This weekend was the official start of summer vacation in our household. The school year is finally finished and I’ve turned off my alarm clock. To celebrate, I mixed up a batch of White Sangria to enjoy on the back porch while I take a deep breath and let my shoulders return to their normal relaxed position.
Traditionally, Sangria is made with red wine and winter spices. I call this the summertime version, with white wine and citrus juices. It’s a light and refreshing beverage to sip throughout the summer.
Here’s what I do – I mix up the wine and juices and keep that part in a pitcher in the refrigerator. Then, when I’m ready to drink it, I pour some in a glass, top it with the club soda, and garnish with citrus slices. This works well for parties, too.
(Make some lemonade for the kids with the leftover lemonade concentrate, and use the rest of the limeade concentrate for Margaritas.)
Makes about 2 quarts
- 1 (750-milliliter) bottle dry white wine
- 1 cup thawed orange juice concentrate
- 1/3 cup thawed lemonade concentrate
- 1/3 cup thawed limeade concentrate
- 1 navel orange, sliced
- 1 lemon, sliced
- 1 lime, sliced
- 3 cups club soda, chilled
- Stir together first 4 ingredients.
- Stir in half of fruit slices.
- Cover and chill until ready to serve.
- Stir in club soda just before serving. Serve over ice with remaining fruit slices.