Heeeello long weekend! Well you know what? Although I’m off work for the next two months, summer long weekends are still simply the best!!! So who’s ready to celebrate Canada 150th anniversary? Got any plans this weekend? Well if you do, you should definitely add this recipe to your drink diet on Canada Day. And if you don’t, well don’t worry, any day of the summer months is a perfect day for my sangria. Well, I should say Bry’s sangria! It’s one for the books, apparently! You will be making this every summer weekend, I swear.
It’s great anywhere, as long as it’s served on ice; but it’s definitely better when drank by the beach, in the pool or sitting on the patio! For myself, I prefer it with a lots of ice and a side of fresh guacamole.
So it all started two years ago while on a road trip to Toronto and the Niagara region. Can’t remember the restaurant we stopped at, but we stayed awhile ’cause the sangria was sooo good, according to my sister-in-law and Brian. The waitress was the best and after many pitchers, she wrote down their sangria recipe for us on our bill (which Brian then modified to his taste, obviously adding more booze to it!)…
On any given summer weekend, you can surely find a double pitcher of this, waiting to be served to our guests. Brian has been working on the recipe for a while, and he now thinks we have a winner. So, stock up on the ingredients and make this on the next sunny day… hopefully sooner than later!
What you need:
1 bottle of white wine (we use Bodacious White for the high level of sugar)
4 oz. of Malibu Rum
3 oz. of Triple Sec or Cointreau
2 oz. of your favorite Rum
1 cup of pineapple juice
3 cups of raspberry lemonade
top with sprite
1 or 2 tablespoons of sugar (depending on the amount of sugar in the white wine)
fruits: lemon, lime, orange, raspberry and strawberry
Slice your fruits and squeeze some of the juice in the pitcher. Add the sugar with the fruits in the pitcher. Add all the liqueur and juices. Stir. Leave in the fridge for about an hour or two before serving. Once cooled and ready to be served, add the ice, the sprite and mix well. Serve over ice with some of the fruits.
Beware, two can EASILY get tipsy with only one pitcher. So enjoy responsibly and have fun on this special day. Happy Canada Day all!!!