crisp, cool, fruity

crisp, cool, fruity

Emre and I were brainstorming what to make for our friend Katie’s 21st birthday.  He came up with sangria.  Perfect for a hot day in our air condition free apartments.  To make the gift complete, we gave her the sangria in a classy glass pitcher from Crate and Barrel.  I think it would be pretty as a flower vase too.

We used the fruits that were in our kitchen.  I think you could do many combinations of fruit, as long as you have some citrus in there.  This recipe is not super sweet, so add the peach nectar or simple syrup if you want a sweeter drink.

White Wine Sangria:

1.5 liter of dry white wine (we used James Arthur Field, cheap and decent)

1 orange, sliced thinly

1 peach, skin on, sliced

1 lemon, sliced thinly

1 lime, sliced thinly

1 apple, skin on, sliced

1 pint of strawberries, cored and sliced

1 cup of fresh mint leaves

peach nectar (optional)

Layer the fruits in a large pitcher.  Pour in the wine.  Let the flavors meld in the fridge for a couple hours.  Serve in glasses and add peach nectar to taste.

emre took this picture of the sangria right before we poured in the wine

emre took this picture of the sangria right before we poured in the wine

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