Jul 10, 2015

Triple Dragon Berry Lemon Sangria

Hope everyone has had a great week so far. One of my goals for the rest of summer is to
  try making some new things that I haven't before. One of those was sangria. Given, I did make some once in college one summer. It was ok but I never made it again after that one time.
I decided a while ago to try making it again after having some with one of my friend's at Bar Louie. They make a Strawberry Lemonade Sangria one that is delicious. So, I was originally was going to try my hand at making that one but I decided to try making my own.
The one at Bar Louie has SKYY Wild Strawberry, Ruffino Pinot Grigio, pure cane syrup, Sprite, fresh lemon and strawberries in it. Mine ended up being different because I used flavored rum instead of vodka, Woodbridge Pinot Grigio, and store-bought simple syrup from The Fresh Market.

Here is the recipe that I made. I know the name is a mouthful. Warning: I like my drink pretty strong so you can lower the amount of wine and rum that you put in to it to suit your taste.
1 1/2 glass of Woodbridge Pinot Grigio (chilled)
1 1/2 glass of Sierra Mist (chilled)
1 lemon, sliced,
2 cup of triple berry blend:strawberries, blueberries and raspberry (I used ones that were frozen but you can use fresh)
1 shot of simple syrup
1 shot of Dragon Berry Rum (I used 2 shots)
1. Add in the lemon slices and 2 cups of  fruit in pitcher.
3. Pour in the glass of wine and glass of Sierra Mist.
4. Add in the syrup and rum.
5. Stir all ingredients together.
I normally pour a shot after to taste it to make sure it is to my liking. I also garnish the glass with a lemon or strawberry slice depending on the mood I am in.
(I did one with a strawberry here).
To me, this is a perfect summer drink. It has the right amount of sweetness along with little kick to it.
Does anyone else have any drinks that they are interested in making this summer?

1 comment:

  1. This sounds like such a yummy recipe! Thanks so much for sharing :)

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