As the weather is getting warmer and the sun is setting later, I have been making sangria more often as a way to unwind after work. Sangria is also a fun get together kind of drink. Its easy to drink and even non-red wine drinkers enjoy it. While drinking sangria is fun, having them as popsicles is even more fun. Especially on a hot summer day. I didn’t do anything special, I just used the leftover sangria and poured them into popsicle molds.
- 1 bottle of fruity red wine
- 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
- 2 tablespoons of lime juice
- 1 shot of Brandy (I didn’t use any bc I didn’t have any at hand, so optional if you have)
- 2 tablespoons of sugar
- strawberry slices
- orange slices
- lime slices
- mint leaves (optional for a zesty kick)
To make sangria drink: Combine wine, orange juice, lime juice, brandy and sugar; stir until sugar is dissolved. Add strawberry slices, orange slices and lime slices; stir the mixture and refrigerate for at least an hour. If you plan on drinking the sangria, add 1 cup of lemon-lime soda, stir with some ice and serve.
To make the sangria popsicles: Follow directions for sangria drink, but exclude 1 cup of lemon-lime soda. Pour sangria mixture into the molds, add fruit into the molds and freeze for at least 4 hours.