a small table (there’s not that much space outside) but everything is super expensive! I couldn’t believe how much just one chair could be. They’re easily over $50. That’s just crazy. I don’t want to have to take out a mortgage just to be able to sit outside and drink my sangria in the sun. I guess until we can find something in our budget, we’ll just have to try and sneak these into the pool area and confiscate some of those chairs to relax on.