Sangria is a delicious beverage coming from Spain and Portugal. It is commonly consumed during the summer there and throughout all year in other places. It is usually made with red wine, chopped fruit, some kind of sweetener like honey, syrup or sugar and brandy. Sprite, Seltzer, etc. can be used instead of brandy. There are many variations of this drink and a wide range of fruits can be used, such as peaches, apples, grapes, lemon, lime, blueberries, etc. Sangria is most typically served in pitchers or large punchbowls. Chile, Argentina, Mexico and Peru are some other countries where Sangria is a common drink.
White Sangria is a frequent variation of the original drink. However, it is made with white wine instead of red, Gin instead of brandy and a fruit flavored liquor as a sweetener. Any seasonal fruits of your preference can be used and they are not necessarily chopped. It also a refreshing drink and it can be a nice alternative of the original Sangria.
Should we take a look at this great recipe of White Sangria?
Let’s get to it then…
- 1/2 bottle of dry white wine
- 30ml / 1 part Gin
- 60ml / 2 parts of any fruit flavored liquor (colorless)
- 2 slices lemon
- 2 slices lime
- seasonal fruits
The fruit liquor must match in flavor with your seasonal fruits.
Put the wine in a pitcher full of ice, add the lemon and lime slices and any seasonal fruits you like. Add the gin and then the fruit flavored liquor. Stir a bit, add some more ice and then stir again. Top it up with a bit more wine and stir some more. Serve in a goblet or a Collins glass with ice and some of the same fruit you used in the pitcher.
Want to see how you can make a White Sangria?