Summer isn't summer without sangria. After weeks of discussing the tasty beverage, my girlfriends and I finally decided it was time to concoct our own version of the summertime special. We headed to Trader Joe's for some inexpensive fruit, and grabbed some cheap wine on the way home and set up shop in my tiny kitchen. Unfortunately, we realized when we got home that I didn't have a pitcher, and neither did Gracie or Haley. With some quick thinking, we grabbed my yellow Le Creuset soup pot instead!
1 bottle red wine
1 cup raspberry vodka
20 ounces of your favorite sparkling fruit juice (something citrus-y would be best)
1 cup blueberries
4 cups sliced strawberries
3 cups thinly sliced watermelon
3 cups chopped mango
Mix alcohol, juice, and fruit into a pitcher (or soup pot). Serve in chilled glass with plenty of ice. Add bendy straw and slurp for summery effect.
It was the perfect way to welcome the last month of summer before we all head back to the grind of the school year. Yummy! Sluuuuuurp.