Monday, August 03, 2009

White Wine Sangria Recipe

Your mileage with this post may vary, but I wanted to pass on a little home recipe for white wine sangria that I've found very useful. I'm a fan of Sula's Sauvignon Blanc, but most other domestic white wines arent to my liking. Often enough, our guests at dinner parties leave us with bottles of white wine that lie around forever. In case you are like us, here's a refreshing drink recipe you may enjoy:

* 1 bottle of 'good value' white wine
* 1/2 cup of sugar
* 1 sliced lime (or tablespoon of lime juice)
* 150 ml of Limca
* Seasonal fresh fruits - watemelon, muskmelon, orange, musambi, pineapple, or chikoo

Pour wine into a pitcher. Squeeze the lime into the wine. Chop the fruits into chunky wedges. Remove seeds where possible, and toss in the wedges. Add sugar and stir. Leave it in the fridge overnight for up to 24 hours before serving.

Add the Limca and stir just before serving. Serve in a tall glass. Do not strain the fruits. In case you are using this recipe just before a party and need to serve immediately, please use chilled wine to start with, and let the preparation chill in the fridge for at least 45 minutes.

Like it sweeter? Add more sugar. Spice it up! Add some mint and cinnamon. Add some zest to your party! Eat the (potent) fruit chunks.

Enjoy! Salud!

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