The arrival of spring means different things to different people: the start of baseball season, a chance to clean out the house, or, of course, a new reason to brunch. If you’re ready to dust off the patio furniture and have the gang over for a sunny Sunday afternoon meal, this Spring Sangria is a guaranteed hit. It’s made with fresh fruits and natural ingredients, and while our version uses non-alcoholic sparkling grape juice, just sub in some red wine or brandy for an adult version. If you’re looking for some Easter Sunday recipe inspiration, this Sangria also pairs well with last week’s mini quiches. You won’t need much time to prep the ingredients, but the sangria does need to chill for a couple hours, so we suggest making this before doing any cooking, or even the night before.
- 4 cups (1 L) sparkling white grape juice or sparkling white wine
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 cup orange juice
- Juice of 1 lime
- 2 limes, sliced
- 2 oranges, sliced
- 2 bananas, sliced
- 2 peaches, sliced
In a blender, blend together 1 cup white grape juice and 1/4 cup of blueberries. Once blended, pour into a large mason jar or punch bowl. Add the remaining 3 cups of grape juice, orange juice and lime juice to the mason jar, stir until combined.
Slice up limes, oranges, bananas, and peaches, then add sliced fruit and the remaining blueberries to the mason jar. Let the mixture chill in the refrigerator for about 2 hours. Pour into a pitcher with ice, and enjoy!