I love sangria and have done so since a study abroad semester in Sevilla, Spain… but I had a bad experience with red wine a few years later and have mostly avoided it since then. Enter white wine, and all is well. Let me tell you, white wine sangria is a perfect drink to accompany a summer brunch. I WIN!
White Wine Sangria
1 bottle white table wine (I used a bottle of Virginia white, but many recipes call for Spanish wine)
simple syrup (1 cup granulated sugar, 1 cup water, boiled for 2 minutes and then cooled to room temperature)
1 airplane size (50 mL or 1.5 ounces) bottle of brandy
1 Tablespoon Triple sec (or other orange liqueur)
1 white peach, thinly sliced
1/2 pint raspberries, halved
1/2 pint blueberries
1-2 liters seltzer water, chilled
In large pitcher (or in my case, a large vase), mix wine, simple syrup, brandy, Triple sec, and fruit. Cover and refrigerate for at least 12 hours. When ready to serve, add in seltzer water and stir gently to mix. Yields 6-8 servings. Enjoy!
As you can see, I’m not the best photographer of liquids. *sigh* Nevertheless, this was a popular and delicious drink, and I was very proud to have made up the recipe myself.
Recommended for: summer garden parties, a refreshing adult beverage for the end of a warm day, and the perfect drink to set a happy, light atmosphere at any special event.
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