Sangria seems to be a summertime party essential. I serve this drink quite often at warm weather gatherings and it’s always a big hit with my guests. I’ve seen recipes that use sugary sodas and lots of white sugar, which I don’t think are needed since fruit added a natural sweetness. I like to use flavored sparkling water, as it adds a little extra fruitiness to the boozy drink, but you can use plain if you can’t find it. Fresh strawberries can be used in the place of frozen, but I prefer to use frozen fruit as it acts like ice and helps keep the drink cool while I prepare for my guests. 1 cup of rum makes this drink quite strong, so cut it in half if you want your sangria to pack less of a punch.
Strawberry Lemon Sangria
- 1 bottle white wine make sure it’s vegan!
- 1 cup silver rum
- 1 quart 33.8 oz. bottle lemon flavored sparkling water
- 2 tablespoons agave or to taste
- 1 bag 16 oz. frozen strawberries
- 6 lemons thinly sliced
Mix together the wine, rum, sparkling water, agave, strawberries and lemon. If you aren’t serving the sangria right away, chill it in the fridge until you are.
Add the ice when ready to serve.
Serve and watch it disappear!