White Wine Sangria Recipe (revisited)

white_sangriaThis makes a nice cold, refreshing sangria that won’t make you sloppy like MadMen’s Roger Sterling after a 3-Martini lunch, since it is low in alcohol. This white sangria tastes like a crisp, tart lemonade, but much less sweet.

To make your own little pitcher of Summer, start by chilling a bottle of a bottle of cheap, fairly sweet Riesling or any other tasty cheap, fruity and crisp white that you like.

Melt a healthy tablespoon of good honey into a cup of apple juice and then let cool.

Juice 2 lemons and two limes into a pitcher and then fill with ice. Pour in your apple juice and the bottle of wine. Slice another lemon and lime to garnish, stir it all together and drink cold.

This can even be iced down several times and not get watery. It is a great refreshing drink for sitting outside in the Texas heat tending a smoker full of ribs, or hanging out at the pool. Just enough alcohol to keep the mood, slightly mellow, but not enough to get drunk, even when drinking it like lemonade. What could be better on a hot Summer day?

You can doctor this up in any way that you like, but I prefer this crisp, light version. Adding some cognac, brandy, other fruits, or even some fruit schnapps might suit your tastes more, though. Personally, I’d rather keep it light and drink a lot more of it.

Amy and I would like to wish you all a great Labor Day Weekend! Have fun and stay safe! Cheers!

  • Delicious! I'm in Barcelona at the moment and loving trying all the local Sangria recipes. I haven't tried white (blanco!) sangria yet, will have to seek it out :)

    • I am SERIOUSLY jealous! That sounds like a fantastic trip.

  • Sounds perfect for daytime, I'm a big fan of tart citrusy drinks. I wonder how a touch of Orangina would do in this? Have a great 4th you two!

    • I'm sure it would be great! Yesterday when I made this I added a lot of orange slices, squeezed a few oranges into, and even added a splash of OJ from a carton. It was quite tasty. Let me know if you try it.

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  • Sounds and looks really good!
    <3 Lindsay

  • Oh my goodness, this sounds divine!


  • Oh my goodness, this sounds divine!


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  • mmm! I wish it was at least a little later in the day than 7am….. Beautiful presentation, and fantastic tips!

  • mmm! I wish it was at least a little later in the day than 7am….. Beautiful presentation, and fantastic tips!

  • loosejuice

    Looks like a good recipe. Here's an article I found on a pretty good Lambrusco: http://terranovawine.com/blog/?p=237

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