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Thursday, March 18, 2010

White Wine Sangria

Recipe 1 - White Wine Sangria with Triple Sec

2 Large, Sweet Oranges
2 Lemons
1/4 cup Superfine White Sugar
2 - 4 TB Triple Sec
1 bottle Cheap and Fruity White Wine

Juice one orange and one lemon. Slice orange and lemon into 1/4″ semi-circles. Add orange slices and sugar to pitcher. Mash gently with a wooden spoon until juice is released from fruit and sugar is combined. Add triple sec, orange juice, and wine. Let chill for 2-4 hours. Serve over ice cubes, with a few slices of fruit in each glass.

Recipe 2 - White Sangria with Brandy

2 bottles (750 ml each) Pinot Grigio
1 cup Brandy
4 cups Passion Fruit Puree
1 cup Superfine Sugar
4 Peaches, Nectarines OR Plums, pitted and cut into 1/2-inch pieces

Stir until the sugar dissolves; taste and add more sugar if needed. Refrigerate overnight. Up to 3 hours before serving, add peaches, nectarines or plums and stir. Makes 3 quarts.

Note: Instead of passion fruit puree, substitute passion fruit nectar and reduce sugar to 2/3 cup.

Recipe 3 - White Wine Sangria with Brandy and Triple Sec

2 Bottles White Wine
1/2 cup Brandy
1/4 cup Triple Sec
1 cup Orange Juice
1/2 cup Superfine Sugar
1/2 cup Sliced Strawberries
Orange Slices
Lemon Slices
Sliced Peaches

In a large pitcher combine all liquid ingredients. Add sugar and mix to dissolve. Add fruit and chill several hours before serving.

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