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White Sangria

May 10, 2012

Not much of an introduction needed here…what’s better than booze and fruit?  I like fruity cocktails but oftentimes they are way too sweet and syrupy.  This white sangria is just sweet enough and has a nice fruity flavor. I love that there are options for the fruits, so be creative and use what you have on hand or what’s in season. When fresh peaches aren’t in season, I use about 1 1/2 cups frozen peaches and let them thaw slightly just so they are soft enough to chop.  Be sure to make this a few hours before serving so the flavors can all meld.

Sunday afternoon my Mom, Conrad and I sat on the porch enjoying sangria, guacamole and chips.  It was absolutely glorious and I recommend you do the same this weekend.  If you don’t have any outdoor space, just sit near a window!  You’ll start to relax immediately.

This sangria actually has sentimental value for me.  At my bridal shower, this recipe was tied to these adorable wooden spoons as a favor.  It was such a cute idea that my Mom and friends came up with and I smile whenever I use the spoon in the kitchen.

White Sangria
adapted from the New York Times
yields 8 drinks

2 small white nectarines or peaches
1 small green pear or green apple
1 small navel orange
1 bottle cava or other sparkling wine
1 3/4 cups apple juice, preferably Martinelli’s
1 1/3 cups triple sec
1 cup club soda or sparkling water

Cut fruit into bit size pieces and place in a large pitcher. Add the cava, apple juice and triple sec. Stir to combine. If possible, refrigerate for a few hours before serving to let the flavors combine. Stir in the club soda or sparkling water prior to serving. Pour sangria into glasses filled with ice. Relax and enjoy!

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  1. May 10, 2012 5:02 pm

    I love sangria! I’m so glad it’s getting to be that time of year again. This looks beautiful.

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