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
- In a pitcher, pour your chilled Moscato
- Next, add the entire can of pineapple and the juice to the pitcher
- Slice up strawberries, I normally do about half a carton, and add to the sangria.
- Add Blueberries (I normally do about half the carton again)
- Gently mix together
- Chill for 30 minutes to an hour
- 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!