It's not a summer party without a pitcher of sangria. If you're new to the sangria scene, it's a refreshing combo of wine and fruit juices, with a bit of extra sweetness to amp up the fruity fun.
Some sangrias take a “kitchen sink” approach. This is certainly delicious, and also great for cleaning out the fruit basket. But my recipe keeps it simple by making summer strawberries the star.
Strawberry syrup recipe
Makes approx 1¾ cup
- Combine all ingredients in a medium sauce pan, then bring to a boil and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Once the berries are tender, remove the pan from heat and allow your mixture to steep for about 10 minutes.
- Pour the syrup through a mesh strainer to remove the cooked strawberries. You can go ahead and use the syrup right away, or store in an airtight container in the fridge until you're ready to use.
Strawberry sangria recipe
Truth be told, you can use any white wine here, including Sauvignon Blanc (a favorite of mine). But summer is rosé season, so I'll always recommend that. Once you've made your selection, combine all ingredients in a large pitcher and stir to combine. Chill for at least one hour, or until you're ready to serve. If it's not cold enough by then, you can add ice while serving.