My friends and I were looking for an easy, refreshing drink to ease out the summer and welcome in the fall. Of course, here in Texas where we are enduring another record-breaking day of 100+ degree heat, "fall" is a term we use kind of loosely, but at least we can dream of cooler weather ahead!
We were tired of wine served straight up, and craving some Sangria, but no one felt like running to the store to buy all the ingredients.
Looking in the fridge, we decided to use what we had on hand: a nice, dry Crios Rose of Malbec, some lemonade and a few bottles of Topo Chico sparkling water from Mexico.
It seemed like the perfect recipe of ingredients for a great poolside drink. We mixed everything together, played with the proportions a bit, and finally got it just right. Delicious!
Try this little drink outside by the pool, at the lake or take it to the next tailgate. I promise you and your friends will love it.
Simple Summer Sangria
Dry rose wine or any wine of your choosing (our first batch was made with a dry Rose of Malbec from Crios vineyards, we also tried this with red wine and it was great!)
Fresh lemonade (such as Good Flow lemonade or Simply Lemonade)
Sparkling water (such as Topo Chico or San Pelligrino)
Over ice, pour two parts wine to one part lemonade (or to your taste) and add splash or two of sparkling water to make it fizzy (also to your taste).
Garnish with sliced lime or other sliced fruit(s).
You could also make this up in big pitchers and let everyone serve themselves.