Create a refreshing fruit cocktail using wine, rum, vodka, and gin, plus juice, liqueur, or fresh fruit such as watermelon, citrus, mango, apple, or berries. These sweet, boozy drinks are guaranteed to benefit your body and general health. In this post, we’ll be looking at 5 fruity cocktails that you can make and it’s equally good for your health.
Sangria can often times be over sweet or be an odd mix of too many fruit flavors. We believe this refreshing Watermelon Sangria is the perfect way to simplify this summery cocktail into something truly delicious. The addition of the lime zest and juice adds the needed acid to keep the drink bright.
- 2 cups watermelon, cubed
- 1 tbsp agave nectar syrup (try Grenadine Syrup for our Nigerian people)
- 2 cups white wine (Dominio del Rey White wine or Catillo grande white wine) in the absence of these two try another
- 2 cups Schweppes club soda
- Garnish: watermelon wedge
Add the watermelon and agave nectar into a food processor or blender, and pulse until smooth. If desired, pour through a cheesecloth to strain.
Divide the mixture among 4 rocks glasses.
Top with equal parts white wine and club soda (about 1/2 cup each).
Garnish with a watermelon wedge
The apple martini (or appletini) is a sweet, delicious cocktail that’s fun to mix up and share with friends. Whether you’re looking for a sweet and sour, electric green drink, or one with an authentic apple flavor, there’s an apple martini recipe to fit your taste.
Appletinis are among the most popular fruit martinis in the modern bar. The recipes most often use vodka and are quite diverse. The fruit flavor may come from an apple liqueur or brandy, while some recipes use apple cider or juice instead.
Sour apple martinis use green apple schnapps and are a favorite for many drinkers. If you’re looking for the greenest color in your appletini, this is an ideal recipe. Since this particular flavor of schnapps can be quite sweet, a touch of lemon juice adds balance.
- 1 1/2 ounces vodka (Absolut vodka)
- 1-ounce green apple schnapps
- 1/4 ounce lemon juice
- Garnish: apple slice
- Gather the ingredients.
2. Add the ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes. Shake well.
3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with an apple slice.
4. Serve and enjoy.
Mango Wine Slushie
This mango wine slushie truthfully isn’t as pretty as the watermelon version, but it’s sweeter, creamier, and honestly even tastier! Ingredients
- 1 bottle of wine (750ml), any kind will work! Chilled works best
- 6 cups of frozen mango chunks
- 2–3 cups of ice to start, more if you want it thicker
- 2 tablespoons of Agave nectar, plus more if you want it sweeter (maple syrup or honey also work)
- Add the wine, frozen mango, and ice to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. Add in additional ice if you want the slushie thicker.
- Taste and add in the sweetener as you see fit. I ended up adding 2 tablespoons of the agave but add in more or less depending on your preference.
- Enjoy the heck out of it!
- Leftovers? Freeze the leftovers in an ice cube tray to re-blend (with a bit of water or additional wine) at a later time.
Orange Red Wine Spritzer
- 4 ounces of red wine ( preferable Dominio Del Rey Red wine)
- 1-ounce orange juice
- 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon simple syrup
- 4 ounces soda water/club soda (Schweppes club soda)
- 3-5 dashes orange bitters (Angostura Orange Bitters)
- In a glass filled with ice, combine the red wine, orange juice, and cinnamon simple syrup. Stir well. Top with soda water. Add the orange bitters to taste.
- To make the cinnamon simple syrup, combine all ingredients in a small pot. Bring to a boil and then turn off the heat. Let sit for 2 hours. Strain out the cinnamon sticks and store them in a storage container.
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