March 13, 2011

White Wine Sangria

I prefer white wine to red wine, though I have little actual wine knowledge. Sangria is a wine punch typically made with red wine; I have recently started to make sangria with white instead. White wine sangria is fresh and lovely in both look and taste. Though a fitting warm weather beverage, I like it just as much in cold weather, for a white alternative to mulled wine.

Many different fruits and berries may be added depending upon availability and preference. Most fairly inexpensive white wines will work well.

1 bottle white wine

½ c water

½ c sugar

1 lemon, thinly sliced

1 c fresh berries

12 oz seltzer water

1. Place water and sugar in a small pan. Bring to a boil, simmer until sugar has been dissolved and remove the simple syrup from heat.

2. Place sliced lemon in a large glass container. Pour syrup over lemons and set aside until syrup has cooled. Once syrup has cooled add berries and wine to jar.

3. Refrigerate wine mixture until cold and ready to serve. Just before serving, add seltzer water. Serve chilled over ice.

Makes about 4 cups


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