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The perfect summer drink recipe using organic fruit and local wine

Freshly made sangria is the perfect summer drink for a barbeque or to enjoy on the patio of your favourite restaurant. With numerous variations of the Spanish summer drink, you can customize it with your favourite wine and fruits at home. By choosing organic ingredients, you can give this summer classic a green twist.

Organic Sangria Recipe

1 750 ml bottle organic red wine

Optional: choose a Canadian organic red with lots of summer fruit flavours such as one by Summerhill Pyramid Winery or Frogpond Farm.

  • 1 cup organic sugar 
  • 2 organic limes 
  • 2 organic oranges 
  • 1 organic lemon 
  • 2 cups organic strawberries 
  • 1 organic pineapple 
  • 1 liter bottle organic ginger ale, such as Blue Sky Organic Ginger Ale 

In a large glass pitcher, add the bottle of organic wine. Slice limes, oranges and lemon into thin slices and dice strawberries and pineapple. Add sugar and mix. Chill in the refrigerator, overnight if possible. Before serving, add ginger ale and ice.