Happy Independence Day! Are you all planning anything exciting? Family get togethers? Beach picnics? Stay at home and avoid the holiday crowds? No matter what your holiday plans are I have a great 4th of July recipe for you.
What's a summer holiday without a refreshing signature drink? We all need something nice and cold to sip on during the hot summer months. This white wine sangria is seriously yummy and is a snap to put together. And it's healthy since there's fruit involved, right? Right??
I used a Reisling since I wanted the end result to be nice and sweet. It was a great compliment to the strawberries! Make this at least a day in advance - two days would be best - and you will be rewarded with a beautiful red-tinged sangria that is loaded with tangy and sweet fruit flavor.
That sounded like a commercial for Starburst.
Of course fruits that are in season are going to have the best flavor, so feel free to switch ingredients to your taste. Summer strawberries are at their peak, so take advantage!
White Wine Sangria
1 bottle white wine (not too dry)
1 pint strawberries, cut into quarters
1 pint blueberries
1 pint raspberries
1 red apple, sliced
1 bottle sparkling water (Voss, Pellegrino)
In a large pitcher, combine wine and fruit. Stir gently and let chill at least overnight. Serve with a splash of sparkling water.