Attention wine lovers! If you are staying at a Kimpton hotel this summer, they are now adding Sangria (in addition to standard red and white wine offerings) at the hosted evening wine hour. Cool down with a refreshing summer styled sangria and snack on complimentary bites from Kimpton’s talented chefs. If you are not staying at the Kimpton this summer, fear not as we have the recipe to hold your sangria wine party at home, just in time to spice up your Pride party menu!
1 3-L box of Black Box Pinot Grigio
1/2 bottle of 1.75L Christian Bros Brandy (or other inexpensive brand)
Juice of 7 lemons
Juice of 5 limes
2.5 cartons of finely diced strawberries
1 bunch basil
2 lbs watermelon (pureed)
2 cups granulated sugar
Dice strawberries, pull basil from stem, and soak them in sugar and brandy in a large container. Add lemon juice, lime juice and the watermelon puree. Stir in the wine to finish. Prepare sangria at least two hours prior to serving so flavors can combine.