It may not feel like summer outside, but Memorial Day weekend marks the official unofficial start of summer and all the glory that comes with it — beach days, tan lines and of course, summer drinks. Imbibing in the sunshine is one of the key pillars to enjoying the season, and while I like to take down Bud Lights as much as the next gal, there’s something special about sipping a cocktail on a patio. It does wonders for the soul.

Colleen Kennedy at The Granary Tavern agrees, and to help, she sent us over this recipe for a summer sangria that she created. Made with cinnamon, Kennedy says that the ingredient — which is not often found in sangria — cuts the sweetness, so you’re not getting too much of a fruity taste. The splash of club soda, says Kennedy, adds a fun fizz to an already refreshing drink.

Below you’ll find all the instructions to make the sangria at home and impress your barbecue guests (or you know, yourself).

Ingredients:

.25 oz. Peachtree
.25 oz. Triple Sec
Dash lime juice
Splash of soda water or sparkling water
1.5 oz. orange juice
Dash cinnamon simple syrup
1 oz. red or white wine

Directions:

First, start by filling a large glass with ice. Then, check out the directions as demonstrated by Kennedy in step-by-step photos below:

For more, check out this video of Kennedy whipping up the drink below. Happy sipping!