Friday, August 24, 2012

cocktail hour: white wine sangria

From Cocktail to Room
I made this white wine sangria for our Fourth of July bar-b-que. Big batch drinks are always easier to serve a crowd, and this one was mellow enough that people could enjoy multiple throughout the afternoon... and still enjoy the fireworks show later.

The white wine sangria's crisp colors are the perfect palette to transition to fall. With orange as a new neutral, these colors work so well in the late summer or early fall.

White Wine Sangria Recipe (c/o Real Simple)


  • cups Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc
  • 1/4 cup superfine sugar
  • cup white grape juice
  • ripe nectarine, pitted and cut into thin wedges
  • 1 tangerine, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup seedless white grapes, halved
  • 1 cup club soda


In a large pitcher or other container, combine the wine and sugar. Stir until the sugar dissolves. Add the remaining ingredients, excluding the club soda, and mix well.

Place the pitcher in the refrigerator and let the sangria sit for at least 1 hour (and up to 4 hours). The sangria will sweeten with time, so the longer it sits, the better.

Just before serving, stir in the club soda and ice cubes.

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