When it comes to Sangria, I am a traditionalist. It is red wine with citrus fruits added. However, when I posted my Classic Sangria Recipe several people referred me to white wine sangria recipes and She Who Must Be Obeyed “suggested” it would be nice to have some white wine Sangria. Who was I to argue?
I started by pitting the cherries. Then I gave them a squeeze and dropped them in a pitcher.
I peeled a peach by putting it in boiling water for 1 minute and slipping the skin off. Then I coarsely cut the fruit off the pit and put it in the pitcher.
I coarsely cut the nectarine off the pit and put it in the pitcher.
I cut the 1/2 lemon, 1/2 lime and 1/2 orange into quarters. I squeezed each quarter over the pitcher and dropped it in.
I added the wine and sugar to the pitcher and let it sit overnight.
Pour a glass 1/2 full and add 2 ice cubes. Top up with club soda and serve.
This may change me to a white wine sangria drinker. It is fresh and tasty with a nice fruit flavour against the tart of the citrus and wine. I will be making it again.
The Old Fat Guy
- 12 sweet cherries
- 1 nectarine
- 1 peach
- 1/2 lemon
- 1/2 lime
- 1/2 orange
- 50 ml (1/4 cup) sugar
- 1.5 liter (6 cups) white wine
- club soda
- Pit the cherries.
- Squeeze each cherry over a pitcher and drop them in.
- Peel the peach by plunging it in boiling water for a minute and then peel the skin off.
- Slice the fruit off the pit and put it in the pitcher.
- Slice the fruit of the pit of the nectarine and drop it into the pitcher.
- Cut the 1/2 lemon, 1/2 lime and 1/2 orange into quarters.
- Squeeze each quarter over the pitcher and drop it into the pitcher.
- Add the sugar to the pitcher.
- Put the wine in the pitcher and stir to dissolve the sugar.
- Put the pitcher in the fridge for a minimum of four hours to overnight.
- Pour a glass 1/2 full of the wine mixture.
- Add 2 ice cubes and top the glass off with club soda.