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Strawberry Sangria

For a berry-kissed twist on traditional sangria pair Northern Michigan strawberries with a Northern Michigan rosé. How do you say bliss in Spanish? Here’s a simple recipe you can start in the morning and have ready to serve (with a flourish) at the end of a hot afternoon.

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle of rosé
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 1  cup sliced fresh strawberries
  • 2  cups ginger ale (Vernors if you can get it!)

Preparation

In a large pitcher mix the wine, sugar, lemon and strawberries. Refrigerate for several hours, up to a day. Add ginger ale just before serving over ice.

Tip: The sangria season has only just begun! Later in the fruit season, use the above recipe, but try substituting with a local white (unoaked chardonnay or pinot gris) or a local red (young, acidic fruit forward varieties), and instead of strawberries, add blueberries, raspberries, peaches, pears or apples.