Whether I’m by the lake, on a patio downtown, or even in my own backyard, one of my favourite things to do during the summer is to sit outside and soak it all in. We wait all year for this weather, so it’s important to enjoy every minute of it! Spending time outdoors is always fun, but it’s always made better when fun cocktails are involved. Am I right?!
One of my go-to drinks during the summer months is white wine sangria. Sangria is refreshing on a hot day and has that perfect mix of sweet, sour, and fruity flavours.
It wasn’t until a few months ago that I started creating my own cocktail recipes. I used to be intimidated by cocktails, but I’ve realized that they’re very easy to make. Aside from being a lot more affordable to make your own fancy drinks at home, they often taste better, too.
Alas, today I’m going to share with you an easy and delicious recipe for white wine sangria. It’s the perfect recipe for any upcoming summer gatherings that you might be hosting; that is, if you’re willing to share! Sangria is almost always a crowd pleaser, so you’re sure to impress with this one.
This white wine sangria is colourful, sweet, sour, bubbly and packed with delicious fruit. Bonus – it’s also very Instagrammable.
One of my favourite things about this white wine sangria recipe is that there’s so many ways to customize it. You can make it sweeter by adding more sugar. Better yet, for more sweetness, add ginger ale instead of sparkling water. If you don’t like peaches, add kiwi instead. If you don’t have any lemons, just add an extra lime. I used whiskey (because that’s what I had at home), but why not use some rum or vodka?
At the end of the day, it’s your sangria, so anything goes! I’m pretty sure that it’s impossible to screw up this recipe. That being said, it needs some time to relax and do its thing. The hardest part of this recipe it waiting for the flavours to blend. But, like a fine wine, sangria gets better with age.
White Wine Sangria Recipe:
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- 1 sliced white peach
- 5 sliced strawberries
- 1 sliced lemon
- 1 sliced lime (plus extra for garnish)
- 1/2 cup whiskey (Collingwood Whisky used)
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 bottle dry white wine (Jackson Triggs used)
- 1 can of sparkling water (Perrier used)
- Combine the whiskey and sugar and whisk to dissolve and combine.
- Pour the whiskey into your pitcher.
- Add your sliced fruit and wine into your pitcher and stir to combine.
- Let your fruit and booze mixture sit in the fridge for a minimum of 3 hours.
- Before serving, add some ice to your glasses. (Note: If you add ice to the pitcher, it will water down your sangria)
- Pour the sangria into your glasses and top with some sparkling water.
- Serve and enjoy!
Have you ever tried making sangria at home before?