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Strawberry Rhubarb Sangria

>> May 28, 2012

What's better than a long holiday weekend? A long holiday weekend with Strawberry Rhubarb Sangria! I bet you saw that coming.

Anywho. Memorial Day is one of my most favorite holiday's because it's the kick off to summer! I also love it because I consider myself to be patriotic and I love what the holiday stands for.

And in true American fashion, the best way to celebrate our military and our freedom is to fire up the barbecue, sip a few drinks, and spend some quality time together with those we love!

What better way to celebrate Memorial Day than by watching a movie in the park! Our local park hosts "Movies in the Park" during the summer and they kicked off the summer series this Saturday with "We Bought a Zoo".

Nothing beats sitting under the stars, watching a cute movie, and sipping delicious sangria. My favorite part about sangria is the wine drenched fruit. It's so tasty and super refreshing on a summer night.

You should make this at your next summer party, or on a Tuesday night...whichever tickles your fancy.

Strawberry Rhubarb Sangria
Adapted from: Martha Stewart

1/4 Cup Sugar
1/2 Cup Water
2 Rhubarb Stalks, Chopped in 1/2 inch chunks
2 Oranges
1 Pint of Strawberries, Hulled & Halved
1/2 Cup of Blueberries
4 Cups of Seltzer, chilled
1 Bottle of Prosecco, chilled 

Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Once the syrup is boiling, add the rhubarb and remove from heat. Transfer the rhubarb mixture to a heat proof bowl and allow to cool completely. I used an ice bath because I'm super impatient, but the mixture should completely cool in 30 minutes.

In a pitcher, add the halved strawberries and the juice from one orange. Cut the remaining orange in half and then into 1/4 inch slices and add to the pitcher. 

Add the chilled rhubarb mixture, seltzer, and prosecco to the pitcher and stir to combine. Add the blueberries for a little pop of blue color!



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