School’s Out Sangria

white sangria picnik

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.)

No stress.

White Sangria

from MyRecipes.com

Makes about 2 quarts

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  1. Stir together first 4 ingredients.
  2. Stir in half of fruit slices.
  3. Cover and chill until ready to serve.
  4. Stir in club soda just before serving. Serve over ice with remaining fruit slices.

cinemascope sangria

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2 thoughts on “School’s Out Sangria

  1. Oh, I hear you about school being out – I am so glad they are done!

    I am very interested in the sangria – I normally don’t like it because I don’t care for red wine – but I do like white, so this is something I could really get into!

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