I put together a bachelorette party a couple weeks ago and I decided that I wanted to make a fun drink. I bought plastic martini glasses, borrowed a friends drink container and scoured the web to find a fun and delicious drink.
I came across a sangria recipe that looked delicious, but defintiely wasn’t sangria. You can’t just put fruit in a drink and call it sangria. So, I’ll call it fake sangria. What did it call for?
- Sparking Wine
- Sauvignon Blanc (or any white wine will do)
So, I bought peaches, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries and threw all but the peaches in the freezer figuring the fruit could act as ice cubes since the drink container would never have been able to fit into my fridge.
I used equal parts of both wines.
Well, the fake sangria was a hit. It was light and fruity — but not too fruity. It was a good balance between the fruit, the sparkling wine and the lightness of the sauvignon blanc. The perfect party drink, and it wasn’t going to get you completely wasted like a jungle juice would do off of just one.
The one thing that I should have thought through was the fruit. I assumed because frozen blueberries float, all the other fruit would float if frozen too…. WRONG! The fruit sunk and clogged the spout. We ended up using a ladel which was fine — but that is something I will keep in mind in the future.
What’s your favorite party beverage?