Now that some semblance of summertime has appeared in Luxembourg, it’s time for one of my all-time favourite activities: eating outside with friends. While my favourite al fresco spots are still to be found in Malta, it’s lovely to whip up something special on a nice day in Luxembourg to share with my boyfriend and friends, and it’s a perfect opportunity to make the most of grassy spots and lakeside views. (Luxembourg really does look very beautiful when it’s sunny.) This summer sangria is not too strong, and perfectly summery – and great to share ;)
- A bottle of sweet rosé wine
- 2 limes
- Fresh mint
- Sparkling water
- Ice cubes
- Simple syrup (if desired – for an extra-sweet cocktail) (sugar & water)
Chop and de-seed the watermelon, and combine it with sliced lime, fresh mint leaves, and the chilled wine. Add some (cooled) simple syrup, if you’d like your cocktail to be extra sweet. (To make simple syrup, let around 115g of sugar dissolve in around 120ml of water in a saucepan.) Stir the mixture properly and let it sit in the pitcher or bowl for at least a couple of hours. Add chilled sparkling water just before serving.
This drink is perfect for summer parties. (Here, I served it with a side of delicious Delhaize tortilla chips.) Thanks to Delhaize Luxembourg for providing the delicious ingredients.