Drinks For Belly Dancers: 5 Minute Mediterranean Sangria Recipe
The word "sangria" is derived from the Spanish word "sangre," which means "blood," a reference to the red color of the drink. Sangria is made from fresh fruit juices, soda, and wine, and was originally concocted in the Mediterranean region. It was a common summer drink in Spain and Portugal, and is now enjoyed all over the world as a refreshing alternative to harsh wines and other alcoholic drinks.
This recipe is known as Sangria Blanca, or white Sangria. It is clean, healthy, and easy to make. Belly dancers must be careful in terms of the amounts of alcohol they intake, but if they are going to drink at all, a fruit-based recipe is the best for the heart and mind.
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
- 1 bottle of sweet white wine (Moscato, Riesling)
- 2 cups passion fruit juice
- 2 cups pineapple juice
- 1 orange cut into wedges
- 1 lemon cut into wedges
- 1 lime cut into wedges
- 1 kiwi
- 1 cup ginger ale
- Pour wine into a pitcher and squeeze the orange, lemon, and lime wedges into the wine.
- Toss in the sliced fruit (leaving out seeds if possible) and add the pineapple and passion fruit juice.
- Chill overnight.
- Add ginger ale and thinly sliced kiwi just before serving.
If serving right away, use chilled white wine and serve over lots of ice.