White Sangria

I know it’s only Monday, but it’s never to early to start planning for the weekend.  This Sangria recipe has a nice fruity flavor but is not overly sweet… which can be dangerous because it’s easy to go back for more.  

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 large bottle Chardonnay (1.5 liters)
  • 1/2 cup Bacardi
  • 1/2 cup Triple Sec
  • 3/4 cup simple syrup
    • Use 1:1 ratio of sugar to water
  • 1 – 12 oz. can concentrated frozen Minute Maid Lemonade, thawed
  • 1 – 20 oz. can Dole Pineapple Tidbits
  • 1 lemon, sliced thin
  • 1 lime, sliced thin
  • 1 orange, halved and sliced thin
  • 6 strawberries, sliced
  • 12 oz. club soda (reserve to use before serving)

HOW TO MAKE IT

  • Make the simple syrup and let it cool to room temperature
  • In a large bowl, combine the wine, rum and triple sec – stir well
  • Add in the thawed lemonade, simple syrup and pineapple juice and tidbits
  • Add in the fresh fruit and mix everything together
  • Ladle the sangria – fruits and all – into your pitcher(s)/serving container
  • Allow to “marinate” for at least a few hours – if you can make it the morning of or night before, it’s even better
  • Right before you’re ready to serve the Sangria, add in the the club soda and stir
  • When serving, fill the glass with lots of ice before filling and be sure to add some fruit to the cup, too!