Wednesday, July 21, 2010

White Sangria with Raspberries and Strawberries


I love a nice glass of pinot noir or reisling from time to time.  I like a glass of red wine too once in a while.  Nothing dry though.  I certainly would not call myself a wine snob and I am by no means well versed in the wine department.  Or really in the liquor department at all. Except maybe a REAL margarita occasionally or a strawberry daiquiri.  So what I am about to say about sangria, keep in mind, I am hardly an expert.  What I am an expert of is what taste good to me. This here sangria that I made last May and one other time since has got to be the best sangria I have ever tasted.  I have made it a few times since then.  I have been wanting to try a white sangria for quite a while now.  Something about it just didn't catch me like a good merlot mixed with some pleasing tastes though.  I did it anyway.  It was pretty good.  It wasn't slammin' but it was pleasant and went down pretty easily. Would I make it again?  Eh, I think I probably would- the right bottle of wine- the right fruits laying around... it could happen.  But really if you want a slammin' sangria, click here for the winner.

White Sangria

8 cups chardonnay*, if I had it I would have went with zinfandel
2 cups sliced strawberries
2 cups simple syrup
1/2 cup raspberry puree

Combine all and chill overnight so it has time for the flavors to develop.

*The chardonnay I used was not particularly oak-ey.  I would defintely go with a zinfandel or some light, fruity wine.

I would have liked to put some brandy in this... next time.

9 comments:

kat said...

I can see a fruitier wine helping with that, maybe a green wine from spain.

Ingrid said...

Looks good...refreshing! If I drank that's one I'd reach for.
~ingrid

The Blonde Duck said...

This reminds me of Legally Blond when Elle says, "I'm making sangria. It's really yummy."

Fresh Local and Best said...

I'm not a sangria expert, the recipe list looks good though and it sounds very refreshing.

grace said...

there are precious few alcoholic beverages that i enjoy, and sangria is one of 'em. i think the raspberry puree is a wonderful component here, and it's absolutely beautiful!

Mary said...

How gorgeous! I love sangria and this looks perfect. I hope you are having the best of days. Blessings...Mary

smoochkins said...

Hey, I wanna share your recipe with my friends in Foodista, I hope you won't mind? Just add the foodista widget for Zinfanel , and that should do it! I'm no expert really when it comes to wines but I'm just starting to love it and im still in my exploration stage. :D Found this post interesting, keep on sharing! Cheers, Amy from Australia

Mimi said...

A nice fruity summmer drink.
Mimi

Mrsjeff said...

I have made one with a Muscato wine and put peaches, oranges and limes in it. Used simple syrup and it was very refreshing. Also when you serve it add a little club soda to it for some sparkle.

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