Sipping With Savannah: Strawberry Wine Punch
Jun 05, 2018 11:40AM
● By Staff Writer
Hello friends, welcome to “Sipping With Savannah,” where we explore the wonderful world of adult beverages for the socially active AND socially responsible girl.
Well, ready or not, summer is here, and temperatures above 90 will be the norm for at least the next six months, so let’s start this party off with two of my favorite summer drinks that are sure keep you cool and delight your summer guests.
Let’s start with a longtime favorite, Strawberry Wine Punch. If you like strawberry daiquiris, but not the time and mess associated with making then, this classic summer drink is for you. Not only does it taste great, but it’s quick and easy to make.
INGREDIENTS FOR STRAWBERRY WINE PUNCH:
1 Bottle of Moscato or Sparkling White Wine
1 Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri Mix
1 (2) Liter bottle of Sprite or 7 UP (Add to taste)
1 Pack of Fresh Strawberries for Garnish
Granulated Sugar or Sweetener (Optional)
Ice Cubes (Optional, but come on, its summer.)
Okay ladies, before we start slicing, dicing and mixing, you need to know Savannah’s Rule #1 and #2.
Rule #1: Mixology is about taste, feel, and presentation. It’s your cocktail, so add a little more of this, and not so much of that, and make it the way you like it.
Rule #2: Be a lady and drink responsibly.
Now, let's make Strawberry Wine Punch!
Allow your frozen strawberry mix to thaw a little so that it can be mixed easily with the wine. Next, in a large punch bowl, pour ½ a bottle of White Wine (the dryer the wine, the more sugar you may need to add), and add strawberry daiquiri mix, Gently mix until it is smooth. Now add a ¼ or so bottle of Sprite and gently mix again. Now taste… If you love it, great. If not, here’s where you’ll want to add ice, more wine or Sprite, and sugar to taste. When you feel good about it, garnish it up and serve!
You can easily double the batch if hosting a big crowd. It is also perfectly fine to make up a batch and freeze it. Enjoy a wine slushie or have it ready to go for those spontaneous get togethers.