Ginger-Plum Sangria

attachment-5254ab6ce4b04e8c16150604

A few things I don't want to give up are summer nights, sangria and sun! As we close out the warm summer months, there's still time for cold drinks.  I had some amazing plums left over from the market, so I gave this Ginger-Plum Sangria a try.  I brought it with me to Phoenix for a bachelorette party and let's just say, it kept us cool!  Keep reading for the recipe at the bottom and add it to your SaucyPants universal recipe box!

GINGER-PLUM SANGRIA (serves 4)

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 bottle rosé wine
  • 1 1/2 cups ginger ale
  • 1 plum, puréed in blender
  • bunch of fresh mint
  • 3 plums, sliced (any color works!)
  • 1 apple, sliced
  • 1 lime, sliced
  • crystallized ginger, for garnish

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a large pitcher, combine rosé, puréed plum and a few sprigs of mint.
  2. Muddle the mint a bit, then add 2 of the sliced plums, apple and 4 slices lime. Top off with ginger ale.
  3. Distribute remaining plum and lime slices among 4 glasses. Add ice, if desired. Fill glasses with sangria, then skewer a piece of crystallized ginger onto a wooden pick for garnish.

Recipe from Camille Styles