Sangria Poncha


1/4 lemon

1/4 orange

2 tbsp honey


2 oz gold rum

.5 oz orange juice

1.5 oz guava

.5 oz to 1 oz simple syrup optional

sweet white wine of choice - Moscato(Yellowtail) or Riesling preferred


cocktail shaker



equal parts water and sugar


equal parts water and honey


  1. Dissolve sugar in water over low heat.

  2. Set simple syrup aside to cool.

  3. In a shaker, muddle lemons, oranges and honey to release juices.

  4. Add the ice, rum, orange juice, guava, and simple syrup.

  5. Shake until well frosted.

  6. Fill chilled wine glass with ice.

  7. Pour mixture over ice.

  8. Top with wine.

  9. Gently stir.

  10. Garnish with lemon and orange.


Poncha, the traditional alcoholic drink from the island of Madeira combines aguardente de cana, honey, sugar, and either orange juice or lemon juice. There is a little known about the origin, but it is believed to have been created on the island by fishermen who would drink before they went fishing to protect against flu and other sicknesses. Our twist is a cross between mimosa and sangria that embodies the ingredients of the Poncha and is completed with wine. Start your brunch with this...and it's going to be a good day!

photo credit-Owie

"Drink freely the wine life offers you and don’t worry how much you spill."
Marty Rubin

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