MEAD SANGRIA - Made with Tugwell Solstice Metheglin Mead and Fireweed Honey

Mead Sangria made with Solstice Metheglin Mead and Fireweed Honey from Tugwell Creek Honey Farm and Meadery

Sangria is basically a punch.  Made with red or white wine and chopped fruit, often combined with other ingredients or spirits.   Sangria is one of the most popular drinks in Spain.   It is served in bars, restaurants, and chiringuitos, and at other festivities in Portugal and Spain.

Probably originating in the middle ages when water was unsafe to drink, weak wines were mixed with spices and consumed daily.  The word "Sangria" comes from the spanish word for blood which probably represented the red wine originally used in this beverage.

A refreshing new twist on Mead and a great way to share mead with friends.  Mead Sangria marries all the best of summer together.  Using Solstice Metheglin Mead from Tugwell Creek Meadery incoporates an invigorating mix of spice and complex honey flavours.  Combine this with Fresh fruit and good company and you have  the pefect drink to enjoy on a hot day on your patio!  Here is our favourite recipe.  We wanted to share it with you!

MEAD SANGRIA

1 cup sliced fresh strawberries

1 cup sliced fresh mangoes

1 cup sliced fresh peaches

1/2 cup honey simple syrup (1/4 cup hot water and 1/4 cup fireweed honey mixed together and cooled in the fridge)

1/4 cup Grand Marnier

1 apple sliced

1orange sliced in half wheels

1 lime sliced in half wheels

1 bottle solstice metheglin honey mead

1 cup soda water or more..to taste

Slice all fruit into small pieces.  

Mix honey and hot water and put in fridge.  

In an attractive glass jug mix Solstice Metheglin, Honey Simple Syrup, Soda Water and Fruit.  

Leave in fridge for 1 hour to allow all flavours to mix.

Spoon fruit into attractive glass tumblers pour sangria over, add ice and garnish with a sprig of mint or your favourite sweet herb from your garden.