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White Wine Sangria
  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 10 min
  • Servings 12
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White Wine Sangria

Drop-in guests? No problem! 10 minutes is all it takes to prepare this celebratory drink.

Ingredients

1/2
cup sugar
1
cup orange-flavored liqueur or orange juice
1
cup vodka or lemon-lime carbonated beverage
2
medium peaches or nectarines, thinly sliced, slices cut into half
1
medium orange, thinly sliced, cut in half if desired
1
lemon, thinly sliced
1
lime, thinly sliced
1
bottle (750 ml) dry white wine, nonalcoholic white wine or white grape juice, chilled (3 1/2 cups)
1
bottle (1 liter) club soda, chilled (4 cups)

Directions

  • 1 In half-gallon glass or plastic pitcher, stir sugar, orange liqueur and vodka until sugar is dissolved.
  • 2 Into another half-gallon glass or plastic pitcher, pour half of vodka mixture. Divide fruits and wine evenly between pitchers. Refrigerate until serving.
  • 3 Just before serving, pour half of club soda into each pitcher; stir gently to mix. Serve immediately. If desired, serve over ice.
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White Wine Sangria

As prepared by Michelle P,

I always feel a slightly apologetic saying “White Wine Sangria” – Sangria means a red wine punch.


However, the phrase employs more verbal economy than “Sangria made with white wine instead of red” – that’s a mouth-full!  Either way, White Wine Sangria is a delicious, easy to make, crowd pleasing cocktail.

White wine sangria

A word on liquor - this is not the time to whip out a nice bottle of Sancerre – a bottle of inexpensive white wine is the best base for this recipe.  The recipe also calls for vodka and an orange liqueur.  This is a great opportunity to use up the fruit flavored vodka lurking in the back of the cupboard or that passionfruit liqueur purchased last fall in a fit of tropical whimsy.

I have a couple of tricks for serving Sangria – one is to fill the glasses ahead of time with cut fruit, so every glass looks uniform and beautiful.

White Wine Sangria Glasses

Sangria is typically served over ice, but I have a nice little trick.  I always make my pitcher of Sangria early in the day, and let it hang out in the fridge, tightly covered, so all the flavors marry and it is well chilled.  However, at least half of the fruit in my recipe is frozen, so often no ice is needed at all!

Hope you enjoy the White Wine Sangria!

Cheers, Michelle



Michelle Palm created the Jelly Shot Test Kitchen blog after discovering a lack of cocktail-style jelly shot recipes. Look for her posts here, and check her Tablespoon member profile often to see what she’s already gelled up!
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Tips  

Expert Tips

The nice thing about this fruity, refreshing drink is that inexpensive liqueur, vodka and wine can be used because the flavor doesn't rely solely upon alcohol. Try Triple Sec for the orange liqueur and a Chablis Blanc or Chardonnay for the dry white wine.

For a decorative effect, cut notches out of the citrus peel on some of the fruit slices.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
200
(
Calories from Fat
0
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
0g
0%
(
Saturated Fat
0g
0%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
20mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
20g
7%
(
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
,
Sugars
16g
)
Protein
0g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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