June is Pride Month. That means celebrating past and present LGBTQIA+ history. Even if you’re self-isolating or acclimating to new social norms as restrictions lax, you won’t want to opt-out of this month’s festive sensibility.
No matter how you’ve chosen to honor Pride this year, this sweet, rainbow sangria is a tasty and colorful way to celebrate.
- 1.5 bottles of pinot grigio (or any dry white wine)
- 4 oz. triple sec or brandy
- 6 Tbsp. sugar or honey
- 4 Tbsp. lime juice
- Diced rainbow fruit of your choice (try: strawberries, oranges, pineapple, kiwi, blueberries and purple grapes)
So let’s get started! First, combine the pinot grigio, honey, lime juice and triple sec in a pitcher. Be sure to stir it until it combines.
Next, arrange your diced fruit into a clear glass and pour the sweetened wine over the fruit until its covered.
To ensure the flavors blend, try refrigerating the drink for 15 minutes before enjoying.
Sangria dates as far back as at least 1,100 B.C. Phoenicians made the wine punch using planted vines, sugar and spices. However, the drink disappeared for several hundred years from 700 to 1492 when the Moors occupied the country. But the cocktail didn’t become popular in the U.S. until the 1964 World’s Fair. Spain sponsored a pavilion with the drink and Americans have been hooked since.
If you enjoyed this story, you might like to check out how to celebrate Pride all month long.
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