Thank you to Mezzacorona Wines for sponsoring this post! As always, all opinions are my own.
“Summertime, and the livin’ is easy…” I have to be honest: Like most Floridians, I usually hate summer. Lovebugs, mosquitoes, hurricanes, torrential rain — it’s not exactly the stuff of dreams. The season’s one redeeming quality, aside from the beautiful sunsets it brings? It gives me an excuse to throw a party! As much as I love socializing, I usually dread hosting — cooking isn’t exactly my forte, and whipping a dish up in the kitchen is a foreign concept for me. (Thank GOD for a spouse who loves to cook.) Instead of a potluck dish, I’ll be making this white berry sangria recipe all summer long.
White Berry Sangria Recipe
1 bottle of Mezzacorona Pinot Grigio
2 cups ginger ale
1/2 cup strawberries
1/4 cup blackberries
- Pour the Pinot Grigio into a large pitcher and set it aside.
- Slice the strawberries, peach, lime and lemon. Add sliced fruit and blackberries to the pitcher.
- Stir in ginger ale to taste.
- Chill in refrigerator or add ice cubes if serving immediately.
This delicious white berry sangria recipe takes less than 10 minutes to whip up, prep time included. My recommendation is to let it chill in your fridge for a few hours before a party — you want those fruit flavors to soak in the wine as much as possible. It’s okay if you can’t wait and drink it the second it’s finished — it just won’t taste as fruity.
You can also add Grand Mariner or another liqueur to the recipe, but I wanted to let the Pinot Grigio shine through. Truth be told, the cocktail doesn’t need anything else, but if you prefer boozy drinks, brandy or orange liquor do the trick.
Did you know that this Friday is National Pinot Grigio Day? Talk about the perfect holiday for this recipe.
Ayana Lage is a fashion and lifestyle blogger based in Tampa, Florida with a background in digital media and content marketing. She’s worked for Bustle, the Tampa Bay Times, the Miami Herald, and numerous freelance clients. As a blogger, she’s worked with 50+ lifestyle, fashion, travel and food brands. When she’s not blogging, she’s focused on her day job in digital marketing, watching Queer Eye, or laughing aloud at tweets from @dril.