Bubbles, wine and fresh fruit…yes! Sangria is one of my favorite drinks and have made it twice so far on Nutmeg Nanny. A delicious honeycrisp apple sangria and summertime sangria. This sangria is a little bit different since I decided to use a little pink bubbly wine.
I also packed the sangria full of fresh fruit I had sitting in my fruit bowl. You honestly could use just about anything you have at home. However, always make sure to add citrus. It’s key. I also threw in some fresh mint because I had tons of that too.
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Sparkling Summer Sangria
1 cup brandy
1/2 cup orange liqueur
1/4 cup superfine sugar
1 lemon, sliced
1 lime, sliced
1 orange, sliced
1/3 cup sliced strawberries
1/3 cup raspberries
1/3 cup cherries
1/4 cup packed mint leaves
2 bottles pink sparkling wine (I went with a slightly dry variety)
Slightly adapted from Michael Chiarello
Add brandy, orange liqueur and sugar to a large pitcher. Stir to make sure sugar is dissolved.
Add in fresh fruit, mint and sparkling wine. Enjoy over ice.