Monday, July 5, 2010

White Sangria

Temperatures here in the South are approaching the century mark. What to drink on such hot days? How about a white Sangria? Choose fruit that is not overly ripe--such as mushy--but firmly ripened.

  • 2 small white nectarines or white peaches

  • 1 small green pear or green apple

  • 1 small navel orange

  • 1 bottle cava, moscato d'Asti or other sparkling wine

  • 1 3/4 cups apple juice

  • 1 1/3 cups Cointreau

  • 1 cup club soda

Slice fruit into thin bite-sized pieces. Place in large pitcher. Pour in sparkling wine, apple juice and Cointreau. If possible, refrigerate an hour ot two to draw out sweetness and floral aromas of fruit. Add club soda, and stir. Spoon some fruit pieces into glasses filled with ice, and pour. Hint: Freeze some fresh grapes and add with the ice.

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