Sparkling Summer Sangria

Sparkling Summer Sangria by Nutmeg Nanny

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. 

Sparkling Summer Sangria by Nutmeg Nanny

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 by Nutmeg Nanny

 

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Sparkling Summer Sangria

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

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.

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11 Responses to “Sparkling Summer Sangria”

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    Joanne — June 30, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    I love pink bubbly wine…and I love sangria. So GENIUS for combining the two!

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    Tracey — July 1, 2013 at 8:51 am

    This just screams summer in a glass to me!

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    Rachel Cooks — July 1, 2013 at 9:43 am

    I want to come drink with you. lol

    No really, I do.

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    Aggie — July 1, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    Sangria is my favorite! This looks perfect. :)

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    grace — July 2, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    gorgeous selection of fruit! this is my kind of beverage.

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    Julie @ Table for Two — July 4, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    I adore sparkling anything in drinks! Sangria is one of my top favs :) perfect combination!

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    Shanna@ pineapple and coconust — July 7, 2013 at 3:26 am

    mmmm I love sangria!!

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    Bree (Skinny Mommy) — July 8, 2013 at 10:48 am

    YUMMY! I adore anything sparkling too!

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    katie — July 9, 2013 at 11:47 am

    Yum! I love all the fruit! Sangria is one of my favorite drinks to sip on year round!

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    Lucy Pireel — July 12, 2013 at 8:09 am

    This will be on the table this weekend, but not for long. :-)

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