Sparkling Strawberry Sangria is perfect for a get together with friends and pairs perfectly with chocolate.
It’s Valentine’s Day and this calls for a celebration! Life is busy but it really is fun to celebrate the little things. The longer we are married the longer we realize that we must take time and share special moments. Today seemed the perfect day to try a new twist on Sangria. I am a huge Sangria fan and usually make the traditional Portuguese Sangria.
This recipe for Sparkling Strawberry Sangria is a much lighter version than the original. It’s perfect for a fun afternoon and it pairs perfectly with anything chocolate. Speaking of chocolate… have you tried chocolate mint? I have to admit, when I first saw it in the store, I found it odd but I was so intrigued that I had to bring home a plant with me. I am so glad I did, it was such a fun additional to this sangria.
Just like Portuguese Sangria, you must serve this delicious Strawberry Sangria in a pitcher using a colher de pau – wooden spoon. This is the only way to properly serve this refreshing drink and hold back the fruit in the pitcher. It just wouldn’t be proper not to do so.
I would venture to say the Rosa Regale Sparkling wine was the star of the show. But let’s be honest, this year’s Florida Strawberries are so juicy and delicious, they truly rocked this sangria and took it to another level. What could be better than Fresh from Florida Strawberries for Valentine’s Day? We say nothing!
- 6 Florida Strawberries, sliced
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 4 mint leaves (chocolate mint leaves if you can find them) , chopped fine
- 1 small bottle(375 ml) of sparkling red wine or champagne (I used Rosa Regale and it was fantastic) 1 cup ginger ale
- 1 cup vodka
- 1 lime sliced thin
- mint leaves for garnish
- additional Florida Strawberries for garnish
- Combine the sliced Florida Strawberries, sugar and 4 chopped mint leaves in a pitcher.
- Gently stir and let sit in the refrigerator for a minimum of 2 hours.
- Add the sparkling wine, ginger ale, vodka and 4 slices of lime.
- Using a wooden spoon still until well blended.
- Chill or add ice and serve cold.
- Garnish with additional Florida Strawberries, mint or lime slices.
The Sunday Supper tastemakers are having so much fun with Florida strawberries. It’s always a treat to welcome the Florida Strawberry Growers Association to the table, and Valentine’s Day is perfect timing. Our 7 p.m. ET Sunday Twitter party will be berry sweet!
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This post is sponsored by the Florida Strawberry Growers Association in conjunction with a social media campaign through Sunday Supper LLC. All opinions are my own.