June 2, 2013

Fresh Strawberry Sangria


Thanks to the nice folks at Staples, the other day was like Christmas in May for me ... and the wine to make this fabulous Fresh Strawberry Sangria was at just the perfect temperature!  What??  You're probably thinking, "What does Staples the office supply store have to do with the temperature of your wine?" ... right?

Well, inside this really big box that arrived at my door step a few days ago ...


 ... was a 16-bottle wine refrigerator!  That's right, Staples sent me this wine refrigerator to review ... and I love it.  They sell several selections of wine refrigerators, who knew?


One of the reasons I love this wine refrigerator is that it chills your wine to just the perfect temperature ... and I am one of those people who's quite picky about the temperature of her wine.  The 'regular' refrigerator typically makes it too cold ... so you'll usually see me cradling my freshly-poured glass of wine in the palms of my hands for a little bit before I drink it.  This brings the temperature up a bit, and brings the flavor out more.  Yup, wine that's too cold 'loses' some of it's fabulous flavor.

Well, no more wine cradling for me!  Now my freshly-poured glasses of wine will be just right.  Thank you, Staples!

The first thing I did with my now-perfectly-chilled wine was whip up this gorgeous Fresh Strawberry Sangria.  I've been on a little fresh strawberry kick lately {Scrumptious Strawberry CobblerSouthern Strawberry-Coconut Punch Bowl Cake, & Lemon-Poppy Seed Dip with Fresh Strawberries}, so I just couldn't resist using these spring beauties in a beverage.

So, I tossed a bunch of sliced fresh strawberries in a pitcher with some white wine and other traditional sangria fixin's ...



... And then I poured myself a big ol' glass to enjoy.  Ahhhh, total spring {and summer} refreshment.  Perfectly chilled.

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Strawberry Sangria
Source:  Adapted from Food Network Magazine, May, 2011



Ingredients
  • 1 (750 ml) bottle dry white or rose wine
  • 1/4 c. light rum
  • 1/4 c. granulated sugar
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 2 c. sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1 1/2 c. seltzer
Directions
  1. Combine the wine, rum, and sugar in a pitcher; stir to dissolve the sugar. Add the sliced lemon. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Add the sliced strawberries. Refrigerate for an additional 30 minutes.
  3. Add the seltzer just before serving.
Enjoy!

20 comments:

  1. It's such an awesome fridge! And I loooooove this sangria!

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    1. Thanks, Dorothy! Yes, this sangria is right up your alley ... make it with either white or rose wine ... and don't you love both??

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  2. Your recipe looks so refreshing!!!

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  3. Perfect! I love big boxes with wonderful surprises in them. This would be a great gift to myself for the summer! Or some reason.

    I'd love it if you would bring this delicious sangria over to What'd You Do This Weekend? to share. wwww.tumbleweedcontessa.com/blog/

    Wishes for tast dishes ( and drinks),
    Linda
    Tumbleweed Contessa

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    1. Go ahead and treat yourself, Linda ... you deserve it. :-)

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  4. This looks so tasty and refreshing, definitely going to try this out over summer!

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  5. Wow, so beautiful! Can't wait to try it!

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  6. This looks fabulous! Pinning NOW!! :)

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  7. Num num num... I'm not much of a drinker at all, but a glass of sangria during the summer is a lovely treat!

    Pinned!
    ~Emily
    A Tossed Salad Life

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  8. Looks good......I'm showing Gram your website

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  9. This is so pretty and looks so refreshing.

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  10. The sangria looks so refreshing! What fun to have an awesome wine fridge like that!! Thanks for sharing at Time to Sparkle : )

    Liz

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  11. YUM! Looking forward to trying this refreshing white wine sangria. Hubby has a red wine sangria recipe too that we really enjoy. Found you at Six Sisters

    Lori
    Lori's Culinary Creations

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  12. I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven't already this week. Your favorite posts, most popular, recent or new! The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday's at midnight. http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/. Hope you will join us! Have a wonderful week!

    Hugs, Cathy

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  13. So pretty - coping this recipe for sure - thanks.

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  14. This sounds amazing, and perfect for summer! We'd love for you to link this up at our 1st SUPER SUNDAY Linky Party:
    http://whoneedsacape.com/2013/06/super-sunday-party-1/

    Lori
    Whoneedsacape.com
    Not Your Average Super Moms!

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  15. Going to feature this at the Scoop Link party tomorrow night! Looks delish!!!

    ♥Linsey

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    1. Thank you so much, Linsey! I'll be over on Tuesday to party again!

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  16. Lucky! A wine refrigerator shows up on your porch? Cannot wait to try the sangria recipe. Visiting for the first time from Cedar Hill Ranch.

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