The Heartmates Sangria: A Cocktail Inspired by Blood & Ash
Inspired by the love between Poppy and Hawke from Jennifer L. Armentrout, this white sangria includes honeydew, cherries, and rum.
Cocktail, Fruity, Novel-Inspired, Orange Liqueur, Rum, Wine
chopped into small pieces
½ to 2
amount depends on preferred sweetness
e.g., Kraken Rum
e.g., Grand Marnier
blood-red maraschino cherries
Place the chopped honeydew in a wine glass and sprinkle with sugar (I used ~½ tsp). Set in fridge for at least 30 minutes.
Add the wine, rum, ginger beer, orange liqueur, and a few cubes of ice to the wine glass containing the honeydew and sugar. Stir to combine.
Add grenadine if you prefer, but the drink will be much sweeter, and the flavor will mask that of the honeydew (it does look cool though).
Garnish with cherries and optional thyme.
For a virgin/alcohol-free drink, omit the wine, rum, and orange liqueur, filling the glass with ginger beer (or a combo of ginger beer and white grape juice) and a tiny drop of orange extract instead.