Friday, July 5, 2013

Refreshing Summer Sangria

Happy Friday all.  I hope you are all finding ways to keep cool.  Summer is definitely here.  And boy has it been hot and humid.  The current spate of very hot weather across much of the USA calls for creative ways to keep cool. One way I choose to beat the heat is with my Refreshing Summer Sangria.  It is light, fruity, delicious and the perfect start to the weekend.   
 
This refreshing summer sip will quench your thirst and please your palate. Prepare it for an outdoor party or a day in the backyard. 
 
There are a number of different ways to make Sangria, but this White Sangria recipe is my favorite.   It’s doesn’t have a strong alcohol taste and the fruit blends very well with the wine.
 


 
 
 








This sangria takes about 10 minutes to assemble in a large pitcher. Take the time to prepare it in the morning so the sangria has several hours to develop its fruity flavor. Pull it out when dinner is ready to serve that evening.
 

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle white wine (Such as Spanish Rioja)
  • 3 ounces Cointreau
  • 2 ounces triple sec
  • 1 cup of fresh orange juice
  • Simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water brought to a boil for 2 minutes in a small saucepan) and cooled (I use 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water)  Leftover syrup can be stored in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator for 1 month.
  • Fresh peaches, oranges, apples, and strawberries sliced.  Also add blueberries and raspberries.
  • Sparkling soda water, for topping off glasses of sangria.
 

Directions

Combine sugar, Cointreau, Triple Sec, orange juice and Rioja wine in a large pitcher. Add fresh fruit and chill sangria several hours. To serve, spoon fruits into glasses or goblets.  Top glasses of sangria off with a splash of soda water and serve over ice and enjoy.
 

4 comments:

  1. That does look refreshing and inviting. We have been having rain and heat in WV.

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    1. Hello Betty,

      This sangria is indeed very light and refreshing. Especially on a hot summer's day. I hope the rain has stopped by you.

      Thanks for visiting.

      Janet

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  2. Lovely setting for a cozy afternoon. The drink sounds marvelous. Thank you for the recipe.

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  3. Hello Angela,

    Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving me your nice comment. I do hope that you give this recipe a try.

    Janet

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