When the weather starts to warm up and feel like summertime, folks start to celebrate with backyard barbecues, porch parties, and trips to the lake or beach. Everyone seems ready to relax and kick back a little in the evenings and on weekends.
And, what better way to do that than with a pitcher of sangria?
People seem a bit intimidated by making sangria, but it’s actually fairly simple to put together. A traditional recipe combines red wine, brandy, and fruit, with juice, soda, or simple syrup to sweeten it up. The fun thing about making sangria is experimenting with different combinations to find one you enjoy! A quick search on Pinterest shows there are lots of variations out there!
Years ago, we created a basic Paulk Vineyards Southern Sangria recipe, which includes 1 bottle of your choice of red or white muscadine wine, 1 bottle of purple or white muscadine juice, plus 1 liter of club soda or ginger ale. If you like your sangria sweeter, use a sweeter wine and/or ginger ale; if you don’t like it as sweet, use a drier wine and/or club soda. Add the fruits of your choice, but we usually prefer orange, lemon, and lime slices in red sangrias, and peaches, nectarines, and berries in white sangrias.
Lately, we have enjoyed creating some delicious sangria recipes that we hope you will love as much as we do.
The best part? All of them involve our delicious, award-winning Paulk Vineyards wine.
Very Berry Sangria
- Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries
- ¼ cup triple sec
- ½ 750ml-bottle Satilla Road Sweet Strawberry Wine
- ½ 750ml-bottle County Line Road Sweet Blackberry Wine
- ½ 750ml-bottle Highway 32 Sweet Blueberry Wine
- 500ml club soda
In a pitcher, combine fruit slices with the triple sec and wine. Allow the fruit to soak for 2 hours or overnight. When ready to serve, add ice and club soda. Stir to combine.
Don’t forget to celebrate with red, wine, and blue for America’s birthday on Sunday. Stop by our tasting room or your favorite Paulk Vineyards retailer beforehand to stock up on our selection of berry wines! If you’d like to learn more about our wines that are named after the farm, visit with us a minute, here: about our wines. There you will learn food pairing suggestions, guided tasting notes, and unique tidbits of information that is special to each wine.
Need to stock up on your favorites so that you can create these yummy sangria recipes at home? Stop by our tasting room anytime or shop right here on our website to have your favorites delivered right to your door!
Stay tuned as we share more yummy sangria recipes over the summer that will keep you refreshed and cool by the pool!