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White Sangria

July/August 2007

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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.


White Sangria

Makes: 6 servings, 1 cup each

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Ingredients

  • 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

Preparation

  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.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Prepare through Step 1, cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day. Finish with Step 2 just before serving.

Nutrition

Per serving: 198 calories; 0 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 20 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 0 g fiber; 14 mg sodium; 191 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (20% daily value) Vitamin A (15% dv)


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Recipe Categories

Ease of Preparation
Easy
Type of Dish
Beverages, alcoholic
Total Time
15 minutes or less
Servings
6
Meal/Course
Dinner

Season
Spring
Summer
Fall
Health & Diet Considerations
Gluten free
Publication
July/August 2007
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