Summer Sangria

In the spirit of the holiday weekend, why not start with a great refreshing summer drink!?

White sangria seems to be the new trend lately as it is light, refreshing, fruity, and completely satisfies your craving for something sweet but not too heavy.

You can make your sangria sweeter or drier, depending on what you prefer.  I myself, like my sangria a bit on the sweeter side so I use a moscato in mine.  That being said, you can mix and match what it is that you prefer when it comes to wine.  For the fruit, I don’t enjoy lemon or lime flavor, so I stick with a very simple flavor.  You can of course add lemons, limes, strawberries, peaches or even mango to this recipe and it would still taste great.

My personal favorite recipe, which I now keep in a large mason jar at all times in the fridge, and what will become my signature drink at my upcoming wedding in August is:

Summer Lovin’ Sangria

  • Pitcher or quart sized mason jar
  • 1 1/2 cups of white wine, I use Barefoot Moscato
    (You can substitute Riesling, Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio if you like something drier)
  • 1/4 cup Peachtree Schnapps
  • 1 orange – halved & sliced
  • Soda Water
  • Ice

1. Take your pitcher or mason jar and add half of the orange slices.

2. Measure out 1 1/2 cups of your white wine and dump into the pitcher or mason jar.

3. Measure out your 1/4 cup of Peachtree Schnapps and dump into the container.

4. Stir up your contents until mixed.

**It’s best to let this sit for a couple of hours or over night, but can be served immediately if need be **

5. Take a glass and fill it with ice

6. Put a slice or two of the orange in the glass

7. Fill the glass 3/4 of the way with sangria & top with a splash of soda water

8. Give it a simple stir and enjoy!

 

If you’re making larger batches of sangria, do a 6 part wine to 1 part schnapps ratio.

Give sangria a try! Mix and match some fun fruits and let them sit in the wine overnight.  The natural sugars will be brought out of the fruit and provide a really nice flavor to your sangria.  This is a fun recipe to personalize and make it your own!

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8 thoughts on “Summer Sangria

  1. This recipe sounds delicious! White sangria is one of my favorite summer treats. While I am not the most skilled person in the kitchen I have made my own sangria before (actually successfully) and I also use Barefoot moscato! I enjoyed your notes in the introduction section reassuring people it’s okay to make mistakes. Often times when I see recipes online they look so overwhelmingly difficult I convince myself I can’t do it before giving it a try. The DIY culture is really exploding right now with sites like Esty and Pinterest, I could definitely see you branching this idea off into other social media sites like these. Best of luck! I look forward to future recipes and DIY project ideas.

    • Lauren, practice is what makes ‘perfect’. I actually don’t like that word, because lets face it, nobody is ‘perfect’. It’s all about trial and error. Try mixing up your sangria with different fruit juices, and even different fruit. Another favorite of mine is ice, peach slices, Tropicana Peach Mango Farmstand juice, and Barefoot Moscato for when i’m looking for a glass of sangria without letting it sit!

  2. Sangria is one of my favorite summer drinks. A couple of secret ingredients I have found to give it a really unique flavor are cinnamon and vanilla.

  3. This looks great! Simple recipes that fit the occasion is a fantastic idea and your post is easy to follow along with. The photos you added remind me something I would see on foodgawker. Food and shallow depth of field make for some great images! Looking forward to seeing more.

    -Francesco Todaro

  4. This sounds incredible! I love anything peach flavored, so i am ALL about the peach schnapps. This sounds like a pinterest recipe! Have you ever seen the blog about testing out pinterest recipes? It’s hilarious.

    • This sangria recipe is my favorite and is actually a mix between a bunch of different recipes I’ve tried. You can certainly add peaches instead of oranges if you prefer! I have not seen that blog, but it sounds interesting!

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