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Fresita Sangria with Sugar Lime Rim – Recipe

Whenever I see sangria on the menu at a new restaurant, I feel compelled to order it to try their variation, especially if fresh fruit is involved! It always reminds me of summer days relaxing on a patio, sunglasses on, chatting and soaking in some sun with friends. Which can be a very welcome respite in the usual rainy months of Vancouver.

It’s like a mini-vacation in a glass. Fresita is a Chilean sparkling wine that’s infused with freshly-picked intensely flavored Patagonian strawberries. I thought this would act as a great base for a sangria, so grabbed a bottle from a nearby BC liquor store and set about creating a recipe. I personally love fruit, so I incorporated a lot of it into this drink, but you can play around and adjust that to your own taste. Fresita sangriaVancouver food blogVancouver food blogFresita sangria Ingredients: 

-1 cup kiwi, muddled

-1 cup blueberries

-1 cup sliced lemons

-1 cup sliced limes

-1 cup sliced grapefruit

-1 cup triple sec

-1 bottle chilled Fresita 750ml

-2 tbs raw cane sugar (for rim)

Instructions:

1. Zest a lime onto a plate, and add the cane sugar.

2. Pour the triple sec into a pitcher, and add sliced fruit (lemon, lime and grapefruit). Chill in refrigerator for 1.5 hours to develop the flavors.

3. When ready to serve, rub a sliced lime over the rim of the glass, and dip into sugar lime mixture. Add a generous spoonful of muddled kiwi.

4. Take out the pitcher, and add the Fresita. Pour it into each rimmed glass, and top off with blueberries.

Enjoy!

*This post was sponsered by Branding & Buzzing*