Sparkling Lemonade Sangria

All that glitters is gold.

Your quintessential girls night drink for the summer. Moscato wine, sparkling lemonade, gold sugar rims and tons of fresh berries make up this ladies' cocktail. I love naming drinks after my friends, this one is called the Chaya

My friend Chaya had a girls party a few nights ago (which is always an excuse to make sangria). She had two requirements sweet tasting + sugar rim.

If you love being the bartender at a party name the drink after your friend who's throwing it, its a great touch! This sangria may look light and fruity but it's got a swift punch to it. After two mason jars filled we were all feeling it. 

*Warning* make sure you let the batch simmer in the fridge for an hour or so or it can taste a little strong right off that bat!

Sparkling Lemonade Sangria

1 Bottle (750 ml) of moscato wine
1 1/2 Cups of sparkling pink or regular lemonade
1 Cup of vodka (I usually use titos vodka)
1/4 Cup simple syrup
1 Lemon sliced 
1 Lime sliced
1 1/2 Cup strawberries quartered
1 Cup of blackberries halved
10 Fresh mint leaves torn
lemon juice + turbinado sugar for glass rim 

Run a lemon wedge along the rim of a glass. Pour 1/2 cup of turbinado sugar on a plate and rim your glass. Fill with ice. 

In a large pitcher (I used a large mason jar) fill with fruits, wine, simple syrup, mint and sparkling lemonade. Mix well. *Do not add ice (it will water down your sangria)

Let the mixture rest in the refrigerator to develop a stronger flavor and allow the fruit to soak up the sangria mixture. Serve over ice + sugar rimmed glass for a classic Chaya.

**Turbinado sugar can be found at the grocery store usually near the coffee flavorings

Simple syrup is equal parts sugar + water boiled down, you can see HERE !

CHEERS!