White wine lovers tend to enjoy the fresh citrus, apple and tropical fruit flavors of the wine often highlighted by the wine's zippy acidity. The white wine sangria takes the basic components of the white wine and accents the fruit notes with real fruit additions - think lemon, lime, and orange or for the tropical minded add mango, pineapple and kiwi. Sangrias are easy to make and even easier to drink. Each sangria recipe mix makes a unique palate adventure customized by your favorite, in season or frozen, choice of fruit.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
- 1 Bottle of white wine (Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay,Riesling, Albarino, Gewurztraminer, Viognier, or Pinot Gris)
- 2/3 cup white sugar
- 3 oranges (sliced) or may substitute 1 cup of orange juice)
- 1 lemon (sliced)
- 1 lime (sliced)
- 2 oz. brandy (optional)
- 1/2 liter of ginger ale or club soda (ginger ale for those with a sweeter tooth!)
Pour wine in the pitcher and squeeze the juice wedges from the orange,lemon and lime into the wine, add brandy if desired. Toss in the fruit wedges (leaving out seeds if possible) and add sugar. Chill overnight. Add ginger ale or club soda just before serving.
If you'd like to serve right away, use chilled white wine and serve over lots of ice.
Addition ideas: diced mango, cubed pineapple, sliced strawberries, peaches, handful of fresh blueberries, raspberries, kiwi, a shot or two of gin, brandy or rum, a cup of citrus-flavored soda.