White Summer Sangria

June 10, 2010

The combination of fruit and wine is always good but I always look forward to summer fruits for this light and well, summery, version.  Choose your favorite white wine, throw in your favorite summer fruits and you can’t go wrong.  I like simple syrup and club soda but it’s great with ginger ale too.

  • White Wine, I used Pinot Grigio here but I prefer Chardonnay.  The choice is yours.
  • Simple Syrup, about 3/4 cup.
  • Club Soda
  • Brandy or Peach Schnapps, about 1/2 cup.  (I didn’t have any so I left it out of this batch but it’s a nice addition.)
  • Peaches, 2
  • Apricots or Plums, 2
  • Cherries
  • Lime or Lemon, 1

Slice the peaches and apricots then drop them into a large pitcher.

Add lime slices.

Throw in a handful of cherries.

Add enough simple syrup to cover the fruit about halfway.

Muddle it all together.

Pour in the wine.   You can let it sit for a while at this point, just to give the flavors a chance to blend.  I couldn’t be bothered to wait.

Top it off with club soda or ginger ale and stir gently to blend.  Taste it and add more syrup if you want.  That shot of peach schnapps or brandy is a good idea too.

Serve it up over ice and enjoy!

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1 Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife June 10, 2010 at 9:47 pm

This sounds so tasty! I’m glad that I found your blog. I will definitely have to try this!


2 Joan Nova June 11, 2010 at 6:36 pm

Came to you via your listing on the foodie blogroll today. You website is so attractively designed and your photography kept me clicking from one page to another.


3 Simply Life June 12, 2010 at 6:00 am

These pictures make me wish I had a glass right now!


4 GourmetJack June 12, 2010 at 1:56 pm

What a great sangria. I am going to put this together tomorrow for a pool party. Congratulations on your excellent photography and the step by step shots you provide. Very interesting and informative.

Thank You
Gourmet Jack


5 Abby June 12, 2010 at 10:11 pm

I’ve never had sangria! This looks amazing. And that photo of you dropping the lime? FABULOUS.


6 mikey June 13, 2010 at 2:29 pm

amazing pictures. beautiful blog. yummy white sangria. what else do ya need?


7 DIA June 15, 2010 at 9:17 am

we just tweeted this link – salivating over these pictures. we can only imagine the great taste of this summer fresh drink.



8 tallnoe June 15, 2010 at 12:23 pm

Oooh, this sounds awesome. And, thanks for documenting the recipe – I’ve been trying to find a decent sounding white sangria.


9 Sophia June 23, 2010 at 4:56 pm

Wow, great job here. Awesome picture too! You should really consider submitting this to Recipe4Living’s Summertime Sipper Contest! It looks delicious!


10 Best Teak Cabinet July 18, 2011 at 1:03 pm

White Summer Sangria — Our Life In The Kitchen WONDERFUL Post.thanks for share..more wait .. … Regards, Best Teak Cabinet


11 Michele June 6, 2012 at 6:23 pm

My husband makes a wonderful red sangria. He uses frozen fruit, soaks it overnight in brand & adds the other ingredients. It really is excellent


12 karenbove June 6, 2012 at 7:10 pm

That sounds really good. Anything with brandy and wine can’t be wrong!


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