Bottoms Up :: Ginger-Plum Sangria


A bit of exciting news: we’re launching a new series here on called “Bottom’s Up!” where I’ll share the most fabulous cocktails (and a few mocktails, for me this summer!) that I’ve been mixing up for thirsty party guests. Today kicks it off with one that’s perfect for Cinco de Mayo festivities this weekend. Now, I love a classic margarita as much as the next girl, but I’m in the mood to shake things up a bit with a gorgeous, fruity pitcher of sangria! This is the perfect drink for a crowd since a huge batch can be mixed up before the party starts, and I added a bit of extra zing with ginger and fresh slices of seasonal plums (which I’ve been addicted to this month.) Keep reading for more, and don’t miss our Fiesta Favor Bags & this weeks’ mood board for more Cinco-worthy inspiration!


Pitcher from CB2, glassware & napkins from Anthropologie.


Ginger-Plum Sangria

*serves 4

  • 1 bottle rosé wine
  • 1 1/2 cups ginger ale
  • 1 plum, puréed in blender
  • bunch of fresh mint
  • 3 plums, sliced (any color works!)
  • 1 apple, sliced
  • 1 lime, sliced
  • crystallized ginger, for garnish

  1. In a large pitcher, combine rosé, puréed plum and a few sprigs of mint. Muddle the mint a bit, then add 2 of the sliced plums, apple and 4 slices lime. Top off with ginger ale.
  2. Distribute remaining plum and lime slices among 4 glasses. Add ice, if desired. Fill glasses with sangria, then skewer a piece of crystallized ginger onto a wooden pick for garnish. Salud!
*photos by Camille

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31 Responses to “ Bottoms Up :: Ginger-Plum Sangria”

  1. Freya

    Oh my goodness that looks phenomenal!

  2. Lori Kennedy

    That is so summery! Makes me want to get out on the deck!

  3. Mia

    That looks so refreshing! I love rose wine. You decorated it so beautifully with the fruit on bamboo skewers! This is surely going on my pinterest board :)
    This reminds me, I made a white sangria once – with a fruity white wine, peach schnapps, lemon juice, sugar, lemon-flavored sparkling water (because I’m such a lightweight when it comes to alcoholic drinks!) sliced peaches, and green grapes (which I had previously frozen). It was a refreshing change of pace for a summer day, lighter than a traditional red wine sangria.

    • Camille Styles

      That sounds SO good, Mia – I bet the peaches & green grapes looked really pretty & refreshing.

  4. Donaville

    Mmm … the title of this post already had me salivating! Sounds so refreshing.

  5. Nicole

    Gorgeous garnish, and great mix of ingredients! And I’m in love with those glasses! I definitely need more liquor in my sangria. I’ll try your recipe with a splash of brandy.

  6. Shannon

    I love Sangria, and I can’t wait to try this new twist on it! Plus the combination of glasses and napkins is gorgeous as well…perfect for Texas summer!

  7. tracy

    Thanks for this, I’ve been collecting new drink recipes, can’t wait for warm weather!

  8. Amberly

    My mom drinks absolutely no alcohol whatsoever…. except sangria. Can’t wait to share this recipe with her! And those glasses from Anthro are wonderful!!


  9. Leigh

    Oh my! I love sangria!!! I am going to have to try this!

  10. morgan

    this looks amazing. a summer afternoon treat, for sure.

  11. Yvette ~ Muy Bueno

    LOVE these pics! Gorgeous! I agree — sangria is PERFECTO for a crowd and a Cinco de Mayo fiesta.

  12. Courtney Hutton

    Looks tasty! Where did you find the glasses? I love them.

    • Camille Styles

      Anthropologie has them this season! Check out the middle of the post for the exact link…

  13. LP @dishclips

    I love the combination of the all the fruit in the pitcher. Great colors!


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