Fall is fast approaching (can you believe it?!), but it's still hot here in the valley and we aren't ready to say goodbye to our beloved summer days and nights. There are few things in life more satisfying than a cold glass of delicious sangria on a hot day.
With lots of time to experiment and taste test, we've created a spin on our famous sangria recipe and created a quite delicious and refreshing White Summer Sangria. It's fresh, crisp, and light; Summertime in a glass.
Our family enjoys our summer sangria on the porch with light appetizers, or next to the pond where we can feel a cool breeze dancing above the water. As I envision a summer picnic featuring this sangria, sushi, soft cheeses like goat cheese or brie, and a summer salad come to mind. There's something so romantic and innocent about this season, and our white summer sangria compliments your BBQs, gatherings by the pool with family and friends, or night at Rancho for live music (We have live music every Friday in August 5pm-9pm! View our Reservations link to learn more).
This recipe is created with our 2015 Rancho Roble Sauvignon Blanc, which features notes of green apple, and lemongrass that pairs perfectly with our light and fruity sangria recipe. I've linked the specific Mango Sparkling ICE drink that we use in our recipe below. If you are looking for something you already have in your kitchen, any mango or similar fruit flavored sparkling water should work.
We recommend making this recipe fresh and drinking right away, though you can also refrigerate it and add the frozen berries and fresh mint/ optional fresh fruit before serving.
One Bottle of Rancho Roble Sauvignon Blanc (2015)
2 Bottles of Mango Sparkling ICE
A splash of Sprite
A handful of frozen blueberries
A small handful of fresh mint or rosemary
Fresh blueberries and/or pomegranate seeds for topping (optional)
Pour entire bottle of wine into pitcher and add 2 bottles of Mango Sparkling ICE drinks as well as a splash of Sprite. Stir.
Add a handful of frozen blueberries and stir.
Top with fresh mint and optional fresh blueberries or pomegranate seeds
Have you made any of our sangria recipes? Let us know in the comments below!