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Friday, April 20, 2012

White Wine + Mint Sangria

Last week's girls night started out in the kitchen and subsequently we were so caught up with cooking and chatting that we stayed in there almost the entire evening. Sure, our bruschetta was scrumptious but, let's be honest, the proximity of the booze also had a lot to do with it!

This white wine sangria was fruity, fizzy but not too sweet. And since it's filled to the brim with fruit can I go ahead and say it's even border line good for you?? Well, maybe not but it sure is delicious! Adding a few leaves of fresh mint makes each serving crisp and refreshing. I'd even go far enough to say it's my favorite drink at the moment and will probably become one of your favorites too. This is a perfect picnic party drink, if only the weather would hurry and warm up!


 
Photos via Anja- I was too busy sipping sangria + munching bruschetta and forgot to snap a pic!

All you need...
2 bottles pinot grigio (or your favorite white wine)
350ml Cointreau (orange liqueur)
500 grams (bite size piecesof fruit such as...
mango, raspberry, blueberry, blackberry and apple 
1 liter sparkling water
Fresh mint leaves
Hint: use frozen fruit, it's inexpensive and keeps the sangria chilled!

Four simple steps...
1. Combine wine, liqueur and fruit in a large pitcher or container 
(a big soup pot works just fine, why not?!)
2. Mix well and refrigerate for a few hours
3. Fill individual glasses half full with sparkling water, add sangria
4. Garnish with fresh mint

Booze free alternative: Combine bits of fruit + Orangina + mint, yum!

Let me know if you try this recipe! And don't forget to check the Friday List Link-Up with Company of Clever. Have a happy weekend!


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3 comments:

  1. um, this looks like the PERFECT boating accessory if i do say so myself. now i'm just going to protest for the sun...as soon as it comes out again, im makin this blueberry or blackberry or raspberry sangria or some combination. ill be sure to let you know how it comes out...if you're not already drinking it with me! ;)

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    1. yeah, seriously the sun needs to hurry up and shine already! but i will drink this tasty sangria with you any day rain or shine! :)

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