White Sangria

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From: EatingWell Magazine July/August 2007

OK, so it's kind of a contradiction for a sangria, which is named for its blood-red color, to be made with white wine, but once you've tasted this festive thirst quencher it won't matter a bit. Pieces of mixed summer melons are the perfect match for a crisp Sauvignon Blanc.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • 1 1/2 cups mixed colorful bite-size melon pieces, such as cantaloupe, honeydew, Ogen or Charentais
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 750-ml bottle crisp white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 2 tablespoons Triple Sec, or other orange-flavored liqueur
  • 3/4 cup sparkling water, or club soda
  • Ice cubes
  • Lime or starfruit slices, for garnish
  • Small mint sprigs, for garnish

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  1. Stir melon and sugar together in a large pitcher. Let stand for 15 to 30 minutes to draw out the juices.
  2. Just before serving, stir wine, brandy, Triple Sec (or other orange liqueur) and sparkling water (or club soda) into the pitcher. Add ice cubes to 6 glasses. Fill the glasses with the sangria, spooning some of the fruit into each glass. Garnish each drink with a slice of lime (or starfruit) and a sprig of mint.
  • Make Ahead Tip: Prepare through Step 1, cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day. Finish with Step 2 just before serving.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 cup
  • Per serving: 198 calories; 0 g fat(0 g sat); 0 g fiber; 20 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 9 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 17 g sugars; g added sugars; 687 IU vitamin A; 11 mg vitamin C; 14 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 14 mg sodium; 191 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: 1 1/2 other carbohydrate

Reviews 1

May 28, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
This is a refreshingly light Sangria that is always a hit! I've served it at open houses and barbeques. Everyone loves it. Be sure and use the fresh mint and lime. Makes for a great presentation. Quite refreshing! Pros: NULL Cons: NULL