Alternatively titled: Drunk Soda. I’d never had sangria before making it for the first time about a month ago. I made it again with some tweaks here and there and I thought it was amazingly refreshing! I had an entire sip – and made no weird faces. Listen, if I can drink it with no face, that means it’s ready to share with the whole world. It packs a deadly punch because this was bubbly, fruity and deceptively full of alcohol.
I used a bottle of fruity and bright Presecco, but you can use any wine; sparkling, rosé or white, that you have/like that fits those descriptors. You can also use Barnivore to check its vegan-ness, if that’s a concern of yours.
Makes 2 litres
2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
1 cup vodka, chilled
1-750 ml bottle Prosecco, other other wine
1 cup mango simple syrup
1 can lemon soda, I used San Pellegrino (You can use another lemon soda, but take note that Sprite or 7Up will lead to a sweeter sangria)
Ice, for serving
Citrus slices, for garnish
Slice the grapefruit and orange in half. Juice one half of each kind of citrus into your pitcher. Thinly slice the remaining two halves of the fruits and cut those in half again. Add them to the pitcher. Slice the lemons in half, juicing three out of the four into the pitcher. Thinly slice the remaining half of a lemon and place it in the pitcher. Thinly slice one of the limes and add to the pitcher. Juice the remaining two. Add the chilled vodka to the sliced fruit and their juice. Add the sliced strawberries, Prosecco, mango simple syrup and soda. Serve over ice and keep refrigerated in between servings.