It is definitely sangria season! I know I have mentioned in the past that I love making sangria. I don’t really use a recipe, I just kind of mix up what tastes good, but I do have a basic and very versatile formula that I use to get me started. It’s very easy to add and subtract and substitute ingredients based on my mood or the occasion. Last summer I shared the basic recipe that I use for classic red sangria.
When attending a housewarming party for some friends of ours over Memorial Day weekend, I knew immediately that I would bring sangria and soon decided on making some pink sangria! Here is what I used to make about a gallon of sangria for the party:
1.75mL bottle of white zin
1 orange (juiced)
4 cups tropical fruit juice (here I used strawberry kiwi juice, but you can use anything tropical…bonus if it’s already pink in color)
splash of white brandy
2+ cups of cranberry ginger ale (you could also use regular ginger ale or Sprite)
Pour the wine, fresh squeezed orange juice, tropical fruit juice, and brandy into a large pitcher. Let sit a few hours or overnight. Just before serving add the ginger ale (I ended up not measuring and just topping off the pitcher with it, but figure about 2 or 3 cups). Serve over ice.
P.S. I have another variation that I have done with equal parts white cranberry juice and pineapple juice instead of the strawberry-kiwi juice, and Sprite instead of ginger ale, and it also turned out awesome. See? Versatile!