Nothing says summer like hanging out on the deck or at the pool sipping sangria with friends. My favorite recipe is a lighter version of the traditional ruby sangria because it’s made with white wine rather than red. I serve it in a clear beverage jar so I can load it up with lots of colorful fruit like lemons, limes and oranges. It looks as good as it tastes.
1/2 c. white sugar
1/2 c. triple sec (or other orange liqueur)
1/2 c. brandy
2 (750 ml) bottles dry white wine
1 (750 ml) bottle club soda, chilled
1 c. lemon, thinly sliced
1 c. lime, thinly sliced
1 c. orange, thinly sliced
*you can also add kiwi, strawberries and grapes – almost any fruit works!
In a large chilled pitcher, combine sugar, orange liqueur, brandy and white wine. Cover and refrigerate for 2 1/2 hours. When ready to serve, slowly stir in club soda to taste. Add all fruit and some ice. Pour a glass and ENJOY!