2016-10-27 / Life in Leelanau

County Cuisine

Colorful punch custom made for Leelanau’s leaf peeping

Are you playing host to friends or family that have traveled to Leelanau to take in the local color? Try serving them this recipe for fruit infused sangria made with wine from local vintners. Sangria is a type of punch that typically consists of red wine and chopped fruit. Ingredients for today's recipe can be purchased at Anderson's Market located in Glen Arbor. Anderson's Market offers a full-service deli, specialty cheeses, fresh produce from local farms, an extensive selection of wine, beer and spirits and a wide range of Michigan made products. Visit them during a trip to Sleeping Bear Dunes or while taking a scenic drive along M-22.

Leelanau Sangria

1 bottle of red wine
1 liter of ginger ale
Assortment of fresh chopped fruit


If you are looking for a sweet, fruity sangria, start with a bottle of Chateau Fontaine Big Paw Red or Good Harbor Vineyards Harbor Red. If you would like a drier sangria, try Verterra's Chaos Red or Black Star Farms Red House Red. Mix the wine with the ginger ale in a punch bowl. Add all the fresh, chopped fruit of your choice: oranges, lemons, limes, peaches…or go completely local with grapes and apples from nearby farms! Even frozen fruit can be used in a pinch. Serve and enjoy in moderation.

County Cuisine Participants: Art's Tavern, Anderson's Market, Big Cat Brewery, The Bluebird, Chimoski's Bakery, The Cove, Funistrada, Good Harbor Grill, La Becasse, Leland Lodge, Little Traverse Inn, Martha's Leelanau Table, Pegtown Station, Trish's Dishes, and Tucker's of Northport.

Return to top