There is something about that warm weather that makes me want to lighten up not only the food I’m cooking but also my cocktails! And really, does any drink scream summer as much as a beautifully done sangria? I think not. This Sparkling Strawberry Sangria is truly one of my favorite entertaining recipes. It’s so light and refreshing and packed with flavor. Pull up a chair and pour yourself a glass!
This recipe serves five and it’s important to prep ahead of time for the best taste. You can easily double or triple it when serving a crowd. To prepare the Sparkling Strawberry Sangria, mix the vodka, berries, and sugar at least two hours ahead of time to let the flavors blend. (Be sure to use perfectly ripe strawberries for the best flavor!)
Then, just before serving, add the soda and wine so that the carbonation stays fresh. When I’m entertaining I usually prep single or double batches of the vodka strawberry mixture then only add the wine and soda one batch at a time so the bubbles don’t fade before serving.
Sparkling Strawberry Sangria
This simple Sparkling Strawberry Sangria is only 5 ingredients and the perfect cocktail to serve at all your summer parties! Light, refreshing, and easy to prepare ahead of time.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 2 hours
- Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
- Yield: 5
- Category: Drinks
- Cuisine: American
1 cup strawberry flavored vodka
15 strawberries, hulled and sliced
1/3 cup superfine sugar
1 bottle (750 oz) sparkling rosé wine
2 cups lemon-lime soda
rosemary for garnish (optional)
In a large container combine vodka, strawberries, and sugar. Stir well and refrigerate at least 2 hours. Just prior to serving add in the sparkling wine and soda. Serve over ice with rosemary garnish if desired.
Enjoy friends! Here are some other fun and fruity cocktail recipes you might enjoy: