Summer is officially over in two days. It went by so fast. There were some unbearably hot days and some nice cool, breezy ones and there were even days with storms that left us without power (twice). I enjoyed it all though. I made a lot more cocktails than food (a bad thing, I know) but this made for a more fun summer! This sangria right here is a twist on the traditional one that uses red wine. I’m not a big red wine fan but there’s always white wine in my house so instead of making a “hard liquor” cocktail, one hot summer day, I decided to make this sangria early in one weekend morning so my PIC and I could sip on it later that afternoon. It was definitely a light, yummy drink. A big hit with us both.
1 Bottle of white wine ( I used Sauvignon Blanc)
1/2 cup St Germain (elderflower liqueur)
1/4 cup vodka
1-2 apples (sliced)
1 orange (sliced)
1 lemon (sliced)
4 limes (sliced)
2 peaches (sliced)
10 strawberries (sliced)
1/2 liter of ginger ale or club soda (ginger ale for those with a sweeter tooth!)
1. Pour wine in the pitcher and add the slices of fruits.
2. Chill overnight. Add ginger ale or club soda just before serving.
3. If you’d like to serve right away, use chilled white wine and serve over lots of ice.
Bye For Now…