Lady Sangria Cocktail
Food and Drink

Copyright© 2016 by Ronaldo Linares. From Chef Ronaldo’s Sabores de Cuba. Photography: Kelly Campbell Photography. Reprinted with permission from The American Diabetes Association. Available at and in bookstores nationwide.

Lady Sangria Cocktail

"A few years back, I developed this recipe for a tasting dinner I put together for my amazing wife’s birthday. The different fruits used represent the beauty that is my wife, and the dark rum represents yours truly. Serve this wonderful cocktail at your next tailgate!"

Prep Time: 15 minutes Refrigeration Time: 2 hours Serves: 6 Serving Size: 1 cup


1 750-ml bottle white wine

2 peaches, chopped

1 apple, cored and chopped

4 ounces raspberries, lightly muddled

4 ounces triple sec

3 oranges, juiced

1 tablespoon lime juice

4 ounces gold rum

2 cups diet tonic water

In a large vessel, add wine, peaches, apple, raspberries, triple sec, orange juice, lime juice, and rum and stir. Let the sangria sit in the fridge for a couple of hours before serving. Add the tonic water just before serving it to your guests.