Mother’s Day is upon us and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate mom than to toast her with this lush and enchanting Strawberry Sangria.
When I was working on this cocktail I remember thinking how much I adore its pink color. It totally screams “drink me because I’m pretty!” It reminded me of my gals when they were little and how much they loved the color pink… although now mostly grown up gals, they still love the color pink. 🙂
Strawberry season is in full swing, although our local berries are still a few weeks out. We’re getting berries from our neighboring state of California and they are pretty darn delicious right now. Sweet, juicy and bright red, brimming with flavor and the perfect addition to a spring sangria.
Although I do love this for a Mother’s Day brunch or dinner and even spring entertaining, I adore this cocktail so much I’ll probably continue to serve it throughout the hot summer months when I might add fresh summer berries to the mix.
Celebrate mom in style this year and give her a big CHEERS! with this lovely cocktail… for which I’m most certain she deserves. 😉
Wishing you all a very Happy Mother’s Day!
Loads of Love,
Pretty in pink, this gorgeous strawberry sangria sings with flavor and elegance. However, it’s perfectly suited to serve at your backyard barbecue!
- 1 bottle dry rose wine
- 4 cups sliced fresh strawberries plus ½ cup sliced fresh strawberries for garnish
- ½ cup fine sugar
- Club soda
Place the strawberries in a blender and puree. Pour the puree into a fine mesh strainer and strain the juice from the pulp. Discard the pulp.
Mix the strawberry juice with the sugar until the sugar has been dissolved and you have a strawberry syrup.
Mix together the strawberry syrup with the rose wine until nicely blended and then add the ½ cup sliced fresh strawberries to the sangria.
Chill the sangria for about an hour and then serve over ice and top with club soda.
Originally published in Home By Design Magazine 2015