Delightful Summer Sangria

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Most people are familiar with the fruity red version of this tasty adult beverage. This recipe actually makes a light and refreshing white sangria.

I knew the basic components of this drink, but it took fiddling around in my test kitchen (and by “test kitchen” I mean the shoebox in my apartment where I reheat stuff), to get it just right. I also tried the recipe with two different wines (shush, Grandma – it's not because I'm a lush and will find any excuse to drink!), to get it just right.

I mixed the first version with a 2008 Chateau Ste Michelle Pinot Gris but this was too dry for my taste. But for those who really enjoy a tart, dry white, Pinot Gris might help balance out the sweetness of the other ingredients.

WHITE SUMMER SANGRIA

4 oz. 2007 Geyser Peak Sauvignon Blanc

1 Tbsp brandy

1 Tbsp Peach Schnapps

2 oz. white cranberry juice

Serve chilled, with raspberries, strawberries, peach slices and thinly sliced granny smith apple to garnish (optional)

WHITE SUMMER “SIN-GRIA”

4 oz. white cranberry juice

2 oz. sparkling water

Serve chilled, with raspberries, strawberries, peach slices and thinly sliced granny smith apple to garnish (optional)

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Makes a tasty treat for tots!

Posted on by Arianna Armstrong in Arianna's Wine Tasting Notes

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