White Wine Sangria Recipes: Enliven Any Party With These Great Drinks
White Wine Sangria Recipes
It happens to all of us; you buy a bottle of white wine, bring it home and pop it open to find that it’s no good. For most, our first inclination is to simply throw the wine out, but there are other options. You can always cook with it, for example, or use it in white wine sangria recipes, which is what we’ll be focusing on here.
There are some complicated white wine sangria recipes out there, but this one is fairly simple. For this one, you need a 750 ml bottle of white wine (whichever you prefer – Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling), 2/3 cup of sugar, 1 sliced lemon, 3 sliced tangerines or oranges (you may substitute 1 cup of orange juice instead), 1 sliced lime, and ½ liter of ginger ale or club soda. Ginger ale is better if you like your sangria sweeter.
First, pour the wine into an appropriately-sized pitcher and squeeze the juice out of the sliced lime, lemon, and oranges into it as well. Add the wedges (without the seeds, if you can) and mix in the sugar, then let it chill overnight. When it’s time to serve your sangria, add the ginger ale or club soda just before you serve it. That’s it!
Of all the white wine sangria recipes out there, this is one of the sweeter ones, but the one of the best things about these kinds of recipes is that you can easily switch around the ingredients here and there. For instance, if you want to tone down the sweetness a bit, just use 1/3 cup of sugar rather than 2/3.
If you like less citrus in your sangria, try substituting sliced raspberries, strawberries, peaches, kiwi, blueberries, or any other kind of fruit you may have in the fridge! Some other ingredients you can mix in include 1-2 shots of gin, rum (such as Captain Morgan’s Spiced Rum), brandy, triple sec, or a little citrus-flavored soda (such as a orange soda or lemon-lime soda , i.e. 7-UP or Sprite) or lemonade. The only limit is your imagination!
This recipe is great to have on hand if you are entertaining a lot of people at your house, because you can really make it go far if you use an inexpensive white wine, such as the kind you can find at a liquor store for under $10. Believe it or not, there are some decent whites out there for under $10, and, best of all, they really pop when you add all the sangria ingredients! In a way, sub-par white wine really lends itself to white wine sangria recipes because it tends to be quite sweet. This natural sweetness is great for this kind of recipe and really mixes well with the fruit.
The next time you entertain friends at your house, remember to make some sangria and see what they think! Chances are, you’ll find it to be a hit! Most people like their drinks to be sweet (alcoholic drinks or not), so this recipe should please them all!