You can’t get much more summery than Sangria. I have a seen a number of recipes for Sangria. And that’s the best part; there’s so many ways to have Sangria. You can just toss in whichever fruits you’re in the mood for or is in season. Every big BBQ, there’s always a pitcher of Sangria being passed around. It’s a perfect refreshment to go along with your organic turkey burgers. Just because our theme for the week is Summer BBQ, I’ll show you guys a white Sangria which is perfect for the summer. But feel free to use red wine if that’s your preference. We’ll be using seasonal fruits but put in whatever you want, just make sure you like how the fruits taste together.
Summer Sangria Recipe
Makes roughly 16 servings (half gallon)
- 2 bottles of dry white wine, chilled
- 1/3 cup of cognac or brandy
- 1/4 cup of orange liqueur
- 1/3 cup of simple syrup
- 6 tbsps of sugar
- 6 tbsps of water
- 1.5 cups of orange juice
- 1.5 cups of pineapple juice
- 1/2 cup of peach, pureed
- fresh white peaches, oranges, apples, mango, and green grapes, sliced
- ice – lots of it
- Make simple syrup. Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan and cook to boil for a couple of minutes. Then cool. Please be careful as the sugar gets REALLY hot and you will have the worst burns if the hot simple syrup touches your skin. Again, be careful.
- Combine cooled simple syrup, orange juice, pineapple juice, pureed peach, and fresh sliced fruit together.
- Add white wine.
- Add orange liquer and cognac/brandy. Please feel free to add more or less depending on your preference. If you want it stronger, by all means, go for it. Note that you’ll be adding ice which will inevitably melt a bit, so I would make it a tad stronger so that when the ice melts in a bit, it’ll be perfect.
- Mix and bruise the fruit a bit. You want the fruit to soak up all the deliciousness as well as provide additional flavor to the Sangria itself.
- Add ice.
- Serve in a wine glass with fruit. Remember, the fruit is the best part!