A bit of exciting news: we’re launching a new series here on CamilleStyles.com 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

Ingredients:

  • 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

Instructions:

  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
32 comments
  1. 1
    Freya | May 2, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    Yes please!

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    Freya | May 2, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    Oh my goodness that looks phenomenal!

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    Lori Kennedy | May 2, 2012 at 12:52 pm

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

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    Lindsay{LCVintage} | May 2, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    That looks delicious!

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    Mia | May 2, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    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.

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    • Camille Styles | May 3, 2012 at 6:59 am

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

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    Lori @ RecipeGirl | May 2, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    I’m loving this unique flavor combo for Sangria!

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    Donaville | May 2, 2012 at 5:01 pm

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

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    Desiree {CHIC COASTAL LIVING | May 2, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Um um good! I need to make these! Anything that looks that beautiful has to be good!

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    Charlotte @ LottsandLots | May 3, 2012 at 2:45 am

    This looks delicious- I will definitely be giving this a try.

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    Nicole | May 3, 2012 at 8:36 am

    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.

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    Shannon | May 3, 2012 at 10:23 am

    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!

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    tracy | May 3, 2012 at 10:46 am

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

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    Amberly | May 3, 2012 at 10:46 am

    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!!

    ~amberly
    ambsgoodlife.blogspot.com

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    Leigh | May 3, 2012 at 1:34 pm

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

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    morgan | May 3, 2012 at 2:24 pm

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

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    Yvette ~ Muy Bueno | May 3, 2012 at 8:52 pm

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

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    Courtney Hutton | May 3, 2012 at 11:30 pm

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

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    • Camille Styles | May 4, 2012 at 7:15 am

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

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    LP @dishclips | May 5, 2012 at 1:40 am

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

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    Desiree {CHIC COASTAL LIVING | May 5, 2012 at 8:55 am

    You are an inspiration! I just linked this post for Cinco de Mayo! I could use a drink! XOXO

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