Canada Day Sangria
Happy Canada Day fellow Canucks!
To celebrate Canada’s 148th birthday, I mixed up a batch of good ol’ sangria with a Canadian twist!
What makes it Canadian you say? Well, I’m glad you asked! In this brew I used 100 per cent VQA Canadian wine (hey, Canada has some great wine!), some tart seasonal fruit and, of course, Canadian whisky – and it’s whisky without an ‘e’ so it's legit Canadian, eh!
Fruit in Canada is generally tart, so here I made use of some seasonal favourites, paired with a tangy Ontario Sauvignon Blanc, sweetened with Crown Royal Regal Apple Whisky and some melon blossom honey from the farmer’s market - delicious and dangerous. Enjoy in a Muskoka chair watching Canada Day fireworks - plaid shirt optional.
1.5 litres of tart white wine – I used Ontario Sauvignon Blanc
6 ounces of Crown Royal Regal Apple Whisky
2 ounces orange juice
2 ounces apple juice
2 tablespoons honey
Squeeze of lime
4 large sprigs of mint
15 cherries, pitted and halved
15 gooseberries, halved
2 apples, sliced (or cut into shapes with a small cookie cutter)
Combine all ingredients and let sit for 30-60 minutes, to allow all flavours to incorporate.
Pour over ice and enjoy!