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White Strawberry-Kiwi Sangria

White Strawberry Kiwi Sangria
Memorial Day is upon us, which means summer is upon us, which means summer cocktails are upon us! Except, well, let’s hope the cocktails aren’t actually upon us, because that would be a bummer. Especially in the case of this white-strawberry kiwi sangria. Let’s not spill any of this stuff. Let’s just sip it and make an enthusiastic toast to summer.

White Strawberry Kiwi Sangria

This is a super light, refreshing, and easy sangria recipe. Just the way I like ‘em! Fresh strawberries and kiwi fruit – and lots of it – join up with a few slices of lime (a little citrus-y kick is always good). And then, over all that luscious fruit, we pour a nice white wine, along with a good glug or two of rum. And a little drizzle of honey, if we’re up for it, to really set off all that sweet summer fruit. Then it goes in the fridge to get good and tasty and perfect.

Let’s fast-forward six hours, shall we? Because I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to get my refresh on.

White Strawberry Kiwi Sangria

I’m always a fan of strawberries in sangria, but I really like the sweet/tart note of kiwi fruit when added to the mix. Plus, it adds a pretty punch of green, too! Depending on the ripeness of your kiwis, they might not be quite as sturdy as other typical sangria fruit. As in, some of it might fall apart a bit. Me, I kinda love when a bit of kiwi comes up the straw. It’s like Christmas. But in summer!

Merry sipping!

Print Recipe

White Strawberry-Kiwi Sangria

Packed with lush strawberries and tart kiwi, this refreshing (and potent!) sangria is the perfect sipper for warm summer days.

Yield: 6-8 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 6 hours

Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound strawberries (about 3 cups), hulled and cut in half
  • 4 kiwi fruits (about 1 pound), peeled, halved, and sliced
  • 1 medium lime, sliced
  • 1 (750 ml) bottle white wine (I recommend a drier selection like Sauvignon Blanc)
  • 1/2 cup light rum
  • 1/4 cup honey (optional)
  • Lemon-lime soda

Directions:

  1. To a large pitcher, add the kiwis, strawberries, lime, wine, and rum. Drizzle in the honey if using. Seal or cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 6 hours, up to 12.
  2. Remove from refrigerator and stir gently with a long-handled wooden spoon.
  3. To serve, fill a glass 2/3 full with sangriaand a few pieces of fruit. Top with lemon-lime soda. Serve.

If you like a sweeter sangria, I suggest adding the honey up front. If you're not sure, or you can't tell how sweet the end result will be (depending on your wine selection), try tasting the sangria just out of the fridge, and then stir in honey to taste if you think it needs it.

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3 Responses to “White Strawberry-Kiwi Sangria”

  1. Jennifer Stewart posted on May 22, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    I can’t wait to try this.  I might even cheat on my Paleo diet for one of these on Memorial Day!  Thanks for a great recipe!

  2. ami@naivecookcooks posted on May 22, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    I like that you used kiwi in sangria!! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Olivia posted on May 23, 2014 at 5:32 am

    I am going to have friends over this weekend… so, this drink is a nice option to serve. Thanks for sharing ;-)

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