This Strawberry Shortcake Sangria is like strawberry shortcake in a glass! Made with whipped cream flavored vodka and strawberry simple syrup, it’s the ideal drink for summer!
I’m just gonna say it: Being an adult is HARD. Sometimes more than others, but really…always hard. And the older I get, the more I feel it. Sigh. Someone pass me a glass of sangria??
Between day to day responsibilities, hard conversations with your kids, family drama, health concerns, relationship challenges, financial burdens, and worries about what might come to be…it’s hard not to feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders.
The truth is, I’ve always been someone who thrives on taking on the weight of the world. When friends and family are struggling, I want them to come to me. And I love the fact that they do! But that doesn’t change the fact that it’s hard. In a way that makes me long for more simplicity. More ease. More innocence. (I just want to be a kid again…ok!?!?)
I’m guessing you might be able to relate…which is exactly why I’m about to pour you a glass of this Strawberry Shortcake Sangria. So we can cheers. And commiserate. And pretend we don’t have to wake up and do this whole adult thing again tomorrow.
Why strawberry shortcake? I know it’s a little bit “different” for sangria. But fitting, right? Because if there’s anything that brings me back to simpler times, it’s strawberry shortcake. The quintessential summer dessert. Reminiscent of childhood and warm summer nights and playing until parents called you inside. Reminiscent of when life just easy.
Well, life may not feel easy these days, but if there’s one thing I know for sure, it’s that a delicious glass of sangria makes everything feel a little bit better. And what better way to make things better than by adding strawberry shortcake to the mix? Enough said. You need a glass of this, don’t you? Happy adulting, my friends!
Strawberry Shortcake Sangria
- 1 bottle pink Moscato wine
- 3/4 c. whipped cream flavored vodka
- 1/4 c. strawberry simple syrup 1/4 c. water + 1/8 c. sugar + 1/2 c. sliced strawberries, heated until boiling and cooled
- 1 c. fresh strawberries sliced
- *sparkling water optional
Combine wine, vodka, cooled simple syrup, and fresh strawberries in a large pitcher.
Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to use.
*For a less sweet sangria, add sparkling water as desired.