Fresh fruit and wine combine to create the perfect
beverage for warm summer get-togethers. Sangria is a refreshing drink that
is simple to make and yet elegant enough for any occasion.
Learn to make
Red Wine Sangria.
Check out more of Linda's
Beverage Recipes and this
Basic Simple Syrup Recipe for sweetening your favorite drinks.
White Wine Sangria Recipe - How To Make Sangria
All ingredients listed in
the recipe are estimates. Add or subtract according to your taste. One of
the things that makes sangria so wonderful is its flexibility. Depending on
the ingredients used, sangria can be a light thirst-quencher or a potent
cocktail that can set heads spinning. Adjust the amounts of liquor according
to mood and the guests. Taste the sangria the day before your guests'
arrival so you can tweak the flavors a bit (add additional juice, brandy,
liqueur, fruit, or sugar if you want).
Beverage and Cocktails,
Yields: serves many
Prep Time: 15 min
2 (750 ml. bottles)
dry white wine (Pinot Gris, Chablis, Chardonnay, Riesling, or Sauvingnon Blanc, chilled
1 cup fruit brandy (your favorite)
Fruit juice of your choice (I use fruit juice instead of sugar to add some sweetness)
Simple Syrup to taste (optional if not using fruit juice)
Fresh fruit (use whatever combination of fruit and berries that are in season), sliced*
2 cups club soda, 7-Up, seltzer water, lemon-lime soda, or sparkling water (optional)
Mint sprigs, for garnish
*Any other seasonal fruit that tempts you may be added
(berries, melon, grapes, guavas, mangos, apples, etc). Fruit juices may also
be added. Let your imagination be your guide!
In a clean vessel, large enough to accommodate the wine, brandy, and fruit (pickle jar, sun tea jars, etc),
combine the wine, fruit brandy, and fruit juices. Pour in the sugar or simple syrup, stir or shake the pitcher thoroughly to mix. Add the cut up fruits of your choice.
Add ice. Allow the mixture to sit for at least 1 hour before serving to allow the fruits flavors to come through.
Serve the Sangria over ice in large wine glasses. Fill serving glass half full with ice. Pour the sangria over the ice. Add a few slices of the marinated fruit along with some fresh
berries. Garnish each glass with a mint sprig and serve immediately.