When it comes to alcoholic beverages, I usually stay away from beer. It makes me really bloated and I cannot stop thinking about all the carbs. It really doesn’t take much to get me tipsy and I usually face difficulty finishing a pint. Then I realise sangrias are perfect!. Diluted by a carbonated drink, taste fruity and a little on the sweeter side, a drink cannot be more perfect than this. The thing is that, you can’t bring a pitcher when you’re camping. What’s a better way than to package them into mason jars?! Just pop the lid, add ice and your fizzy soda and you’re done!
White Berry Lemon Sangrias
Time: 10 minutes + 4hr soak time
Yield: 8, 500ml mason jars
- 2 lemons, thinly sliced
- 1 apple, cored and sliced (any kind)
- 1 cup strawberries, hulled and sliced lengthwise
- 1 cup blackberries
- 1 (750 ml) bottle white wine (a dry-ish white wine is best – I like Sauvignon Blanc) (about 1/2 cup per jar)
- ½ cup white rum, divided (1 tablespoon per jar)
- Approx. 4 cups lemon-lime soda or sprite if you are really desperate
- Divide lemon slices among the eight jars, then the apples, then the strawberries and blackberries.
- Pour the wine (1/2 cup each) and rum (1 tablespoon each) into each jar, over the fruit.
- Cover each jar with a lid and screw shut.
- Place in the refrigerator for 4 – 5 hours, or up to 12 hours.
- Remove from refrigerator. Add ice and pour lemon-lime soda to the top of the jar. Plop in a straw and serve.
Recipe from KitchenTreaty