Sangria Sundays are back! Now that Summer produce is creeping into local supermarkets, I have decided to reinstate “Sangria Sunday”. On these heavenly days of the week, Scott and I test out new Sangria recipes. Sometimes I create new recipes, other times I simply test existing recipes (this recipe is from Ingrid Hoffmann). This week’s version, “Green” sangria, highlights kiwis, green apples, and green grapes and is paired with orange liquor and a crisp, clean Sauvignon Blanc. (I used “2 Buck Chuck,” the value wine label distrusted by Trader Joe’s. Each bottle is $2.99 – hence the name.) I was pleasantly surprised by this light and refreshing sangria – definitely a winner!
Like most sangria recipes, this one is quick and easy to assemble. For best results, I suggest allowing your fruit, sugar syrup, and liquor to “marinate” overnight. This really helps to meld the flavors. Because Sangria is best made the night before, it’s a great addition to any entertaining menu. Your guests will love this fruity wine cocktail – no matter the occasion. A brunch would benefit greatly from a light and refreshing sangria, (much like this particular recipe) while a casual, spicy dinner would pair well with a more traditional red sangria.
Enjoy this fun new Sangria twist that highlights some of our favorites green fruits!
Recipe: Green Sangria