Cocktails: Summer Sangria
Cocktails is a Tablecrafter series on updated versions of classic alcoholic drinks.
Sangria, a common alcoholic beverage in Spain and Portugal, is typically made with wine and flavored with a range of citrus or sweet fruits. Sangria translates to "blood" in Spanish and Portuguese—unappetizing but apt, given its deep scarlet hue. When making this drink, you can soak the fruits for as little as an hour to a few days: definitely a no-brainer that only needs a few minutes of preparation.
Light and refreshing, our summer sangria should be your go-to beverage during the warmer seasons. The floral aroma of the rose syrup comes through with a single whiff, while the summer fruits provide a fresh sweetness to the wine.
Yield: 1 liter, estimated
Time: 45 minutes (10 min prep / 5 min cooking / 30 min steeping)
- 1-750ml bottle dry white wine
- 1 cup watermelon, cut into cubes
- ¾ cup strawberries, cut into quarters
- ¾ cup canned lychees, drained and cut in half
- 1 lime, thinly sliced
- 2 cups ice cubes
- 2 tbsp dried rosebud tea
- ¼ cup sugar
- ¼ cup water
In a pitcher, mix all the ingredients and the rose syrup in a large pitcher. Serve immediately
Procedure: Rose Syrup
- Bring all the ingredients to a boil and stir to dissolve the sugar.
- Simmer for 5 minutes and turn off the heat. Allow to steep for at least 30 minutes.
Did you enjoy our Summer Sangria? Send us a photo of your sangria on firstname.lastname@example.org. We'd love to see how well your version turned out.