Sipping a nicely chilled glass of wine in the backyard on a hot summer day is one thing, but a big pitcher of sangria shimmering in the sunshine just hits a little different.
During the warm months of the year, sangria is always a great wine-based bevvy to mix up at home. Whether you prefer sipping red, white, or rosé wine, you can always adapt a base sangria recipe it to your flavour preferences.
This recipe uses a base of the easy-drinking, and fruit-foward Santa Rita 120 Cabernet Sauvignon (the 120 Sauvignon Blanc is ideal for white sangria), which is widely accessible at liquor stores across Canada. From there, I add in a mix of locally-grown ingredients and a few splashes of unique spirits to help create a sangria that is a little out of the ordinary...in the best way.
If you're wanting to try out a white sangria version of the recipe below, just swap out the cab sauv for the sauv blanc and use lemonade instead of raspberry juice.
Vanilla rhubarb red sangria
Place all ingredients in a large pitcher and stir to combine.
Place in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving.
To serve, pour sangria into ice-filled wine glasses and enjoy (in the sunshine)!
Watch: Making sangria on Global News Calgary
- 1 pitcher of sangria
- Prep Time:
- 5 minutes