The Secret to the Best Sangria

The secret to making the best sangria | Super easy recipe on Hunting for Pink Flamingos

Last summer, Matt and I started making sangria. (Maybe for a cookout? Or just for dinner? It’s hard to remember.) We looked at a lot of recipes and tried quite a few things, but in the end, we found that the secret was …

… to use a sweet wine.

We usually use Moscato, but I think Reisling would be really good, too. We got the idea because Matt’s mom had a bottle of Moscato that no one in Matt’s family wanted to drink. So I suggested that we use it for sangria and leave out the extra sugar, since the wine was already sweet. And it was delicious.

The secret to making the best sangria | Super easy recipe on Hunting for Pink Flamingos

My favorite thing about sangria is that you can use whatever fruit you have on hand, but if I’m making it for a specific event, this is my go-to combo.

Summer Sangria

1 bottle of sweet white wine (usually Moscato)

8 oz. seltzer water*

1 shot whiskey

1 lemon – half sliced, half juiced

1 lime – half sliced, half juiced

5 strawberries, cut into discs

*Depending on how sweet the wine is, you may want more or less seltzer. When we were taking the pictures for this post, the wine was really sweet, so I added more seltzer.

And that’s it! If you don’t have a punch bowl (which we didn’t until about a week ago), just use a glass or plastic salad bowl with a ladle. (Honestly, any large bowl will work.) It sounds weird, but it actually works really well.

The secret to making the best sangria | Super easy recipe on Hunting for Pink FlamingosThe secret to making the best sangria | Super easy recipe on Hunting for Pink FlamingosThe secret to making the best sangria | Super easy recipe on Hunting for Pink FlamingosThe secret to making the best sangria | Super easy recipe on Hunting for Pink FlamingosThe secret to making the best sangria | Super easy recipe on Hunting for Pink Flamingos

Sangria has become my go-to for summer potlucks, and it is always appreciated. 🙂 I encourage you to try it!

Thanks for reading!

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