Winter White Sangria

Note: If you’re going to make this sangria, make it 4-24 hours in advance to let the fruit marinate.  The longer the better 🙂

I needed a sangria recipe for the holidays, and I wanted to try something a little different.  The Fall Sangria is delicious.  It’s full, has body, is sweet, won over our friends, but was not a hit with the older adults in my family.  I made this sangria for my family yesterday when they visited us for the day.  It disappeared.  My mom, a wine aficionado and Cabernet fiend, loved this white wine sangria.

This is great for the holidays because it’s light, not too sweet, and very refreshing.  When the holidays fill you up with food, the last thing you want to make is a heavy sangria.  This Winter White will appease all parties, even those red wine hounds.

Winter White Sangria

  • 1 1/2 Cups Triple Sec
  • 2 750 ml bottles white sparkling wine (Dry is preferred and can be very cheap!  Don’t forget you’ll be adding more stuff into this so forgo the flavor)
  • 1 Cup apple juice
  • 1 sliced granny smith (green) apple (remove the skin)
  • 1 sliced red apple (I used a red delicious; remove the skin)
  • 1/2 cup Orange juice (no pulp)
  • 1 sliced orange

Directions:

  1. Peel and dice the fruit, drop into a pitcher.
  2. Pour the rest of the ingredients in the pitcher, and let sit in the fridge for 24 hours.
  3. Serve with mint leaves as garnish.

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