Strawberry Sangria

From its humble roots in Spain, Sangria has become a popular, refreshing summer drink. This recipe features fresh Ontario strawberries combined with Ontario white wine to create a Sangria Blanco - a switch from the traditional red. So light, pretty and refreshing!

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Chilling Time: 2 hours

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Serves: 6

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Ingredients

  • 1 botttle (750 mL) dry Ontario White Wine (Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio)
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) orange liqueur
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) granulated sugar
  • 3 cups (750 mL) quartered Ontario Strawberries
  • 1 cup (250 mL) white cranberry juice
  • 1 cup (250 mL) chilled lemon-flavoured sparkling water
  • Mint sprigs

Serves 6 (Makes 8 cups/2 L)

Instructions

In large glass pitcher, combine wine, orange liqueur and sugar; stir until sugar is dissolved. Add strawberries and juice. Refrigerate until chilled.  

Just before serving, stir in sparkling water. Fill each glass with ice cubes; pour sangria over top. Garnish with mint sprigs.

Tip: To make fruit ice cubes, place 1 small strawberry (cut in half if large), into each ice cube compartment; fill with water or juice. Freeze until solid, about 4 hours. 
 

Nutritional information

1 Serving (when recipe serves 6):

  • Protein: 0.5 grams
  • Carbohydrate: 23 grams
  • Calories: 196
  • Source of fibre