Have we got some fabulous news for you! Today, May 25th marks National Wine Day, which is pretty exciting for us because a nice glass of wine might easily be our second favourite drink following tea.
So in honor of this joyous occasion, we wanted to share with you an incredibly delicious (and easy to make) recipe for sweet tea sangria. Sweet Tea Sangria is a simple and refreshing summer cocktail made with freshly-brewed iced tea, sweet white wine, and fruit. Perfect for hot afternoons and backyard BBQ’s — realistically any time of the day.
-2 cups water
-2 Tbsp. For Tea’s Sake Just Peachy black tea
-½ -3/4 cup sugar (according to taste)
-1 (750 ml) bottle of moscato, chilled
-2 lemons, sliced
-Berries, mint, and other fruit, as desired
-Warm up two cups of water and the tea in a small saucepan and bring it to a simmer. Remove from the heat and set aside to let it steep for about 30 minutes. Make sure to use a proper steeper so you avoid getting the loose-leafs into the mixture.
-Add the sugar to a pitcher. Pour the still-warm tea over the sugar and stir until the sugar dissolves. Then add cold water to the pitcher and squeeze out any of the remaining tea from the steeper. Repeat until you have enough tea. You can refrigerate the tea at this point until you are ready to serve.
-To mix the drinks, fill the glasses with ice. Squeeze the lemons over the ice, being careful to keep out seeds. Toss a few lemon slices into each glass (and any other fruits or mint you are using). Fill each glass ½ - ⅔ of the way with the wine and then pour the sweet tea over the top.
-You can pour the remaining wine into a pitcher or carafe with more lemon slices and fruit and then top with more sweet tea for refills.