Top burger (and budget) friendly wines for Memorial Day {& a sangria recipe too!}

30 May

Happy Memorial Day! In case you’re having a BBQ today and haven’t bought/made any beverages yet, read below!

I found an article on CNN titled “Top burger (and budget) friendly wines for Memorial Day” The article gives a couple of recommendations for BBQ friendly wines that sound tasty and are even affordable too!

And just because you can’t have the start of summer without sangria, I wanted to include a good sangria recipe too! I have a sangria recipe that I’ve been making for several years but I wanted to try something new this summer so this is what I picked! The recipe below was definitely the best sounding to me. In my sangria recipe I’ve always made a simple syrup so I’m curious to try this one out and see how it compares. (Recipe below from the

Mamma Mia Sangria

Prep Time:

10 min
Inactive Prep Time:
8 hr 0 min
6 to 8 servings



  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges
  • 1 orange, cut into wedges
  • 1 extra-large orange, juiced
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges
  • 1 small (10-ounce) can chopped pineapple in juice, drained
  • 1 tablespoon sugar substitute (recommended: Splenda)
  • 1 bottle chilled red wine (recommended:  Shiraz or Zinfandel)
  • 1 liter chilled diet (zero calorie) ginger ale
  • 1 cup strawberries, washed and hulled



Squeeze the juice from all the citrus fruit into a large pitcher. Toss in the wedges once they’ve been squeezed. Add the pineapple, splenda, and the wine and stir to combine. Chill overnight in the refrigerator. Adding the ginger ale and the strawberries to the pitcher, just before serving.

// Enjoy!

4 Responses to “Top burger (and budget) friendly wines for Memorial Day {& a sangria recipe too!}”

  1. Katy M May 30, 2011 at 9:03 am #

    Oooh, yummy! And it’s already so darn hot in Florida…

    This one’s a keeper!

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  2. Erica May 30, 2011 at 9:06 am #

    Found you on the Mom Monday Blog Hop! I would love it if you could stop by and check out my blog! Thanks!

  3. Amanda May 30, 2011 at 9:06 am #

    Stopping by from the Alexa hop.

  4. Pam May 30, 2011 at 10:06 am #

    I love sangria!

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