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White Wine Sangria

White wine sangria is so quintessentially spring. No matter that it’s been chilly and rainy here and downright frigid on the east coast. We need something to aspire to. And according to the weather forecast, my fair city’s got a spell of 70 degree days coming our way. We need to be ready. And this is how we prepare.

And let’s overlook the fact that this doesn’t really resemble the, um, blood that sangria refers to, or that you can’t even see the kumquats that are supposed to be the star of this refreshing drink. If kumquats are out of season by the time you have a go at this, substitute them with some other fruit. If it’s summer, peaches and melons and grapes work marvelously. Oh, summer. We’ve got a ways to go before we get to you.

This White Wine Sangria recipe is part of the March Seasonal Food Guide.

WHITE WINE SANGRIA
Serves 6

1 750 ml bottle crisp, dry white wine
1 1/4 cups kumquats, sliced in half
1 1/2 cups fresh strawberries, diced
1 orange, halved and sliced
juice of one orange
2 ounces brandy
8 ounces sparkling water
2 tablespoons sugar

In a large pitcher, combine all ingredients. Stir, gently mashing the fruits to release some of their flavor. If you plan on letting it sit and mull overnight, you can add the sugar as is. If you’re going to consume it the same day, warm the tiniest bit of the fresh orange juice (maybe two ounces) and dissolve the sugar in that.

That’s it! Enjoy.

  • Mika - With strawberries, orange and kumquat…Using white wine you can taste all the flavor of them…I love this recipe!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kankana - LOVE LOVE LOVE the click! I like red wine more to white wine, but this one is looking super gorgeous to miss!ReplyCancel

  • Nicole Franzen ` - why do you tease me with such yummy things. Love sangria! I love putting hibiscus juice or a touch of rose water. YUMReplyCancel

  • leela - sangria is my life juice in the summer time!ReplyCancel

  • kimberley - @Mika: You are totally right about the flavor! Especially the strawberries. It’s lovely.
    @Kankana: I think this would work even if you’re not a fan of white wine. :)
    @Nicole: Rose water in sangria, best idea ever! I am doing that next time for sure. Spring is so close!
    @leela: Life juice! That made me smile this Monday morning. Yes!ReplyCancel

  • BiancaSasha - Oh my, I love aspirational posts! I’m going to make a huge batch of this goodness, so Ill be extra ready for summer!

    xoxo
    biancaReplyCancel

  • blogbytina! - this looks so bright and refreshing! perfect for the upcoming warm weather :DReplyCancel

  • Joanne - I’m not usually much of a drinker but I ADORE sangria. Especially white. It just tastes so fresh and crisp and fruity! Love this combination of ingredients!ReplyCancel

  • Angie-Bigbearswife - I had my first white wine sangria a few weeks ago at a local bistro. It was fantastic! Mine had limes in oranges in it, but yours looks wonderful with the strawberries!!ReplyCancel

  • NicoleD - What a pretty drink. I can just picture you with this drink in hand, just waiting for spring to pop :)ReplyCancel

  • Kasey - How appropriate! This weather making me want to make and pour glassfuls of this all week long. xxReplyCancel

  • Lynda - Great idea with the kumquats! The weather is cooperating fabulously for this lovely drink.ReplyCancel

  • Mary @ Delightful Bitefuls - YUM! This is pereeerfect for summer!

    Great blog; happy I found you!

    Mary xo
    Delightful BitefulsReplyCancel

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