Happy August, wine lovers!
There’s no debate – lemonade is the best summer beverage when you’re trying to cool down. Other than white wine, that is. So we decided to combine the two into a sangria recipe! Perfect after a long hot day out or as a sweet nighttime beverage, this sangria is light on the palate but will definitely supply the fun buzz needed for a girls’ night in.
I decided on a raspberry lemonade recipe, but substituting the raspberry flavor for any of your other favorite lemonade tastes (plain, pink, strawberry, peach, etc) will work just as well!
The ingredients list is simple!
- 1 bottle of Pinot Grigio (I used Avia from our “How Low Can You Go” article!)
- 4-5 cups of raspberry lemonade (I used Simply Lemonade brand)
- 2 nips of raspberry vodka (I used Smirnoff)
- 1 apple, sliced
- 1 pear, sliced
The process is as simple as it looks – add it all together and stir! Feel free to add more lemonade or vodka depending on how soft or strong you want the drink to be.
I garnished the sangria with slices of apple and pear, then left the mixture to chill for several hours in the fridge. When it was ready, we served the chilled sangria over ice. Frozen raspberries or strawberries would have worked as well!
Prefer your lemonade sweet? Subsistute pinot grigio with riesling or a moscato!