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I am so-oooo ready for warm weather to be here. I grew up in Hawai’i and miss the sun and warm weather. Really miss it. When I start getting homesick, it know it’s time for me to whip up my Hawaiian Sangria recipe. I’ve been making a mocktail version recently as I’m focusing on healthier drinks. I’m almost embarrassed to share the recipe with you because it’s so very easy to make. But you’d never know how easy it is, because it’s so refreshingly tropical.
If you know me at all, you know I’m all about simple ideas that impress. I’m a busy mom and don’t have time for complicated, but I still want to enjoy special treats and share them with (and impress) my friends. After a busy week, I like to invite friends over for a relaxing get-together and my Hawaiian Sangria recipe is always a hit. (And did I tell you how embarrassingly easy it is?)
Hawaiian Sangria Recipe
12 oz Sparkling Water – I enjoy using Dasani Raspberry Lemonade, Dasani Tropical Pineapple and Dasani Lemon Sparkling Water because they add fruit flavor in addition to the bubbles and sparkle.
1 oz Mango or Pineapple Syrup – You can find it in the adult beverage section of your grocery store.
Fresh Fruit – Pineapple, mango and papaya are staples, but I often add raspberries for a pop of color.
Cut fresh fruit into slices and into chunks. The fruit chunks should be small enough to fit into your ice cube tray. Add the fruit to the ice cube tray first, then fill with sparkling water. Freeze for a couple of hours or overnight.
The fruit looks festive in Hawaiian Sangria ice cubes, but it also slowly adds more flavor to your Hawaiian Sangria as the ice cubes melt without watering down the flavor.
Fill your glass with Hawaiian Sangria ice cubes. Add the mango or pineapple syrup to your glass and then add the sparkling water. I used a combination of Raspberry Lemonade and Lemon Sparkling Water. The Raspberry Lemonade and Lemon combo is refreshing in a sparkling way with just the Hawaiian Sangria fruit ice cubes, but add the mango syrup and it’s a heavenly taste of Hawaiian Sangria paradise. Embellish your glass with a fresh slice of fruit.
I had popped over to Target for my weekly (sometimes daily) shopping trip. When I found the Dasani Sparkling Water on an endcap by the checkout lanes I knew it was the perfect day to make my Hawaiian Sangria recipe. Luckily, you can purchase 3 Dasani Sparkle 8-packs for $9 (and there’s also a 5% Target Cartwheel offer) from 4/10/16 through 5/1/16, so now is the perfect time for you to make Hawaiian Sangria, too.
Could you use a relaxing party with friends? My Mocktail Hawaiian Sangria Recipe is the perfect festive and refreshing drink for any get-together. Be sure to check out more easy to make refreshing recipes made with Dasani Sparkling Water at this link.