I made this sangria last weekend and it was delicious and refreshing. I loved nibbling on the alcohol-soaked fruit. It’s a perfect drink for hot summer nights. You can use any fruit you like for your sangria (except for bananas. I don’t think those would work. Ha!). Citrus is very traditional. Melons, grapes, strawberries, or raspberries would be good too. I’ve even seen sangria recipes with serrano chiles in the mix. Herbs like basil or mint can be added as well. Other alcohol fortifiers, like vodka, can be added to bump up the alcohol content. The variations are limitless.
White Wine Sangria
1 (750 mL) bottle dry white wine (I like to use Pinot Grigio)
1/4 cup triple sec
1/4 cup vodka
1/4 cup sugar
fresh fruit *
club soda or seltzer water
*For my sangria, I used 1 lime – thinly sliced, 1 green apple – cored and thinly sliced, 1 peach- pit removed and thinly sliced, 1 pint of blueberries, fresh thinly sliced pineapple (about 1/4 of a whole pineapple).
In a large pitcher, combine white wine, triple sec, vodka, and sugar. Add fresh cut-up fruit. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Right before serving add chilled club soda or seltzer water (I used about half of a 1 liter bottle).
This recipe is easily doubled!