August screams for SANGRIA, right?! Icy, sparkling, white, light sangria filled with fresh summer fruit!
I made a red sangria a couple years ago (totally underrated recipe, by the way – I may need to remake that and feature it again!) So now it seemed time for white sangria, which typically is the only way I drink white wine (unless it’s bubbly.) Though I’ve probably had as much white wine this summer as I’ve had in the last five years combined. It’s just really been hitting the spot!
I meant to whip up this sangria with a perfectly slightly sweet moscato from Bogle (one of our biggest local wineries, I know it has some decent circulation so hopefully some of you know it!) Buuuut then I drank the whole bottle of moscato before getting around to the sangria 😉
I used this viognier instead which was good, but definitely not sweet enough and I had to add some simple syrup to sweeten it up. (I’m writing this recipe without that, this sangria is WAY better if you start with a sweet wine and don’t have to add any sugar, but keep in mind that if it’s not sweet enough for you, you can always add a touch of sweetness!)
- 2/3 C strawberries, quartered or sliced
- 1 lime, sliced
- 1 lemon, sliced
- 1 orange, sliced
- 1 peach, sliced
- fresh mint
- optional: basically any other fruit you like and that's in season! Try grapefruit, mango, any berries, kiwi, grapes, pears, apples, even melon!
- 1/2 C brandy or scotch
- 1 bottle white wine
- 2 C sparkling water
- I've given measurements here, but it's really a no-measure recipe. Here's what to do: cut up some fruit.
- Pour brandy or scotch over it - enough to cover the fruit if you're mixing in a shallow container, or about half way up if you're mixing in a pitcher and then gently toss the fruit halfway through the "soaking" period.
- Soak the fruit in brandy for as little as an hour and as long as 24 hours. Just remember that if you soak the fruit for more than a couple hours, each piece is like taking a shot 😉
- Pour a bottle of sweet white wine over the fruit when you're ready.
- Optional bubbles: add a splash of sparkling water to the top of each glass when serving.
It’s really so easy and so much fun! The best thing is that it’s pretty easy to keep these ingredients in stock during the summer and whip up some white sangria pretty quickly. I was planning to make this for the blog for weeks before actually making it (thus drinking the moscato that was intended for this recipe….) but I always have fruit, booze, and sparkling water, so I was ready to go after just popping the wine in the fridge!