Thursday, May 26, 2011

Recipe Sharing: White Sangria

I’m not normally a sangria fan…I prefer vodka. With a Sugar Free Redbull, or Crystal Light, Or Sprite, Or Straight. Whatever.

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
Making your own simple syrup is also more economical than buying it at the store. You can make as small or as large a batch as you wish and store it in the refrigerator in a well sealed bottle for around 6 months.

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

  1. Bring the water to a boil.
  2. Dissolve the sugar into the boiling water then add Mint, stirring constantly.
  3. 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.)
  4. Strain Mint off.
  5. Allow to cool completely and thicken, then pour into your wine/fruit mixture.
ENJOY! (Responsibly, that is...:))


  1. oh I want to try this! Thanks for the recipe, and who knew you could make your own simple syrup?!

  2. Love it!! And this may sound dumb but what's a "part" like a tsp?!

  3. so, you will be making this over the weekend, correct?

  4. This sounds delish - I'll have to hit up the store - the only ingredient I have here are the fresh mint leaves (bizarre - I know)...oh, and water! Perfect for the pool!

  5. Yum! I'm not a huge fan of red wine/red sangria but I'll definitely have to try this.