What do you get when you mix sangria and a mimosa? An Israeli-inspired citrus cocktail, which will certainly make you feel like dancing in the vineyards for Tu b’Av or on any other day. Citrus, mint and pomegranate give it an Israeli flavor, but for added Israeli flair, use equal parts pomegranate juice and freshly squeezed tangerine or orange juice (or both), which are available at most organic and health food markets. Although it’s a drink, I like to make it a bit more substantial by adding a generous serving of fresh fruit to it, transforming it into a hearty sangria or even fruit salad of sorts.
- 2 ounces sparkling wine, such as prosecco or champagne
- 2 ounces vodka
- 2 ounces freshly squeezed orange or tangerine juice (or 1 ounce orange juice and 1 ounce pomegranate juice)
- Garnish: Fresh pomegranate arils and/or grapes, halved; sprig of mint
- Add the sparkling wine, vodka and juice to a chilled champagne flute or other tall glass filled with a few pomegranate arils and/or grapes. Garnish with mint. (For a more substantial boozy fruit salad, add a generous serving of pomegranate arils and halved grapes, and serve with a small spoon.)