Sangria is one of my favorite things to make in the summer. You can make up a big pitcher and it’s just a party in a glass. For some reason, it transports me to the beach or a picnic or a cookout– maybe it’s the fun colors. You can make infinite varieties and I love using rose and sparkling wine as well.
White Wine Sangria
1 bottle of your favorite white wine (you don’t need to spend a lot on the bottle, but make sure you would drink it on it’s own)
1/2 cup brandy (or your favorite fruity alcohol such as framboise or peach brandy)
1/4 cup sugar
6 strawberries, sliced
1/2 mango, diced
1 lime, sliced and cut in half
6 mint leaves
Combine the brandy, sugar, and half the fruit in the bottom of a pitcher and lightly muddle it together until the sugar is dissolved. Add the wine and the rest of the fruit. Stir to combine and adjust the flavors depending on how dry or fruity your wine is. You can store it like this in the fridge for a day or two, if you wish. To serve, add the mint leaves and pour over ice.