Summer Sangria

With the official first day of summer just around the corner (June 2oth), I thought it was the perfect time to post a tasty version of one of my favorite summer time drinks. Sangria! My favorite thing about sangria is the fruit that not only adds so much flavor, but absorbs the alcohol for little bites of amazingness. It reminds me of my grandpa, who was a gin gimlet man. I used to love when he would give me the highly coveted olive that was infused with a hint of gin. Just enough to give a 10-year-old a little buzz. Probably not appropriate, but I loved it, which makes me like this fruity recipe even more. What’s even better, this recipe adds a bit of kick with the help of a Serrano pepper. Love, love, love everything about this recipe, created by Jerry James Stone at


  • 1 small carton of raspberries
  • 1 small carton of strawberries
  • 1 lime
  • 2 apples, granny smith and a braeburn
  • 1 Serrano pepper (more if you are daring)
  • 1 bottle of Viognier
  • ½ cup of white grape juice
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 can of club soda
  • Mint leaves for garnish


For a detailed play-by-play, check out Jerry’s special recipe on


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