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!
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Reviewer #1 – Amanda
Mission: Create a delightful pitcher of sweet, slightly bubbly White Sangria
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.
Crisp, fresh and strong. Just the way I like my Sangria!
None here. This drink was everything it promised to be.
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!
- 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!
Easy, delicious and totally refreshing! I especially enjoyed noshing on the boozy fruit after the sangria itself was gone!
I halved the recipe! I wanted more!
This simple sangria was crisp and refreshing as promised! I will definitely make it again!