June 4, 2012 20:43 by Suzy
Summer is officially here! Other than my killer Margaritas, this is my standby cocktail for summer gatherings. It's perfect for a cookout or Sunday brunch...light and refreshing and not too sweet.
Another great thing about this recipe is that it's adaptable...you can use whatever fruit you have on hand, or whatever your favorites are. I always keep the lime and the orange, but sometimes I'll switch out the pineapple with sliced fresh peaches or maybe some watermelon. Other times I will add grapes to the mix. Ooooo, strawberries would be good too...now I want to make another batch!
White Wine Sangria
adapted from Cuisine at Home
1/2 cup hot water
1/2 cup sugar
1 bottle (750 ml) dry white wine (I use Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc)
3/4 cup brandy
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 pineapple, cut into chunks or rings (or see other fruit suggestions above)
2 cups club soda, chilled
raspberries for garnish
Combine hot water and sugar in a pitcher and stir until the sugar is dissolved.
Wash lime and orange very well, then slice into rounds.
Combine lime and orange slices, wine, brandy, vanilla and pineapple with sugar water in pitcher. Chill at least 2 hours, or overnight.
Just before serving, gently stir in club soda. Pour over ice and garnish with raspberries.