Strawberry Shortcake Sangria is like strawberry shortcake in a glass! Made with whipped cream flavored vodka, Moscato wine, fresh strawberry slices and strawberry simple syrup, it's the ideal summer cocktail recipe!
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.
Strawberry Shortcake Cocktail and Desserts
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. And if you love strawberry shortcake, what could possibly be wrong with adding the flavors of it to a moscato sangria.
Actually, any of these strawberry shortcake inspired desserts would be perfect to serve along with a strawberry shortcake sangria cocktail:
- Strawberry Shortcake Oreo Truffles
- Lemon Ginger Strawberry Shortcake Cups
- Strawberry Shortcake Cake Roll
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 wine sangria makes everything feel a little bit better. And what better way to make things better than by adding the flavors of strawberry shortcake to the moscato wine? Enough said. You need a glass of this summer cocktail, don't you? Happy adulting, my friends!
Strawberry Shortcake Sangria
- 1 bottle pink Moscato wine
- ¾ c. whipped cream flavored vodka
- ¼ c. strawberry simple syrup ¼ c. water + ⅛ c. sugar + ½ 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.