Seis de Mayo Sangria

Love Life and Lollipops- Citrus Sangria Ingredients

Last week my friend Michelle invited us over for dinner at her place.  She cooked us tamales that were amazing along with homemade sauces, salsas, guacamole, and bean salad in honor of Cinco de Mayo.  Unfortunately we couldn't make it on Wednesday, so we had a little Seis de Mayo celebration. I offered to bring dessert or an appetizer, but she had it covered, so I figured alcohol is always welcome.  Wine seemed boring compared to her meal and her undertaking, and tequila was not in order with two 18 month olds running at our feet.  I figured sangria'd do the trick.

I made two varieties: one, an old faithful, the other, an experiment.  Both were perfect for the evening!

The first was a White Citrus Sangria.  I use orange, grapefruit, and lemon slices, and a bit of Agave Nectar with some Pinot Grigio.  Let it sit for a few hours (the longer the better) and you're good to go!

The second (i.e. the experiment) was a Rose Watermelon Sangria and it was AMAZING!  Super simple, but a great combination of flavors.  I used 1" watermelon chunks, lemon slices, a bit of Agave Nectar, and a Rose.  Let it sit and don't forget to eat the watermelon at the end of your cup:)

Citrus Sangria Ingredients Citrus sangria Watermelon Sangria Ingredients Pouring the Watermelon Sangria