Looking for a refreshing but quick and easy drink to ease you into the summer months? Why not give white sangria a go. Check out my take on the Spanish drink below:
So, last weekend I hosted a tapas evening with the girls. If you follow me on Instagram (shameless plug) you may have seen my stories of all the yummy food I was making for it. I will share the full recipes of those in due course. One recipe I didn’t end up sharing on my Instagram story was this lovely quick and easy recipe for white sangria!
Now, sangria is a popular Spanish alcoholic drink. Traditionally made with red wine, fruit, fruit juices, sugar and brandy. Recipes can vary for this, but the base is always red wine. Typically a Spanish wine will be used to make this Spanish punch. However, recently there has been an adaption of this lovely drink with a white wine version being made. Perfect for a more crisp and refreshing taste during the summer months. Again, recipes vary for this drink, and here is my take on white sangria.
It is not quite the traditional recipe for the white wine version, as I did not have apricot brandy, which is usually added to either form of Sangria.
How to Make White Sangria:
Well, as I have said, this is a quick and easy recipe for making your own white sangria. It contains only five ingredients and has a citrusy vibe to it. Perfect on a summer’s day! White wine, Cointreau, frozen fruit, lemonade and ice make up this summery punch.
- 750ml Bottle of Spanish White Wine
- 1 Cup / 250ml Cointreau
- Frozen Fruit (tropical and berries)
- Ice Cubes
- Extra Items:
- Pitcher Jug
- Spoon to mix
I bought a fairly cheap bottle of Spanish white wine from my local Lidl. You want to use a white wine that you would drink on its own, as something too cheap will not make for a nice sangria. I had the bottle of Cointreau left over from last Christmas after using it to add to my homemade orange marmalade (which I have realised I never shared on here!).
The frozen fruit was again purchased from Lidl, and are part of their smoothie packs. You get three small packs of frozen fruit perfect for smoothing making. I opted for their tropical pack and their berry pack to add to the sangria. This recipe uses three of those bags; two tropical and one berry, but you could use whichever fruit you prefer!
Step 1 – Mix Your Alcohol:
Grab a pitcher jug as this will house your yummy punch. I bought mine from Home Bargains, and it is the perfect size for this sangria. You then want to open your bottle of chosen white wine and pour this into the pitcher. Preferably the wine will be chilled, but it doesn’t matter if not.
Next, grab the Cointreau and measure out a cup full. It doesn’t really matter if you choose to use more or less of this, it depends how strong you want your sangria to taste. Add this into the pitcher with the white wine.
Step 2 – Add in the Fruit and Ice:
Select your frozen fruit (or fresh fruit if you prefer) and add this into the pitcher with the sangria. Give the mixture a bit of a stir to incorporate the fruit. You can leave the sangria like this to strengthen and soak into the fruit for a few hours before serving. Keep it refrigerated if you choose to do so. Unfortunately, my pitcher jug does not fit in our fridge, so this option was out for me.
You then want to add a bit of ice to the sangria to really chill it down. Add as much or less as you like, again giving it a bit of a mix-up.
Step 3 – Add the Lemonade
Now you want to top your sangria up with lemonade of your choice. Give it another stir and you are ready to serve your quick, easy and refreshing white sangria!
Super easy, right? Not the most traditional recipe for white sangria, but still totally yummy and refreshing!
Do you like Sangria? Will you be giving this version a go? Let me know in the comments below! I would love to hear any other spirits to add to the sangria to really make it pop.