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Two Sangrias: Blackberry Basil & Cucumber Wat...

Two Sangrias: Blackberry Basil & Cucumber Watermelon

sangria recipe

Sangria is the ultimate warm weather concoction. I truly don’t know if I’ve ever had a more refreshing beverage. The bright fresh flavors of cucumber and watermelon work so well with that of a dry rosé. And the fragrant combination of blackberry, basil, lemon, and white wine is something I didn’t know I needed in my life until I first tasted it. These flavors meld together perfectly.

Blackberry Basil Sangria

Serves 4
Recipe by Adeline Waugh

Total Prep Time: 12 hours
Active Prep Time: 10 minutes

  • 1 bottle (750 milliliters) pinot grigio
  • ½ cup white rum
  • 1 cup fresh blackberries
  • 3 large sprigs fresh basil or 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1 lemon, cut into thin round slices
  • 1 cup club soda

Pour the pinot grigio and rum into a carafe or jar. Add the blackberries, basil, and lemon slices, and stir gently to combine. Cover and refrigerate for at least 12 hours prior to serving. Just before serving, stir in the club soda. Serve well chilled.

Cucumber Watermelon Sangria

Serves 4
Recipe by Adeline Waugh

Total Prep Time: 12 hours
Active Prep Time: 10 minutes

  • 1 bottle (750 milliliters) dry rosé wine
  • ½ cup white rum
  • 8 to 10 large slices of watermelon (with rind)
  • ¼ English cucumber thinly sliced
  • 1 cup club soda

Pour the rosé and rum into a carafe or jar. Add the watermelon and cucumber slices and stir gently to combine. Cover and refrigerate, allowing to infuse for at least 12 hours prior to serving. Just before serving, stir in the club soda. Serve well chilled.

Photo by Nicholas Gang


Adeline Waugh is the creator of Vibrant&Pure Wellness, a space that combines the worlds of creative food styling, holistic nutrition and inspiring recipes.

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