Spritz It Up: Arnold Palmer Sangria

Spritz It Up: Arnold Palmer Sangria
Any Arnold Palmer drink (alcoholic or non), as well as Sangria, tends to be on the top of my list of go-to summer drinks. They’re both refreshing, have bursts of flavor, and I adore their colors on a hot sunny day, drenched with ice cubes.
Now, I don’t know that it gets much better than this—an Arnold Palmer Sangria.

In this recipe, we’re using our Sweet Georgia Peach tea and adding in refreshing strawberry lemonade. Peaches and strawberries? Yummm! To add in the “Sangria” portion—look no further than a Prosecco, which is a sparkling dry white wine, with a dash of some fresh fruit. Combining the best of both worlds, I knew this was going to be a winner!

Who is Arnold Palmer?

This question eluded even me, but it was an answer that was easily found. I may love to drink these, but I was unsure who the inventor behind this glorious drink was. Arnold Palmer is a professional American golfer.
The reason for the drink named after him?
Well, for good reason—this legend often requested the refreshing mix of iced tea and lemonade on his warm days out on the course. And frankly, who doesn’t love anything with tea in it? I know I’m not speaking to us!
Insert detour here—on to the Sangria. I am also a lover of wine, and this little cocktail is one of my all-time favorite wine concoctions. Sangrias can come in a variety of flavors, but we’ll just cover a few of the basics.
Sangrias are made predominately with wine. You can make them with white wine or red wine, sweet or dry, but whichever you choose, the key is choosing a wine that has a fruity profile.
If you’re not a wine connoisseur, this is pretty easily deciphered by referring to the description on the back of the bottle. There’s always a little history and/or a description of the flavor profile of the wine. It makes it easy!

More Teas Please

The best part of iced teas is there are endless options here at Plum Deluxe. We have so many that are great hot or iced. Let me take you through a few in case you want to switch it up some and play around—I’m all about creativity and invention!
First up is our Dragonfruit Desire herbal tea with a bit of an exotic fruit profile. I think this would be amazing with a semi-sweet to semi-dry white wine. Add some regular lemonade, or perhaps a peach lemonade, and a few fresh blueberries and you’ll be set.
Another option is our Raspberry Revitalizer Lemon Mate. As mentioned above, I’d use white wine with this one as well, but sparkling (like a Moscato), and then a raspberry lemonade. Throw in some fresh raspberries for a beautiful color. It’s sure to wow your tastebuds and guests, and leave you wanting more!
Last but never least is Plum Deluxe's Huckleberry Happiness black tea. This tea is a beautiful blend of berries, elderflowers, and black currant. What’s great about this one is the currant. Several red wines include this in the flavor profile. I suggest using a sweet red for this mix.
Sweeten your tea, add in your wine, fresh lemonade, and a homemade blend of mashed berries, such as blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries. How superb does this sound?
Arnold Palmer Sangria’s…here we come!

Arnold Palmer Sangria Recipe

  • 1 teaspoon Sweet Georgia Peach black tea
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup Prosecco
  • 3/4 cup strawberry lemonade
  • *Optional: Diced strawberries and peaches

Bring water to a boil and add Sweet Georgia Peach black tea.
Steep 5 minutes then strain.
Add sugar and stir until dissolved. Let cool. *May make ahead and store in your fridge
Place cool, sweetened tea, Prosecco, strawberry lemonade, and diced strawberries and peaches in a glass and (if you can resist) let chill for 30 minutes to let the flavors infuse.
Pour over ice and enjoy!

McKenna Marek

McKenna is from midwestern Wisconsin and is the creative owner of Sweet Rose Desserts. She treasures time with her three children, savoring every moment, and the peacefulness of their home in the country. She enjoys baking, photography, and of course—time with friends over a shared pot of tea.
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