Refreshing and fruit-forward, this sangria recipe is perfect for any summer gathering or just a relaxing moment in a hammock.
- 2 cups Summer Fruit see note below for suggestions
- 1-2 cups Watermelon and/or Cantaloupe cubed
- 1/2 lime sliced
- 1/2 Lemon sliced
- 12 Mint or Basil Leaves
- 12 ounces Hard Cider
- 12 ounces White Wine
- 4 ounces Rum or Vodka see note below for suggestions
NOTE: Summer fruit suggestions: blueberries, strawberries, peaches, pineapple, or mango.
NOTE: Rum/Vodka suggestions: Bacardi Limón rum was my go-to for this recipe and then I discovered Ketel One Botanical Grapefruit & Rose vodka which is AMAZING! To keep it really simple, just use a plain rum or vodka ... or even gin ... in this recipe. The fruit and herbs will flavor the drink on their own.
NOTE: Over time, the fruit flavors will infuse the alcohol as it and visa versa ... so be careful "munching" on the fruit! Non-alcoholic sparkling waters, tonics, lemonade or green tea can be added to the recipe to balance the alcohol content if desired.