Strawberry and Lime Sangria with mint and sweetened with a touch of honey. Perfect for spring or summer parties.
It is not often I host parties at my home. But when I do I like to keep things fresh and simple. Hosting parties are enough work on their own, why stress over menu plans and cooking?
For food, simple is my motto. There is typically a selection of cheese, a variety of crackers and breads. Fresh fruit, sliced vegetables, shrimp cocktail, steamed mussels, and special dips to serve with chips. Not a lot of cooking required. A spread that can be simply plated and put out for my guests to enjoy.
Our fridge is always stocked with a selection of beer, hard cider, and I typically make one big batch of sangria to go around. Sangria is quite easy to prepare the day before a party and is always a hit. Filled with fresh fruit and sweet wine, is there anything that says warm weather more than a cold glass of sangria?
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Honey Sweetened Strawberry & Lime Sangria
- 2 bottles of your favorite fruity white wine (I use a semi-sweet Riesling)
- 1 lb fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
- 1 small handful of fresh mint leaves
- 2 limes
- 2 tbs honey
In a small sauce pan combine the juice of one lime with the honey and heat until the honey mixes easily into the juice.
In a large pitcher combine wine, the lime and honey mixture, half of your strawberries, the last lime (sliced thin) and half of the mint leaves.
Serve over ice and garnish with additional fresh sliced berries and fresh mint leaves.
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