If you have any one of the three (yes, 3!!) ingredients for the strawberry sangria, then you absolutely should make it right now. It’s my favorite to date and (obviously) so, so easy!
But honestly, I’m ready for it all to happen and for all the stress to be gone. I assume that’s normal, so I’m not worrying about it; I mean as much as I can.
Through it all, however, sangria recipe creation has been a lot of fun and certainly a highlight. It’s been a test of my culinary skills, but it’s been rewarding when the flavors marry so nicely. I’m really excited to be able to “make” something personal for all of our guests.
Because of the ease of this strawberry sangria (just those three ingredients), it might be topping the list for the white wine sangria offering.
Of course there’s still more taste testing to go, so I can’t commit just yet. The fruity strawberries and the sweet tartness of the ginger brew are so summery and easy on the palate. If you aren’t as big of a fan of that ginger flavor, a mild ginger ale soda would be great in this recipe as well! You can see all of my sangria recipes here!
The more sangrias I do and the more cocktails I attempt to create, I begin to understand the wonder that is ginger beer. It has a stronger flavor than traditional ginger ale and it’s perfect with all the fresh fruits, juices, and sweet liqueurs out there. It’s not bad with whiskey either if we’re being honest.
Obviously it has become my go to mixer for its sweetness, tartness, and bubbly nature! For the summer, however, I’ll be using all my ginger beer with pinot grigio in this strawberry sangria recipe.
Can you use other fruit?
It’s hard to write too much about a three ingredient, so I won’t say too much more, but I’ve thought seriously about using other fruit in this practically perfect drink.
And, yes, I would TOTALLY use other fruits. Stone fruits like peaches, nectarines, apricots, and plums would all be delectable. I think other berries would be great in terms of flavor, but I think you need to mash or cut them in some way to make sure to get their great flavor and color!
And don’t miss my brunch sangria – great any day of the year!
STRAWBERRY SANGRIA w. GINGER + PINOT GRIGIO
This simple 3-ingredient sangria was one of the first recipes I created for the cocktail hour of our wedding and it ended up being one of the two we served. It's so satisfying and delicious yet still so easy to make - exactly what we all need in the summer!
- 750 mL Pinot Grigio wine
- 12 oz. ginger beer or ginger ale
- 2 cups cut strawberries
Combine ingredients in large pitcher.
Refrigerate 3-4 hours.