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DharMag January 2014 How to make the perfect white sangria recipe

Winter white sangria recipe with raspberries, orange pineapple vodka and apples Sangria has become a world famous drink, a must, a canvas where many bartenders and enthusiasts can give free rein to their imagination, mixing wine, spirits and many kind of fruit juices.

And this is especially true with white sangria, which is perfect for fruits such as cantaloupe, watermelon, mango, banana and papaya.

But do not forget that sangria was born as a simple drink: wine, often not of the highest quality, to which was added juice and a sprinkle of port (or brandy) to strengthen the alcohol content and correct the wine’s imperfections.

Fresh fruits for white sangria, white sangria drink ingredients, sangria recipes Today we can indulge ourselves with exotic fruits and plenty of spirits to create plenty of white sangria every day, but remember to use only seasonal fruits and pair them with the most suitable liquor (or spirit) to create harmony between the ingredients.

The choice is endless and on this site you can easily find lots of sangria recipes, but today we will propose two white sangria recipes to drink throughout all the year: a winter and a summer one.

The best white wine for white sangria

Best white wine for white sangria, Sauvignon Blanc spumante metodo classico Before starting the recipe one last tip on the wine to use for white sangria: in medio stat virtus, so you don’ need to splurge, but neither to buy donkey piss.

It always depends on the occasion, but try to use scented wines like Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Gewurztraminer.

If you want a fabulous drink indulge in the luxury of a quality sparkling wine every now and then, such as the 2008 Barbaterre Sauvignon Blanc, an organic, delicious spumante metodo classico.

Summer white sangria ingredients

1 big glass

  • 1 cl of Brandy
  • 5 cl of white wine (Chardonnay is perfect)
  • 1 cl of dry vermouth
  • 0.5 cl of Gin
  • 0.5 cl of peach liqueur
  • 0.5 cl of Cointreau
  • 5 cl of apple juice
  • 2 strawberries
  • 2 slices of lemon
  • 1 slice of orange
  • slices of apple and peach
  • 1 sprig of mint
  • optional: melon or watermelon balls to decorate

How to make the perfect summer white sangria

Wash and clean all the fruits and cut into chunks or slices. Put all ingredients in a jug, cover and let soak the fruit in the wine for at least 3 hours, if you can get through the night even better.

Before serving your white sangria, add ice and pour into tall glasses with plenty of ice and fruit. The doses that have provided are for a single glass, but if you have more time you should prepare it in big quantity, in a jug or a bowl, so that the fruits can remain longer in contact with the wine.

Here is the second recipe.

Winter white sangria ingredients

1 carafe

  • 20 wine grapes
  • 10 raspberries
  • 2 apples
  • 1 pear
  • 1 sliced orange
  • 1 bottle of white wine (Sauvignon Blanc or spumante/Champagne)
  • 15 cl of peach liqueur
  • 20 cl of vodka
  • 30 cl of pineapple juice

Winter white sangria preparation

Sangria White recipe. Sangria white recipes. How to make white Sangria Wash, peel and cut all the fruits and place in a bowl with wine and all the spirits and let stand in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours or overnight.

Just before serving, add ice and pour into capacious glasses.

White sangria food pairings

Its sweet aftertaste is great, perfect for fish, chicken and seafood: prawns with rum, orange sea bass fillet, fried calamari, fish tacos, spicy chicken, ginger chicken wings, Buffalo wings.

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