Sangria: Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice

Sangria is refreshing, sweet and fruity, meaning it's a special creation that combines two favorites for the perfect summer treat. In fact, Sangria isn’t restricted to its confined history of being made strictly with red wine, brandy, sweetener, spices and fresh fruit. Throughout the years, as more playful ingredients have been added to the mix, Sangria has transformed into a more diverse cocktail. Described as refreshing and delicious, as well as aesthetically pleasing to the eye, a great Sangria drink on your menu will help abate the summer heat, be a welcome relief to guests’ palates and profitable for your bar or club.

Sangria Brillante
Created by H. Joseph Ehrmann at Square One Cucumber Organic Vodka.

1½ ounces Square One Cucumber Organic Vodka
3 ounces bright, crisp, semi-dry white wine
1 ounce St-Germain elderflower liqueur
1 sprig of fresh mint
A selection of July fruits, including apricots, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, cherries, lemons, melons, nectarines, oranges, peaches, plums, pluots or raspberries

In a pint glass, add all liquid ingredients and top with ice. With a long bar spoon, slowly stir in fruit pieces and mint leaves.