Sunset Sangria

Sunset Sangria | A delicious sangria that made with orange, strawberry, and rum that will quickly become a favorite!

The name of my blog is no joke.  I do enjoy a nice glass of white wine while I’m crafting.  (Actually, a glass of white wine, a quiet house, some Florence + The Machiene, and my craft room seem like a slice of heaven to me.)  In the summer time, I start to obsess a little, looking for the perfect cocktails to enjoy with friends.  I have this image in my mind that my summers are going to be spent kicking back on my deck entertaining.  I apparently think that I’m part of the cast of a sitcom of childless friends.  Ha!

Anyway, this is a sangria recipe that I came up with recently when I was kicking back with some friends.  It was perfect for a hot summer day!  It’s nice and refreshing without being too sweet.  And it even got the attention of some of our non wine drinking guests!

I really love white wine sangrias, but the added sugar that is in some recipes makes it a little too sweet for me sometimes.  (I know, a crazy thought if I’ve ever had one.)  With this recipe, the combination of the very sweet Moscoto and the fruit makes it just right!

This is also a really easy recipe to make.  The last time I had guests coming, I made a batch in about twenty minutes the night before and it was perfect and ready for the next day.

I use a straw to quickly hull my washed strawberries.

And I use an egg slicer for the strawberries (a great idea I first saw here).

My last suggestion . . . . make a second pitcher!

Sunset Sangria

3/4 a pound of strawberries, hulled and sliced
3 medium navel oranges, sliced (ends sliced off and discarded)
1/2 cup citrus rum
2 oz orange liquor
3/4 a 1.5L bottle of Moscoto (I use Barefoot brand)
{or, better yet, buy three 750 ml bottles and make two batches!}
lemon-lime soda (diet or regular)

Mix the wine, rum, and orange liquor.  Add the strawberries and oranges.  Top with a little more wine to make sure the fruit is all covered with liquid.  Cover with aluminum foil and refrigerate overnight.

Pour through a strainer into glasses (though you probably won’t care about the pulp once you get to the second pitcher), and add fruit.  Top with soda.  Enjoy!!

Looking for another great summer cocktail?

Red Wine & Blue Summer Spritzer

 

Comments

  1. says

    Yum, that sounds great! And I love the straw for hulling strawberries trick. I had seen that on a blog somewhere so the last time I needed sliced strawberries for something I grabbed the straw out of my frappucino and it totally worked! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

  2. says

    HA! You crack me up! I, as well, am frequently under the illusion that I’m part of a childless sitcom. Oh, sigh :) I’m going to have to try this! I’ll let you know how it goes. I saw a pink moscato by Barefoot the other day and have been wanting to try it!
    Have a great weekend!
    Erika @ Southern Belle as an Army Wife

  3. says

    This looks so good. I am going to need to try your recipe. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this and any other posts. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. It runs from Wednesday to Sundays.
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    I hope to see you there. I am your newest follower, and I would love for your to follow me also. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
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    • says

      It’s pretty sweet, because the Moscoto is so sweet. You could certainly make it with a drier wine and add club soda instead of soda to lessen the sweetness.

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