Just in time for the long weekend, here is a lovely, fruity drink to enjoy while sitting on the patio with friends! This sangria is delicious! I love sangria because it is easy to make, yet is quite impressive, and since you make it ahead of time, you can enjoy your company, rather than spend time mixing up drinks. This version makes use of in-season strawberries and pineapple too!
Do you have plans for the long weekend? It's Victoria Day weekend in Canada, so we get to celebrate the unofficial start of summer a week earlier than our American friends.
My parents are driving up from Virginia to visit this weekend, and hopefully, we will have a chance to enjoy some beautiful weather and the sights around Ottawa!
Strawberry Pineapple SangriaAdapted from My Life as a Mrs.
750 ml bottle of semi dry white wine (look for something described as fruity or citrusy)
1 1/2 cup pineapple juice
3/4 cup silver rum
1/3 cup lime juice
1/4 cup simple syrup
1 cup diced pineapple
1 cup diced strawberries
3-4 sprigs mint, gently squeezed with hands to release the oils
Stir together the liquid ingredients, then add fruit. Allow the sangria to sit for a few hours before serving. Add the mint just before serving.