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Raspberry Mango Sangria

In honor of it being both Friday and summer, a quick recipe for sangria!! 

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There are so many sangria recipes out there, and so many ways to take it. The great thing about sangria is that it can be like the alcohol version of a salad or frittata - just throw in what you've got lying around. I found inspiration in some frozen mango that I had. I opted for a rosé wine, which I've recently become more fond of for hot Dallas summers.

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The top photo includes the ingredients that I worked with - my slightly freezer-burned mango is in the forefront, along with frozen raspberries, a lime, a bottle of rosé, and sparkling water. I had chopped up the mango before I realized that I forgot the liquor in my ingredients. Oops! So below it, the black raspberry liqueur. You could use any raspberry liqueur, I'm sure that Chambord would be delicious, but again - this is what I already had :)

To make the sangria, you want to allow for plenty of marinating time. I chopped up the mango and lime, and dumped in the raspberries early in the morning. Poured the wine and liqueur on top, and refrigerated for about 6 hours.

I added the sparkling water at the time of serving, and garnished with fresh mint. You would think with all of the photos that I took, I'd have a nice one of the finished product. You'd be wrong. I got so excited about enjoying it, that I failed to capture the beauty in a glass. Next time...

However, here are some photos of the marinating fruit-wine-liqueur combo. Note that I tripled the recipe, as I was taking this to a party. The recipe below is for a smaller gathering.

I also recommend grabbing a spoon to enjoy the boozy fruit after you finish your glass. It also works well on top of ice cream and doubles as dessert!

Raspberry Mango Sangria

Serves 4-6

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup raspberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 small mango, chopped
  • 1 lime, cut into small slivers
  • 1 (750 ml) bottle of rosé wine
  • 1/4 cup raspberry liqueur
  • 32 oz sparkling water, club soda, or mineral water
  • mint, for garnish (optional)

Directions:

  1. Chop all fruit, and put into a pitcher.
  2. Pour wine and liqueur into the pitcher. Let marinate in the fridge for at least 4 hours.
  3. When you are ready to serve, add the sparkling water. 
  4. Serve over ice, and garnish with mint, if desired.