RECIPE — “White Wine Sangria”
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The beauty of any type of Sangria is that you can enjoy the many flavors all year ’round. A perfect accompaniment to any holiday gathering, Summer poolside party, sitting in front of a raging fireplace in the Winter…just use your imagination. The beauty of the following simple White Wine Sangria recipe is that it is as delicious as it is easy, and it only gets better as you add your favorite fruits! Let your imagination run wild and have some fun with this. Enjoy!
WHITE WINE SANGRIA
1 Bottle of white wine (Riesling, Albarino, Chablis, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc) — 2/3 cup agave nectar — 3 oranges (sliced) or may substitute 1 cup of orange juice) — 1 lemon (sliced) — 1 lime (sliced) — 1/2 liter of ginger ale or club soda (ginger ale for those with a sweeter tooth!)
Pour wine in the pitcher and squeeze the juice wedges from the orange, lemon and lime into the wine. Toss in the fruit wedges (leaving out seeds if possible) and add sugar. Chill overnight. Add ginger ale or club soda just before serving.
If you’d like to serve right away, use chilled white wine and serve over lots of ice.
Additional Ideas: sliced strawberries, peaches, handful of fresh blueberries, raspberries, kiwi, a shot or two of gin, brandy or rum, a cup of citrus-flavored soda pop.