First Day of Summer Sangria, and Happy Birthday Ben!

Happy first day of summer, and happy birthday to my main squeeze!

Recently Ben and I went to Ponysaurus and Ben fell in love with this beer. It’s a weissbier with banana and clove flavors in it… how different! I admit I was skeptical, but I tried it and loved it too.

For Ben’s birthday (which is actually tomorrow, but we decided to celebrate early), I came across a banana flavored rum at ABC and decided to add a twist to the brew he loves so much. White sangria with pineapple, mango, and banana rum! Plus a touch of leftover Riesling from our weekend getaway to Williamston 🙂

Serve with a variety of cheese, spreads, sliced meat and crackers! These were just things I already had around… you may recognize the pesto– yep, still good.

White Sangria w/ Banana Rum
Recipe Type: Drinks
Cuisine: Summer, Cocktails
Author: Claire McCormick of “Claire Tastes”
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 2
A different spin on a classic cocktail- perfect for summer!
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango slices
  • 1/4 cup frozen banana chunks
  • 1 small can pineapple chunks and juice
  • 2 tsp stevia
  • 1/2 cup banana rum (or other flavor)
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • ice cubes, optional.
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, add the fruit and stevia. Mash with potato masher until cloudy.
  2. Add rum and wine, then stir to combine.
  3. Chill for at least 1 hour, then separate into two wine glasses over more frozen fruit and ice cubes (optional). Top with club soda for a little more fizz (optional).
White Sangria w/ Banana Rum
White Sangria w/ Banana Rum

This easy sangria will be a huge hit at your next backyard BBQ or cocktail party. Hooray for al fresco dining once again!

Happy Summer!

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