12 July 2013

White Sangria

I'm always in love with Sangria in the summer, but I'm not fond of the overly sweet, fake fruity stuff, so I created my White Sangria to be refreshing and just lightly sweet. By using a simple syrup, you can ad just the sweetness you like versus waiting for sugar to dissolve or cooking your wine and allowing to cool. Feel free to use the simple syrup for Mint Juleps, Mojitos or drizzling over fresh fruit. If mint is not your thing, you could easily use rosemary, basil or thyme for an herbal edge that gives your sangria layers and layers of flavor!! Of course you can use whatever fresh fruit you have and enjoy the most. We love lemon slices and strawberries or fresh peaches and blueberries as combos!

1 cup water
1 cup sugar
a handful of fresh mint leaves (cut this amt down for thyme or rosemary, use the same for fresh basil)

In a small saucepan, bring to a boil. Reduce heat to maintain a boil and cook 5 minutes. Bottle up and refrigerate up to 1 month.


1 bottle DRY white wine (I used a Spanish Verdelho from Rueda)
16 ounces cold club soda
1 batch simple syrup
handful of fresh raspberries
3 fresh plums, chopped
2 handfuls of frozen green grapes instead of ice

Make sure all of your ingredients are cold. Mix all ingredients in a pitcher, allow to sit about 15 minutes and enjoy!!

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