White Sangria Sparkler

Nutrition to invigorate Mind, Body & Spirit tells us that we can make a delicious and refreshing  White Sangria Sparkler without busting out our elastic waist pants!

The gals of The Crafty Collaborative don’t often pass up a great cocktail!  We just had to test this one out!

 

Please click here to visit Nutrition to invigorate Mind, Body & Spirit and see the recipe that we followed!

 

Reviewer #1 – Amanda

Mission:  Create a delightful pitcher of sweet, slightly bubbly White Sangria

 

 

Details:

I chose two fairly cheap bottles of wine. The Souvingon Blanc was Anekena from Chile and was $10 at my local booz store. For the Vino Verde I chose Gazebo which is perfect at the cheap and cheerful price of $6! I had to use strawberries instead of the same amount of peaches due to the fact that I am partly lazy and partly trapped in my own house more often than not thanks to a traveling hubby and my gaggle of children. The fruit was frozen (minus the kiwis) which added a nice coolness and they held their shape better this way too. I also used honey instead of liquid Stevia. I don’t typically keep sugar substitutes on hand.

Tips & Tricks Learned:

I suggest starting with the wine chilled to keep your drink fresh longer. The honey was a great change and a much cheaper option than liquid Stevia.

Pros:

Crisp, fresh and strong. Just the way I like my Sangria!

Cons:

None here. This drink was everything it promised to be.

Conclusion:

I plan to make this pitcher of deliciousness several times this summer. I have a large pot of mint flourishing on my deck and it will be put to good use. Now if only I could grow grapes and start a vinyard….

Reviewer #2 – Maren

Mission: To make a refreshingly crisp sangria that isn’t too hard on the waistline!

Details:

  • René Barbier Mediterranean White Wine – one of my favorite super light, crisp [and cheap!] whites, available at Trader Joe’s!
  • Fresh fruit and mint
  • I halved this recipe, but then forgot and added the full amount of raspberries.  Oops.
  • I didn’t use Stevia… I forgot to pick it up at the store.  Another Ooops.

Tips & Tricks Learned:

We first taste tested the sangria after it had only been melding for about 2 hours.  At this point it was extremely minty!  Then we had our second glasses at about 3 hours and the peaches and raspberries were much more prevalent and the mint more muted.  We loved it both times!

Pros:

Easy, delicious and totally refreshing!  I especially enjoyed noshing on the boozy fruit after the sangria itself was gone!

Cons:

I halved the recipe!  I wanted more!

Conclusion:

This simple sangria was crisp and refreshing as promised!  I will definitely make it again!

 

 

Lovely photo of the White Sangria Sparkler taken by Nutrition to invigorate Mind, Body & Spirit


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