Verde Sangria?! Yes, the Sangria is Green this week. I mean, can you blame me for going green? It is that time of year. I love the Green for St. Patrick’s Day, but also because it is Spring…or supposed to be. I am starting my seeds indoors now. Hoping for sprouts in the next few days. I can not wait to grow my own herbs, veggies and fruits. This Winter was a long one and I am happy to put it behind me.   In celebration of all things Green, #SundaySupper is sharing a theme of Eat Your Greens… or in my case Drink Your Greens. Sangria is a wine cocktail that has been spiked a bit with an extra spirit or two and mixed with fresh fruits. What can be wrong about that?

Verde Sangria

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle Sweet White Wine (I prefer a Moscato or Sweet White Merlot)
  • 1/2 cup Melon Liqueur (Midori is what I use to add flavor and green color)
  • 2 Fresh Limes (1 for juice and 1 Sliced into circles)
  • 3 Fresh Kiwi (sliced into circles)
  • 1 pint Blueberries (I like to use frozen berries to chill my drinks)

Note

With Sangria, I like to use a citrus fruit and then whatever fruit you may have on hand. Berries, melons, apples, they all work.

Directions

Step 1
Into a pitcher, combine your wine, liqueur and the juice of 1 lime. Mix well
Step 2
Slice and then add your fruit to the wine.
Step 3
Chill for at least an hour, preferably 2 hours. You want to give the flavors time to marry.

This Sangria recipe is great for the Spring and wonderful in Summer. As melons come into season, they are an awesome addition to the fruit that sits inside your pitcher flavoring the wine. The citrus and melon combination is so refreshing. Garnish with a sprig of mint and you have a great cocktail to share with your friends.

Green Sangria

Need more Green in your life? Check out all the great ways to Eat Your Greens with #SundaySupper. We will be live chatting on Twitter tonight, just follow the #SundaySupper hashtag for all the fun. Thank you Foodie Stuntman for hosting such a great event!

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24 Comments

  1. 3-16-2014

    I like this because it’s light, refreshing and flavorful. Thanks for participating this week.

  2. 3-16-2014

    Very pretty verde sangria, Shannon. Looks like just the kind of drink one might get at an upscale resort =)

    BTW If you ever visit Santa Monica, CA, please do stop by for a glass of Midori Melon. It’s always in the cupboard!

  3. 3-16-2014

    This looks so refreshing! I can’t wait ti try this if Spring every comes. LOL

  4. 3-16-2014

    So beautiful! I love the idea of a Sangria Verde! Very refreshing indeed! :-)

  5. 3-16-2014

    Sangria’s are a great summer drink! This looks really refreshing, Shannon :)

  6. 3-16-2014

    A great welcoming drink for spring!

  7. 3-16-2014

    I can see myself sipping this by the pool in the summer! Yummy!

  8. 3-16-2014

    What a magnificent sangria! And I love the tip about using frozen blueberries :)

  9. 3-16-2014

    I love sangria, and I love your refreshing take on it!

  10. 3-16-2014

    I’d gladly sip on this any day!

  11. 3-16-2014

    I am in love with your version of Sangria. How refreshing with those kiwi and the melon liqueur. Great choice and pinning this one.

  12. 3-16-2014

    Beautiful! I’m taking this to a little girls night in St. Patty’s Day party tomorrow! Love it!

  13. 3-16-2014

    This is such a different version of sangria than I’ve ever had before. It sounds really good!

  14. 3-16-2014

    Been waiting for this recipe! Looks great!

  15. 3-18-2014

    What a great idea to use frozen blueberries to chill your drink. Saves the drink from getting watery.

  16. 3-18-2014

    I love sangria, and this one sounds so refreshing!

  17. 3-18-2014

    I agree with this winter. . I’m with you so I’d love a nice, big glass of this sangria! yumm!

  18. 3-18-2014

    Can you deliver some to my house? :)

  19. 3-20-2014

    Oh my goodness! My new summer, favourite drink is sorted.

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