Mojito Sangria

Keep the summer vibe going with this Mojito Sangria. This crisp drink is the perfect party drink, but it is also a refreshing drink to have on hand for a relaxing evening on the deck or patio. Try my Summer Sangria or Frosted Lemonade for other thirst-quenching, don’t want summer to end, drinks!Mojito SangriaThere is nothing like a refreshing drink to offer guests at your next party or to enjoy after a long day. I picture myself sipping this lovely Mojito Sangria as the sun goes down, reflecting on a beautiful day. Since mint is known to be such a calming herb, it is no wonder a Mojito Sangria is a wonderful way to wind down or relax.Mojito Sangria RecipeThe traditional Mojito recipe has five ingredients, and it is one of the most popular rum-based highball recipes. By simply adding Prosecco to the mix, you now have a Mojito Sangria! I know the traditional Sangria is made with red wine, but the drink has definitely been evolving over the past few years, with many recipes using white wine and even Prosecco in the drink. So, I took the Classic Mojito and simply added Prosecco to the mix to create this easy, delicious drink.Ingredients:SugarLime JuiceMint leavesWhite rumSparkling white wine (Prosecco)LimesHow to Make Mojito SangriasThe first thing you have to do is muddle the mint. Muddle, you say? Yes. I am referring to the second definition of the word, not trying to confuse you (get it)? Anyway, when a recipe calls for herbs, fruits, or spices to be muddled, you take your trusty muddler and gently push down on your mint, in this case, to release the beautiful minty aroma and flavor. Note the word gently in the previous sentence. To muddle is not to get out all of your stress and mash the fruits and herbs to nothing. It means to press down and twist. Also, I recommend using a muddle with a rubber tip.Now, what if you have all of your ingredients for the Mojito Sangria and realize you don’t have a muddler? Have no fear! Simply use the end of a rolling pin or the end of a wooden spoon. You got this!Mix your DrinkOnce you have your mint muddled, the rest is simple! Mix all the ingredients together! That is it! Crazy simple, right? But, not everything has to be complicated, especially when life is complicated enough! I would put it all in a pitcher and let it chill for a couple of hours before serving. If you have to taste it right away, just to be sure it is perfect😉, pour yourself a glass of the Mojito Sangria over ice and sip away!Are there Variations I can Try?If Prosecco is not available, or you are just looking for a change of pace, there are alternatives to the sparkling wine that you can use for the Mojito Sangria. To keep the bubbliness, try branching out with some other carbonated beverages like Champagne, Cava, or even a Reisling wine.Are you looking for a non-alcoholic Mojito Sangria? I recommend substituting the rum with a combination of grape juice and orange juice. As for the Prosecco, there are quite a few non-alcoholic champagne and sparkling wines to choose from. You could even use club soda, but you won’t get the sweetness.Are you Looking for More Tasty Beverages?Whether you are craving a cocktail or a non-alcoholic beverage to enjoy, I have you covered. Try some of my refreshing favorites!Strawberry Lavender LemonadeStrawberry Lavender Vodka LemonadeHomemade LemonadeVodka LemonadeKeep the summer vibe going with this Mojito Sangria. This crisp drink is the perfect party drink, but it is also a refreshing drink to have on hand for a relaxing evening on the deck or patio. Course: Drinks Cuisine: American Keyword: Mojito Sangria, sangria Servings: 8 Calories: 223 kcal Author: Amanda Rettke 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1/4  cup  lime juice 20 – 40 mint leaves, based on preference 1  cup  white rum 750  ml  sparkling white wine (Prosecco), chilled 3  limes, slicedMuddle the mint.Combine the lime juice, muddled mint, sugar, rum, limes, and sparkling wine in a large pitcher.Serve in glasses over ice. meet Amanda RettkeAmanda Rettke is the creator of I Am Baker, and the bestselling author of Surprise Inside Cakes: Amazing Cakes for Every Occasion – With a Little Something Extra Inside.Over the course of her 15+ year blogging adventure, she has been featured in and collaborated with the Food Network, New York Times, LA Times, Country Living Magazine, People Magazine, Epicurious, Brides, Romantic Homes, life:beautiful, Publishers Weekly, The Daily Mail, Star Tribune, The Globe and Mail, DailyCandy, YumSugar, The Knot, The Kitchn, and Parade, to name a few.

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