Citrusy White Wine Sangria, Great Year Round
This light, refreshing and delicious white wine sangria is the perfect adult beverage on a warm sunny day. OK, it’s good on rainy days as well. In addition to the citrus fruits in my recipe, next time I would add some fresh pineapple chunks and use jarred grapefruit as it holds together better.
Don’t add ice to the pitcher unless you’ll be drinking it in one sitting. You don’t want to water down the sangria when the ice starts to melt, heaven forbid. This sangria will keep a few days in the fridge – actually, I doubt that because it’s so mouthwatering good that you won’t have much leftover. Just saying.
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup water
- 1 pink grapefruit, pith removed and cut into chunks
- 1 large navel or blood orange, cut into slices
- 1 lemon, sliced
- 1 lime, sliced
- 12-15 fresh mint leaves
- 1 cup citrus vodka (I used Ruby Red Grapefruit)
- ½ cup orange liqueur
- 1 bottle dry white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc
- Anything fizzy, such as Ginger ale, lemon-lime soda, tonic or soda water, etc., depending on your sweetness meter.
Make a simple syrup by boiling the sugar and water until sugar has completely melted. Let cool.
In a large pitcher, combine simple syrup and all of the ingredients except for the last fizzy one. Refrigerate for several hours to let the flavors meld.
Fill your glasses with ice and pour in sangria, leaving a little room at the top for the fizzy ingredient. Add some of the fruit in the pitcher for garnish if desired. Enjoy!
Eat, drink and be merry!