Sunday, June 17, 2012

White Sangria

The joys of summer!  My childhood friend Wendy emailed this recipe the other day.  How did she know that my mouth was numb from taste testing salsa (that was one potent jalapeno – I’m also a lightweight when it comes to spicy) and this beverage sounded even more appealing than usual!  White sangria must be the thing because Linda served a white sangria at a party recently – her recipe was passed along from Jamie.  I hereby declare white sangria the official drink of summer.  Try the variations below, invite some friends over, kick back and relax, and enjoy summer!

White Sangria
Wendy’s White Sangria
1.      1 bottle of dry Riesling or any other inexpensive, drinkable white wine
2.      6 oz (3/4 cup) peach vodka, preferably Ciroc
3.      6 oz (3/4 cup) pineapple juice
4.      ½ cup of agave nectar (or orange juice)
5.      1 navel orange, quartered and sliced
6.      1 cup fresh pineapple, cut into bite size pieces
7.      Club soda

Mix everything together in a pitcher at least 2 and up to 24 hours ahead of time.  Serve over ice with a splash of club soda (don’t pre-mix or it will go flat).

Jamie’s White Sangria
1.      1 bottle of vino verde
2.      1 bottle of Reisling
3.      1/2 cup brandy
4.      1/4 cup orange liqueur
5.      1 cup sugar
6.      1 can of sliced peaches in syrup - either the fruit only or fruit and syrup and/or if you want it really fruity, add 2 cans
7.      1 container of blackberries
8.      1 orange sliced
9.      1 lemon sliced
10.  1 bottle of prosecco
11.  1 can of ginger ale
12.  Juice of hibiscus flowers, optional

Pour and mix ingredients #1-9.  Chill for a couple of hours (usually make the morning of and chill all day).  Right before serving, add chilled prosecco and ginger ale.

1 comment:

Minnie(@thelady8home) said...

The PERFECT summer recipe. Already feel the cool. :D