Kick off your summer parties with this cool and refreshing, colorful and fruity strawberry and peach sangriaFeeling like summer is creeping up on you? I surely do.
I can't believe that there's only a couple of weeks left of school for my kids. And my older boy is graduating from elementary school. Soon enough, my sweet and cute baby will be in the same school as those pimply faced, proto-mustached teenage boys. Scary!!!
I should stop mulling over this now, before I start hyperventilating and getting all teary eyed.
So let's focus on my fun summer plans. The long days at the beach, the lazy and relaxing afternoon by the pool, the breezy ocean sunsets... And let's not forget the delicious, boozy cocktails to refresh and lighten up the summer parties. Vodka-spiked drinks definitely help with my gloomy moods :)
Pretty, right?!! This is one of my favorite cocktails. Summery, colorful, fruity and kinda boozy. I use the classic green apples, in combination with ripe (but not too soft) nectarines and sweet strawberries. Now it's the perfect season to find cheap, really delicious and juicy peaches and berries at the market. And because I like sweet and bubbly white wine more than your classic red, I made this sangria with Italian Prosecco ... and a bit vodka, for an extra kick.
Note, if you make this sangria one day in advance, I suggest adding the strawberries just a couple of hours before serving, or they might get a little too mushy.
Also, you don't need to buy expensive wine for this. I used a 7$ bottle of Italian prosecco wine from Trader's Joe. Bubbly and dry. So good with the fruits and the vodka.
- 2 nectarines
- 2 green apple
- 1 lb (450 gr) of strawberries
- 1/2 cup (100 gr) of sugar
- 2 lemons
- 1 orange
- 1 bottle (750 ml) of prosecco wine (or your favorite sparkling)
- 1/2 cup (125 ml) of vodka
- 2 cups (500 ml) of sparkling water (or soda) (optional)
1. Wash and cut in cubes the apples, the nectarines and the strawberries.
5.Add the vodka and the prosecco wine. Stir to combine.
Add the sparkling water if you are using it (for a less boozy drink) and serve with ice, if you wish.