Spring Time = Sangria Time

It is officially spring and you know what that means: time to drink outside. This is by far my favorite time of year; with long sleeved tees, flip flops and boxed wine on the hammock, what more could a girl ask for?

My all time favorite spring drinking experience is sangria on the porch. My roommates and I have made this a yearly tradition since college began and we are not going to stop now just because we flipped our tassels. There is nothing better than sitting around in the sun, sipping a delicious cocktail and hanging out with my best friends.

Seriously, you should try it.

You can’t have my friends (sorry, I am really possessive), but I would be happy to share our oh-so-special Sangria recipe with you. It is fruity, fun and so totally delicious.

Here is what you need

Bottle of red wine (I prefer Shiraz, but whatever floats your boat)

1 Lemon cut into wedges

1 Orange cut into wedges

1 Lime cut into wedges

2 Tbsp sugar

Splash of orange juice

2 Shots of gin (we like to throw in a few more for good measure)

1 Cup of sliced strawberries or raspberries

1 Small can of diced pineapples with the juice

4 Cups ginger ale

Start by squeezing out the juices of the lemon, orange and lime and mix them in a giant bowl/tub/garbage can with the wine. Throw in the fruit, sugar, orange juice and gin. Put it in the fridge and leave it overnight. This allows the flavors to mix together, which makes this all the more delish. When you are ready to get out to the porch for some quality girl time, add the Ginger Ale, berries and some ice to keep it extra cold. Adding chips and salsa on the side is also a good idea.

Ladle it out into some red Solo cups and you have yourself a perfect Spring afternoon. Oh, and you may want to double or triple the recipe cuz this stuff is good. Seriously. That good.

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