April 23, 2013

Summer Citrus Sangria

A truly authentic sangria doesn't have much more than fruit and wine but once upon a time a friend made a sangria recipe she found in a magazine and I've been using that as a base recipe ever since.  I have searched and searched for that original recipe so that I could credit the magazine that published it but I've never been able to find it.  If you do, please, PLEASE send me a link!

I was in a citrus mood this weekend and just happened to have a bottle of orange vodka so I decided to go with an all-citrus line-up but you can certainly change this up any way you like!


Summer Citrus Sangria
1 ruby red grapefruit (though mine sure wasn't very red!)
1 lime
1 orange
1 lemon
1 1/4 cup sugar (or to taste)
1 cup orange vodka*
1 bottle chardonnay
1 can lemon-lime soda

Clean and slice the fruit reserving half of the grapefruit.  Juice the reserved grapefruit half and add juice to a 2-quart pitcher.  Add fruit slices, sugar and vodka to pitcher and stir until sugar is dissolved.  Let fruit mixture rest for at least 4 hours (or overnight).

When ready to serve, add chardonnay and lemon-lime soda.  Serve over ice.

*I used Absolut Mandrin

Original Sangria Recipe
1 peach
1 lime
1 orange
1 lemon
1 cup sugar
1 cup vodka
1 cup triple sec
1 bottle dry white wine
1 can lemon-lime soda

Clean and slice the fruit and add to a 2-quart pitcher.  Add sugar, vodka and triple sec and stir until sugar is dissolved.  Let fruit mixture rest for at least 4 hours (or overnight).

When ready to serve add wine and lemon-lime soda.  Serve over ice.


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2 comments:

  1. When you say to let the fruit rest, should it rest in the refrigerator?

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    1. It really doesn't matter since the vodka will "preserve" the fruit and juice but I usually do pop mine in the fridge :)

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