Thursday, August 23, 2012

{Thirsty Thursday!} Light Fruity Sangria!

Summer's not over yet folks! Today I wanted to work with those last beautiful days of summer and make a fruity little cocktail to enjoy on the porch (or in the living room, or the pool, or the beach, etc. etc...)! So I was thinking sangria. I've been seeing a lot of fantastic white wine versions on Pinterest lately and been dying to try one. The only kind of sangria I had made previously to this one was a red wine based version, and it was delicious- but for me it held a lot of autumn-y flavors so perhaps we'll Thirsty Thursday that one in a couple months...
Okay so I did a fab little mini photo shoot of my drinks down by the river :) I had to... it looks so pretty! Big thanks to my mom who helped me lug my goodies down there to take the pictures (wasn't a huge task actually this spot is maybe 50 steps out our back door... I know spoiled Floridians!)
Okay, enough about the pictures back to the drink. It is soooo yummy! I'm drinking one right now. It's delicious. You should make it. ASAP! I used White Zinfandel because that's what I had in the fridge, but feel free to use your fave sweet rose or white wine. Also, add your fave fruits- I used an orange, strawberries, and lemons because I love those flavors together. Some other fruit I think would be fan-freaking-tastic? Peaches, limes, cherries, tangerines, and pears! Your fruit choice will lend loads of flavor to your sangria so choose your fruit wisely!

1 orange cut into rounds or wedges
1 lemon cut into rounds or wedges
1/2 cup of sliced strawberries
1 (750 mL) bottle of White Zinfandel 
1/2 cup white rum
Sprite or 7-up to top glasses (I used diet 7-up because that's what I had!)

Step 1: Cut up your fruit and toss in the bottom of a pitcher.
My pretty fruit!
Step 2: Top fruit with rum and wine, stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate for 4-5 hours.
Step 3: Fill your glass with ice. Fill half the glass (or more if you want a stronger drink!) with the sangria mixture, top with sprite & fruit, stir to combine.
ENJOY :-D and some more of the pretty river pictures for the road...


  1. Thanks for this post. I looooove sangrias, but usually order them made with white wine because I like it better. I also love me some white zinfandel, so this is right up my alley! Also, I'm really feeling like I need to get myself some mason jars. ;o)

    1. Yesss you will definitely have to try this and let me know what you think :) And ofcourse it tastes better in an adorable mason jar! I'm kindof obsessed with them right now, and it's apparently canning season so you can buy them in bulk @ the grocery store for like $10!