Friday, 3 May 2013

T - Summer Breeze and Summer Fruit Sangria

Summer Breeze

Serving: 1
1/3 cup pineapple juice
1/4 cup pink grapefruit juice
2 ounces gin
Fresh mint leaves

In a large glass, combine pineapple juice, grapefruit juice, gin, and several mint leaves. Add ice and top with seltzer.

Summer Fruit Sangria

Summer Breeze

Serving: 8


  • 6 cups assorted fruits (such as mango, pineapple, cantaloupe, and apricot), sliced or cut into chunks
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups fresh basil or mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup orange liqueur, such as Cointreau
  • 1 bottle crisp white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (from 1 lemon)
  • Ice


  1. In a large bowl or pitcher, combine fruit, ginger, basil or mint, and orange liqueur. 
  2. Mash gently with the back of a wooden spoon until basil is bruised and fruit releases juices. 
  3. Add wine and lemon juice and stir to combine. 
  4. Refrigerate 1 hour (or up to 1 day). 
  5. To serve, fill eight glasses with ice and top with sangria.

(Cr. Martha Stewart)

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