Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Strawberry White Sangria
I love Sangria. I have never made it myself because I always thought it was hard until I read a fellow Nestie's blog. This is from TPOX's Blog- Proceed with Caution. My BF doesn't like mint so I left it out for him and it was still really good.
Strawberry Mint Sangria
Adapted from Sangria: Fun and Festive Recipes by Mittie Hellmich Serves 4 to 6.~
2 cups strawberries, hulled and sliced
1/2 cup fresh mint leaves, approximately 20 leaves.
1 1/2 ounces brandy (I omitted)
750 ml bottle dry white wine, chilled (I used Barefoot Sauvignon Blanc)
12 ounces club soda, chilled (I used one can of Sprite Zero)
I also added a little bit of strawberry/pineapple juice we had in the house.
About 3 cups ice cubes
In a large (at least 2-quart) glass pitcher, combine the strawberries, mint, and brandy. Slowly pour in the wine, stirring gently. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or as long as overnight. (Remove the mint leaves from the sangria after 2 hours.)
When ready to serve, add the club soda and stir gently with a long-handled wooden spoon. Fill highballs, wine glasses, or other decorative glasses with ice cubes and slowly pour the sangria over the ice, allowing strawberry slices to fall into the glasses. Garnish each glass with a mint sprig, if desired.