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As the weather warms up, it’s the perfect time to have some outdoor fun with friends. As for me, I’m particularly excited about a Girlfriends’ Weekend I get to attend at the beach toward the end of the month! As moms and wives, my friends and I give of ourselves all day every day, so we’re really looking forward to a few days away where we can relax, unwind, and not have to be responsible for anyone but ourselves. We have a few things planned, but mostly just free time and great food. None of us wanted to spend hours in the kitchen, so we did some work ahead of time, plus planned for some things that are quick and easy to make. One of them is this Sangria Recipe I’m making for us to enjoy.
- 1 750 ml bottle of Red Wine
- 1 lemon cut into wedges
- 1 orange cut into wedges
- 1 lime cut into wedges
- 2 T sugar
- splash of OJ or lemonade
- 4 C Canada Dry® Blackberry Ginger Ale
- 1 C berries: blackberries, raspberries
- Slice your fruit and drop it into a large pitcher.
- Add sugar and splash of orange juice, then add wine and stir.
- Refrigerate until serving. 4-6 hours is ideal so the flavors can mingle. Drink within 1-2 days.
I like my sangria fruity and sweet, but if you prefer yours more dry, you can easily make a few tweaks, like eliminating the sugar and the orange juice and making sure to use a dry red wine.
This drink is refreshing, fruity, and perfect for this time of year! In fact, the Canada Dry® Blackberry Ginger Ale I use is a seasonal product available at Ahold stores like my Giant Food Store from March-May 2016.
It’s available in both 12 pack cans, and 2 Liter bottle sizes in the soda aisle, so you can grab whatever size you like best.
I can’t wait to share this drink with my friends during our relaxing beach trip! Want to make it yourself for your next get-together? Canada Dry™ is made with real ginger and is the perfect way to flavor your sangria. It’s also delicious all by itself!
What do you say? I love this recipe because it’s so quick and easy to whip up and it’s a real crowd pleaser. Do you have an upcoming event where Blackberry Sangria would be a perfect fit? Find more great entertaining ideas using the seasonal Canada Dry® Blackberry Ginger Ale here!