Thank you to Personal Wine for providing me with the wine for this Sparkling Honeysuckle Summer Sangria recipe!

sparkling honeysuckle summer sangria

There is nothing I love more in the summer, than sitting in the back yard, sipping on something delicious and chatting with friends! Whether its at my house or at a friends, you can’t go wrong with this Sparkling Honeysuckle Summer Sangria! Not to mention it makes a great hostess gift too!

Sparkling Honeysuckle Summer Sangria

The fruit and honeysuckle wine, paired with some white rum and homemade honeysuckle syrup, combine to make one heck of a delicious, backyard-sipping beverage!

If you’ve never heard of Personal Wine, you definitely need to check them out! When it comes to gift ideas for the wine lovers in your life, look no further! They’ve got everything from personal labels, to incredible house wines (like this honeysuckle moscato), and personalized gifts!

Sparkling Honeysuckle Summer Sangria Recipe:

INGREDIENTS:
3 cups watermelon balls (or approx. 3/4-inch chunks)
3 cups bing cherries, halved and pitted
1/2 cup white rum
4 cups Sparkling Water
1/4 cup Honeysuckle Simple Syrup
DIRECTIONS:
Prepare fruit and add to large pitcher
Pour the wine and rum over the top.
Cover and place in the refrigerator for 4 – 5 hours.
Remove from refrigerator and add sparkling water.
Add a few pieces of the fruit to your glass along with ice (if desired), and pour sangria over to serve.
Keeps for about 24 hours in the refrigerator; just be sure to add the sparkling water right before serving.

Honeysuckle Simple Syrup Recipe:

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups Dried honeysuckle
2 cups sugar
2 cups water
1/4 tsp cinnamon

 

DIRECTIONS:

In a large mason jar, add the honeysuckle and the water, cover and let sit for 24 hours.
Add honeysuckle, “tea” water, sugar and cinnamon to large pot. Bring to a boil.
Reduce to a low simmer, stirring often, until syrup thickens.
Strain out honeysuckle and allow to cool.
Store in fridge for up to 4 weeks.

Sparkling Honeysuckle Summer Sangria and hostess gift

I had these cute little bottles I had ordered for an idea I had, but never quite got around to doing, and its the perfect size for gifting the honeysuckle syrup! Add a hand written label and its perfect!

To turn this into the perfect summer hostess gift, I got a pitcher and added a bottle opener, bottle of honeysuckle wine with a custom sangria recipe label, and the honeysuckle syrup. Then I added some pretty bakers twine and a tag embellished with washi tape!

If you REALLY like your hostess, then you could add all the above, plus some sparkling water, a watermelon and some fresh cherries to a basket. Then they’ll have everything they need to put together this delicious Sparkling Honeysuckle Summer Sangria!

Whats your favorite drink for some backyard sipping with friends?

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6 Responses to Sparkling Honeysuckle Summer Sangria

  1. What a great gift this would be! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up!

  2. Hi Jennifer what a lovely gift idea and tasty too! Thanks for linking up and sharing with us at #BloggersPitStop. Have a lovely week and hope to see you next week.

  3. Ashley says:

    Sounds decadent!!

  4. Hilda says:

    I’m so glad I saved some honeysuckle syrup I made in the spring. What a great idea to use the flavour for sangria. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Josette says:

    I love the watermelon balls in your summer cocktail. 🙂 Nice!

  6. Pamela says:

    Can’t wait to Trey this out.

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