I have been having New York withdrawals lately, and with that inevitably comes a list of what friends and I miss about it, and always on that list, is Kitchenette. So, to cheer us up, Shirly Shirl made up a batch of Strawberry Sangria, as first experienced in Kitchenette, over the New Years. It was a hit, and plans were made to make more immediately. A friends birthday party over the weekend was the perfect excuse, and as I wanted to drink Strawberry Sangria and only Strawberry Sangria all night, I decided to make up a batch myself too. It’s the easiest thing ever. To make it extra cute and more like the real Kitchenette experience, I purchased some large jars from The Warehouse to mix the Sangria, and smaller jars to drink from. For the best strawberries you have to go to the Mangere Strawberry Farm, which is also a great excuse to eat one of their amazing ice-creams. Get the recipe here.
UPDATE: For those asking about Strawberry Lemonade – I think that’s more of an American thing, as far as I know we don’t really sell strawberry lemonade here but if we do – let me know where! So instead, I used Charlie’s Raspberry Lemonade, which you can find at most supermarkets. Alternatively, Shirl used Schweppes classic (fizzy) lemonade which is just as good. The taste is really not much different. On using jars : Be warned, the large jars aren’t quite large enough to fit the two cups of ginger-ale in, but I just added a bit of ginger-ale individually to glasses as I went Or, for a more potent drink, don’t add the ginger-ale in haha.
Mix it all up, let it chill for a few hours, and then enjoy with friends.