Yummy Strawberry Basil Sangria

Posted on Apr 16 2014 - 8:43pm by girlyadmin

I’m a huge fan of sangrias. That’s my drink of choice on date nights! This particular sangria recipe caught my attention as it has so many of my favorite ingredients. This is a strawberry basil sangria. It’s light, pretty and perfect for the upcoming hot weather. I love strawberries and basil, but I love the fact that this recipe calls for chardonnay which is my favorite wine. I know it sounds a little weird with the basil, but the flavors all mix well. It’s so good! Here’s the recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 pound fresh strawberries
  • 1 apple
  • 1 ounce fresh whole basil leaves
  • 1 bottle of your choice of chardonnay
  • 1/2 cup organic sugar
  • 1 cup club soda
  • 1 cup white grape juice

Directions:

  1. Thinly slice the strawberries and remove the hull.
  2. Dice the apple into very small pieces.
  3. Score the basil leaves with a fork to release the flavor. This is better than cutting it up so that your guests don’t swallow a bunch of pieces and only taste basil.
  4. Layer the fruit, basil and sugar in a large pitcher and let sit for 10 minutes. Doing this helps the sugar absorb more of the flavors from the fruit and basil.
  5. Add the club soda first, and then the rest of the liquids. Stir well and serve chilled.

Such an easy recipe and so good. Leave a response and let us know what you think of this interesting concoction.

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