Happy Saturday Friends!

While being cooped up in quarentine isn’t the best, today at least I sit here writing today’s blog post on my new patio furniture, sipping a glass of sangria, and enjoying the gorgeous weather. It’s hard to complain with all that goodness!

When I saw the weather for this weekend called for warm, sunny days, I knew I had to make my favorite sangria recipe! I came up with this recipe shortly after college. I have always LOVED sangria, but wanted a recipe that was simple and cheap. I was 23 years old and virtually every cent I had was going to rent or other bills, so my simple sparkling sangria recipe was born! Five years later, it is still my go-to recipe for white sangria. It is super light, super refreshing, and as I bought the ingredients for it just this week, it cost me less than $20 to make a whole pitcher. Not too bad in my book. Follow me easy directions below and let me know what you think of it! I promise though, you won’t be disappointed!

Simple Sparkling Sangria Ingredients

-Bottle of Moscato (I will literally buy the cheapest one my grocery store has to offer. I haven’t been able to drink Moscato on its own in almost a decade, but in this sangria, it’s perfect! No need to add any extra sugar with how sweet this wine already is!)

-Bottle of Sparkling Wine (Again, I go the cheap route here. Andre Brut is what I grab to make this and it tastes just fine!)

-Can of Sliced Pineapple in its Juices (Crushed pineapple works too, but I prefer the way the sliced looks, plus it’s easier to eat later once you’ve finished the sangria)



Simple Sparkling Sangria Steps

  1. In a pitcher, pour your chilled Moscato
  2. Next, add the entire can of pineapple and the juice to the pitcher
  3. Slice up strawberries, I normally do about half a carton, and add to the sangria.
  4. Add Blueberries (I normally do about half the carton again)
  5. Gently mix together
  6. Chill for 30 minutes to an hour
  7. Just before serving, pour your bottle of sparkling wine into the pitcher

**Side note, you can always add more berries, as well as add different ones to the mix. I’ve included raspberries before too and they were fantastic!

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