Jun. 30th
2007
written by scott

white wine sangria Red wine sangria is great and all, but on warm summer evenings, nothing beats it’s lighter, crisper counterpart. As an added bonus (aren’t I generous?) the fruit makes a tasty desert when the booze runs out!

Makes: 3/4 gallon
Total kitchen time: 15 minutes

Shopping list:

  • 1 cheap bottle of chardonnay or white zinfandel, sweet
  • 1/2 lieter tonic water
  • 2 oz brandy
  • 1 cup strawberries, sliced
  • 1 pear, cored and sliced (bosc or d’anjou work well)
  • 1 peach, sliced
  • 1/4 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • ice
  1. Add the sliced fruit, sugar and 2 cups of ice to large pitcher. Muddle with a muddler or the back of a big wooden spoon. You aren’t trying to make a fruit smoothie (and the presentation is much nicer if the fruit are shapely) so just try to get some of the fruit oils released.
  2. Add the wine and brandy. Cover and refrigerate until you’re ready to server. Add the tonic water and top the pitcher with more ice. Pour into tall glasses or wine goblets, letting some of the fruit fall into the glass.

This drink is to yuppies what the mint julep is to Southern, aristocratic tobacco farmers. Serve along side a polo shirt and a heightened sense of worth.

11 Comments

  1. Mary
    07/06/2008

    mmmmmmm I just made this for a dinner party – very nice! Thank You!

  2. Cynthia
    03/07/2008

    looking forward to giving this one a go. Excellent idea I’ll be passing it along!

  3. 03/07/2008

    YUM! Sounds like an amazing sangria recipe! :)

  4. Michele
    03/07/2008

    Just a quick question. What size bottle of wine. 750 or 1.5?

  5. 03/07/2008

    Hi Michele,

    The recipe is sized for a 750ml bottle of wine. But depending on how you like your parties to go, 1.5 may also be suitable :-)

  6. 03/07/2008

    Hi Scott… I saw Scott’s food blog on Daily Candy! You are big time now, how exciting. Will we get to sample this creation on the deck delightful tomorrow? Congratulations to my 2nd favorite chef! ;)

  7. Erin
    09/07/2008

    Very, very, very good! I made this for a party last night and ended up drinking most of it myself. I loved it and so did everyone else (at least those who got a taste).

  8. 09/07/2008

    I’m so glad to hear you all enjoyed this recipe so much!

    So, what would you like to see next?

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