Friday, July 1, 2011

White Sangria

One of my favorite summer drinks is, without a doubt, white sangria.  It's cold, sweet, and fizzy.  Plus, you get the added bonus of boozy fruit at the bottom on the glass.  It's like dessert for the cocktail course!  Who wouldn't love that?

When I make white sangria, I almost always use peaches and peach nectar, but the rest of the recipe is up to you.  I usually change it up based on the rest of the meal and what looks best at the store.  I've noted what I used this time around, but please feel free to personalize to your tastes.  Cheers!


White Sangria
an "Apple a Day" original

Ingredients:
1 bottle dry white wine, such as pinot grigio
1 can peach nectar
1/4 c. brandy
1 peach, sliced
1 orange, sliced
1 apple, sliced
1 bottle champagne, sparkling wine, club soda, lemon-lime soda, or ginger ale

Directions:
1.  Combine all ingredients except champagne in a large pitcher at least four hours and up to overnight before serving.  Refrigerate until ready.

2.  To serve, ladle sangria into glasses and top with the desired amount of champagne.  Serves about 8.  (Or two, if I'm involved.  I can put the hurt on some sangria.)

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8 comments :

Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) said...

Sangria really does make me drool. It is so tasty and fruity and refreshing. And this one looks fab! The peaches did me in!

Jacqueline said...

Yum! This looks delicious! Is peach nectar hard to find? I've never heard of it before.

Pretend Chef said...

I love the fruit bits in sangria. So refreshing and perfect for these summer days. Yummy!

Kelsey said...

Jacqueline--I've never had a tough time finding nectar. It's usually in cans in he juice aisle. Kern's is a well-known brand. Here in AZ, we so have many brands from Mexico. I like Jumex best.

Angela @ The Dancer Bakes said...

I can't wait to try sangria when I finally turn 21, and this looks like a great recipe to try! Love me some peaches :) Thanks Kelsey!

katie said...

I am making this for a baby shower I am hosting this weekend, can't wait to try it.

That Girl said...

I am so inept when it comes to white sangria. For some reason I always stick with red.

the wicked noodle said...

Thanks for sharing this! I'm definitely going to make it this weekend and use the tips you tweeted. You're awesome!