However, a few weeks ago, I stopped by my mom’s house and she had just made white sangria. It. Was. Fantastic. And STRONG. And very pretty too (all the colors, you know…)
So, here is my mom’s recipe for white sangria that you should make TODAY. (Or you could perhaps wait for the holiday weekend…I guess that would be more appropriate.):
Makes a pitcher of sangria
- 3 Bottles of dry white wine such as Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardanay (Just use cheap wine – Trader Joe’s)
- Simple Syrup (add to taste, the recipe below requires less to get sweetness)
- Fruit ( Strawberries, Pineapple, orange slices, apple slices, Star Fruit, Kiwi)
- Fresh Mint Leaves
Rich Simple Syrup - With this variation you can use less syrup than a cocktail calls for.
Cook Time: 5 minutes; Total Time: 5 minutes
2 parts sugar
1 part water
Crushed Mint Leaves
- Bring the water to a boil.
- Dissolve the sugar into the boiling water then add Mint, stirring constantly.
- Once the sugar is dissolved completely, remove the pan from the heat. (Note: Do not allow the syrup to boil for too long or the syrup will be too thick.)
- Strain Mint off.
- Allow to cool completely and thicken, then pour into your wine/fruit mixture.