by Sarah Shotwell

Pink Lemonade Sangria_blogSangria is the ultimate hot-weather patio staple, and this tart, pink version is perfect for a summer picnic, bridal shower, or barbecue! Like any cocktail elixer, Sangria is only as good as what you put in it. With dry Rosé, Cointreau, Armegnac, and Meyer lemons, this recipe is light, refreshing, classy, and infinitely drinkable.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup Cointreau
2/3 cup Armegnac
1 bottle dry Rosé (Pinot, Syrah, or Garnacha)
1/4 cup Meyer lemon juice
1/4 Cup fine sugar
Ice
Sparkling water
Sliced Meyer lemons
Ripe peach slices
Raspberries

Hold the sparkling water off to the side, and mix all other liquid ingredients in a pitcher with the sugar until sugar is dissolved. Float the fruit pieces in the pitcher. When you are ready to serve the sangria, add ice to glasses. Pour the Sangria over the ice, and add a few splashes of sparkling water. Enjoy with grilled fare, appetizers, or brunch!