The Best Way to Keep Sangria Cold Without Ice

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Nothing screams warm weather like a big pitcher of sangria. You've patiently waited for the fruit to steep into the wine and do its magic, and now you're ready to imbibe. But pouring the sangria over ice seems almost sacrilegious since you'll dilute the flavors that have worked so hard to come together. How do you keep it cold and refreshing? Here's a tip to keep that sangria cold without losing any flavor.

Since sangria contains a lot of fruit, make sure to buy some extra so that you can freeze it to keep your drinks cold when serving!

Slice up a few extra of whatever fruit(s) are going into your sangria, place the slices in a single layer on a baking sheet or plate, and place it into the freezer overnight or while you're waiting for the sangria to be ready.

When it's time to serve, pop a few slices of the frozen fruits into each glass, pour your sangria over it, and savor each sip. The frozen fruit will keep your drink icy cold, won't dilute your drink, and you'll have some bonus wine-soaked fruits to enjoy after you've drained your glass!

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