White Wine Sangria/ Strawberry Lemonade

CELEBRATING THE LONG WEEK-END!

The Victoria Day weekend is upon us. There was a point in the slushy, frigid, not-so-distant depths of February when Canada’s unofficial but unequivocal start of summer simply could not be visualized. And yet here we are, hanging flower baskets on the front porch. While many Canadians familiarly know it as May two-four weekend (often used in reference to the size of a case of beer), a few of us will be looking to bring back a little ‘Victorian-era’ glamour to this much anticipated holiday with some white wine sangria or a non-alcoholic strawberry lemonade.

No doubt, no shortage of beer will wash over the lips of Canadians as we open up our cottages, take overdue road trips — albeit with lighter wallets thanks to recent hikes in gas prices — or simply a well-deserved break from work.

Wherever you live across Canada, this May long weekend – typically marks the start of grilling season. It’s time to get outside in the sunshine, fire up the BBQ, and enjoy savory grilled food with family and friends. All you need are the barbecue essentials and some great marinated meat or veggies.

I thought it would be nice to post a white wine sangria, I’ve made many times over the years, along with a non-alcoholic strawberry lemonade to enjoy with your BBQ today.

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White Wine Sangria/ Strawberry Lemonade
Instructions
White Wine Sangria
  1. In a pitcher, combine sugar, lemon & lime juice; stir until sugar dissolves. Add white wine & orange flavored liqueur. Just before serving, add club soda, fruit & ice. Makes 8 cups.
Strawberry Lemonade
  1. In a blender, combine strawberries & lemon juice. Cover & blend until smooth. In a pitcher, combine strawberry mixture & sugar; stir until sugar dissolves. Add club soda. Serve over ice; garnish with strawberries & mint if desired. Makes about 8 cups.

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