Wednesday, July 6, 2011

White Wine Sangria

One of my favorite summer cocktails is a white wine sangria. It's lighter than its red wine counterpart and has just the right amount of kick. A perfect way to make any get-together more festive!

White Wine Sangria

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 lime, washed and cut into 1/4 inch slices
  • 1 lemon, washed and cut into 1/4 inch slices
  • 1 orange, washed, halved and cut into 1/3 inch slices
  • 1 ripe peach, cut into wedges
  • 1 ripe green apple, seeded and cut into wedges
  • 1/2 cup brandy
  • 1 bottle white Rioja Spanish wine or other dry white wine
  • 2 cups gingerale 
  • 1 cup frozen raspberries (optional, gives the sangria beautiful reddish hue)

Put sugar, lime, lemon, orange, peach and apple into a large pitcher. Slightly squeeze some of the juice from the citrus fruits as you add them to the pitcher. Add the brandy and wine to the pitcher and stir everything together. Cover the pitcher with a lid or plastic wrap and chill for several hours, even overnight. When ready to serve, add the gingerale (and frozen raspberries if you desire) and stir well. Spoon some fruit into glasses or goblets and pour sangria over top of the fruit. Serve immediately.


  1. Sounds yummy, can't wait to try it!