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Fruity White Wine Sangria

July 13, 2011

Using white wine for sangria in the summer is a great way to mix things up (instead of a traditional red). It’s a very light and refreshing drink, and it’s perfect for a backyard BBQ or pool-side.

Over the last month I have been frequenting a wonderful little Italian place called Onesto for their ½ price sangria pitchers on Monday nights. Yum! Each week they serve a different flavor, based on availability of local and seasonal fruit. After several weeks of unique, inspiring sangria, I decided to try making one of my own. I already had a couple of peaches and a lemon at the house, so I had a head start on preparing a sweet, fruity sangria…perfect for the 90 plus weather we are having here in St. Louis!

Ingredients:

  • 1 bottle of your favorite white wine – preferably chilled (Riesling or Pinot Grigio are nice)
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1 peach cut into wedges
  • 1 lemon cut into wedges
  • 1 cup of fresh or canned (with juice) diced pineapples
  • 1.5 cups frozen berry blend (or you can use fresh blueberries, blackberries, raspberries)
  • 2 shots of peach- or “berry”-flavored brandy
  • 1/2 liter ginger ale

Preparation:

Pour wine in the pitcher and squeeze the juice from the lemon wedges into the wine (after squeezing out the lemon juice, you may throw the rest of the lemon into the wine as well). Add all the fruit into the wine mixture and then add the brandy. Chill overnight. Add ginger ale and ice just before serving.

 If you like to serve this on the same day, allow to sit for two hours at the very least. Enjoy!

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. July 13, 2011 3:57 am

    So jealous I couldn’t be there the last few weeks! See you soon!

    • Laura MacDougall permalink
      July 13, 2011 1:40 pm

      We miss you too! So excited to see you in a couple weeks!

  2. Kristine Waggoner permalink*
    July 13, 2011 2:42 pm

    Laura, this looks awesome! I’ve always wanted a sangria recipe!!!

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