White Sangria

September 1, 2011 by andrea | Filed under Beverages, Cocktails, Mexican, Recipes.

Sangria, like most things, can either be really bad or really good. This peachy-flavored recipe for White Sangria is definitely in the really good category! It’s delicious, refreshing and super easy to make.

I chose a bottle of Red Cliffe Sauvignon Blanc (under $10 at Trader Joe’s), and used triple sec for the orange liqueur. Instead of peach nectar, I used Trader Joe’s Dixie Peach juice because that’s what I had on hand. I loved the blend of flavors and didn’t want to dilute it too much so I only added a little club soda. Start with a 1/2 cup or so and add more to get the flavor you enjoy. A combination of sliced nectarines, peaches and apples added to the flavor and presentation (next time I’ll also add in sliced plums for extra color).

Invite some friends over, set out a few appetizers and you’re set for a great summer evening! Enjoy!

White Sangria
-recipe from Williams-Sonoma.com (adapted from Williams-Sonoma Entertaining: Outdoor, by George Dolese)

Use whatever stone fruits look freshest at your market to create this refreshing sangria. Its the perfect cooler for a hot summer day. Serves 6 to 8.

6 peaches, plums or nectarines, or your favorite combination of stone fruits, halved, pitted and sliced 1/4 inch thick
1 1/2 cups peach nectar
1/4 cup orange liqueur, such as Cointreau
1 bottle (750ml) dry Spanish white wine (white Rioja) or Sauvignon Blanc
2 cups club soda, or more, to taste
Ice cubes for serving

In a large pitcher, combine the fruit, peach nectar, orange liqueur and wine. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or up to 12 hours.

Stir in the club soda and ladle the sangria into ice-filled glasses. Serve immediately.

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