Sushi and Sangria

Sometimes it’s too hot to cook. Sometimes you feel overwhelmed (gratefully, happily overwhelmed) with more work than you can do in a seven day week. Sometimes you miss your significant other who happens to be extremely close to finishing his Masters thesis, in addition to working until after midnight several days in a row.

Last night all of those sometimes collided, and Wine Wednesday became takeout sushi and sangria night. We used to have sushi Thursday. We’ll call last night “Give me wine and sushi or I will cry Wednesday”.

Getting into the kitchen to whip up a summery sangria based on the ingredients we had in the house was therapeutic for me, as kitchen time often is.

For this sangria, you will need a bottle of dry white wine like this Travessia Pinot Grigio I found. I loved this when at its release and was actually surprised to find we had a bottle left when I was digging through the wine fridge.

You will also need a cup of Lillet Blanc. Never had Lillet? It’s a delightful aperitif, great in cocktails, and a perfect match for white sangria.


Since we have a boatload of sweet, juicy peaches and even sweeter honeydew, I diced up several cups of the fruit.

peaches and melon

Make sure to have a vessel large enough for a whole bottle of wine plus. I used this snazzy pitcher my husband picked up. Smile We did have a nice glass pitcher at once point, but I don’t know where it is.

I muddled the fruit with the tiniest pinch of sugar and then poured in the wine and Lillet. A few good stirs, and it was ready to be chilled for about an hour. It can be served right away, but ideally the flavors will have some time to give the sangria a little love.


Serve over lots of ice in a giant glass.


Preferably alongside a meal that someone else made, in my case spicy tuna hand rolls.

spicy tuna hand roll

The sushi and sangria, along with Spotify, hanging out on our deck, and trying to plow through my work, made me a little less stressed, but I have a meeting this morning I am super nervous about. Tonight, I have dinner at Del Frisco’s, and when today is over, I think I will be able to breathe a little more of a sigh of relief. I hope you all have a great day!

What is your favorite summer drink?

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Tags: recipe, sangria, summer, sushi, wine

  1. MelissaNibbles’s avatar

    I need to make Wednesdays sushi and wine days!


  2. Michelle’s avatar

    I hope you will get through all that life throws at you…and if not, I’ll be there to listen to you vent with a glass of wine. :-)


  3. Daisy’s avatar

    mm I love a good peach sangria. I made one a few summers ago, but I didn’t make it with Lillet and I love that stuff. good idea!


  4. Emily @ A Cambridge Story’s avatar

    Oooh sangria. Perfect for these hot summer days! The addition of Lillet sounds great!


  5. Megan’s avatar

    I hope you have a great day too, and I am looking forward to seeing you tonight!!


  6. Michelle Collins’s avatar

    One of my favorite summer drinks is a simple gin and tonic. They’re always so refreshing!


  7. alicia’s avatar

    i love white sangia!!! In the summer my go-to drink is a vodka soda with lime….It’s just so simple and refreshing. I’ve started adding some mint from my garden to it as well.


  8. Terri’s avatar

    I am not one for sushi, but that sangria looks delicious!! Now I want some!


  9. Eric King’s avatar

    Lillet is a wonderful drink that goes with everything!!!


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