Is there a better way to celebrate your oldest friends, a hot NYC summer day and the awesome strawberry season that we’ve been blessed with than strawberry sangria? I couldn’t think of one, so when my elementary school crew was coming over to my apartment for a dinner party, I conjured this recipe right before my friends started to show up and we sipped sangria until we were ready for dinner.
Maybe you don’t have friends coming over for a dinner party, but the first official day of summer is definitely a means for celebration, so celebrate with this cool cocktail! Or save this recipe for a summer picnic or barbecue.
White strawberry sangria:
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup water
- 6 big strawberries
- 1/2 lemon, cut into half moons
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 bottle Sauvingnon Blanc
- A handful of blueberries
- Make simple syrup by heating the water and the sugar over a medium flame, stirring often, until the sugar is completely dissolved. Let cool for a few minutes.
- Cut up the strawberries and put them in a pitcher. Pour in the simple syrup
- Add the lemon slices, lemon juice, wine and blueberries. Stir and refrigerate.
- Serve over ice , garnished with strawberry slices.