When the sun is shining or during any evening you feel like having a drink, this fruity homemade sangria is all you need
I have always felt that beverages play an important role in my day-to-day life. I’m an avid tea drinker, smoothie blender, and sangria lover, just to give you a few examples. In fact, I love beverages so much that my very first cookbook was devoted to them entirely. While some people are crazy about cocktails I love myself a nice, fruity batch of homemade sangria. This recipe relies on one of spring’s popular fruits, the strawberry. Combined with Triple Sec and oranges it is reminiscent of a strawberry margarita, with some flavorful white wine mixed in!
Strawberry Margarita Sangria
1 large navel orange
1 cup strawberry slices
1 750mL bottle of white wine (I like Chardonnay)
2 tablespoons agave nectar
2 tablespoons Triple Sec
Pour the wine into a container big enough to hold the wine and fruit. I used a 1 liter decanter and everything fit just fine.
Start by cutting the orange into quarters. Cut one of the quarters into half moon slices. Save these to garnish when serving. Cut one of the other quarters into bite sized pieces. Add them to the decanter. Squeeze the juice from the rest of the orange and then add it to the wine mixture after you’ve removed any seeds.
Add the strawberries, Triple Sec, and then the agave nectar. Stir, then refrigerate for a few hours before serving. If desired, serve over a few cubes of ice. I recommend serving in margarita glasses!
Makes 4-6 servings.
If you like this recipe be sure to try my other sangrias found in my first cookbook, Summertime Sippers. The book contains 15 great recipes for refreshing beverages including those that are non-alcoholic. More information is available here.