What’s new in sangria?
This clever idea from I|O Godfrey, a rooftop lounge at The Godfrey Hotel in Chicago. (In fact, it’s Chicago’s largest indoor/outdoor rooftop.)
An array of colored ice cubes is made from fresh fruit juices.
After they’re piled high in a tall glass, a blend of moscato and vodka are poured from a pitcher at the table. The result: food art.
If you’d like to serve it at home, here’s a guide:
Green: honeydew (juiced), lime Juice
Orange: cantaloupe (juiced), orange juice
Pink: red/pink grapefruit juice, watermelon juice
Purple: blueberry juice, grape juice
Red: cranberry juice, pomegranate juice
Yellow: lemonade, pineapple juice
COLORED ICE CUBES
What about blue?
For the blue ice cubes, you can use:
Blue curaçao diluted in water (so it will freeze)
Blue Hawaiian Punch
Blue food color (which won’t have flavor)
Homemade blue juice*
How fun is this sangria?
Just try it!
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*This is actually blue simple syrup. Make it and pour it into an ice cube tray.
 A rainbow of fruit-flavored ice cubes contribute the fruit juice to this innovative sangria from I|O Godfrey in Chicago (photo courtesy Godfrey Hotel).
 A conventional sangria adds fresh fruit to the wine mixture (photo courtesy McCormick).
 Many people think of sangria as a red-wine drink, but it is made with white wine and rosé, too (photo courtesy Dante Restaurant | New York City).