Sunday, August 23, 2009

Sangria with White Wine

White Wine Sangria 1

I found this lovely pitcher at the thrift store when I was in Portland visiting my folks. Loved the silver filigree design. Only $2.95!

On a later visit, I saw it with a cap and on a pedestal that looked like it would hold a tea light. Anyone know what these pitchers are used for? Just to keep your coffee hot? Mulled wine perhaps? I was tempted to buy another, but I already had this one and just use it for juices and sangria.

Not that anyone really needs a recipe for sangria...

But hey, it's Regional Recipes time and we're celebrating Spain!

I'll let you in on a little secret though. My red wine sangria and my white wine sangria? The same thing! Bwahaha. I'm so lazy. The only variation is the color of wine and what fruit I have on hand.

White Wine Sangria 2

Sangria with White Wine

For one pitcher, you'll need:

1 bottle of white wine of your choice
2 12-oz cans of 7-Up, or any other clear carbonated soft drink
As much sugar as you'd like
Diced and sliced fruit such as raspberries, pineapples, apples, pears, oranges, lemons, peaches, grapes, etc.
Ice cubes

If you're impatient like I was, dice and slice the fruit of your choice and add them to an empty pitcher. Add in the wine and two cans of 7-Up. Then add sugar to taste. Add the ice cubes and enjoy.

For better flavor though, I suggest adding the bottle of wine to the fruit and about 3 tblsp of sugar. Let it sit in the fridge for several hours. This allows the fruit to really sweeten and soak in the flavors of the wine, and for the wine to mellow and chill. Before serving, add the 7-Up and ice cubes.


White Wine Sangria 3

White Wine Sangria 4

White Wine Sangria 5

I'm submitting this recipe to Regional Recipes, a food blogging event created by Darlene of Blazing Hot Wok, in which a different culture and cuisine is explored each month. Please read the Regional Recipe rules to see if you'd like to participate. Darlene is this month's host and we're spotlighting Spanish cuisine.

My other Spanish recipes:
Chickpeas with Sausage, Raisins, and Walnuts
Sangria with Red Wine
Tortilla de Patatas (Spanish Potato Omelet)

1 year ago today, Noodle World - Alhambra.
2 years ago today, Hibiscus Leaf and Pomegranate Mixed Greens Salad.


  1. hi wc - that pitcher is really pretty! what a bargain!

    i always like trying out new sangria recipes - it's the perfect excuse to make tapas too!

  2. Living in the cave that I do, it wasn't until a few months ago that I had Sangria -- and it was white wine Sangria. Very tasty.

  3. $2.95! That's a steal! Such a great buy.

    Your sangria looks refreshing. I'm going to make a red version with lemonade :)

  4. Nice find on the pitcher! Can't say I know what it is used for precisely, but it is still plenty beautiful, especially full of sangria, haha.

    Only thing I could suggest is using either simple syrup (lemon infused would be divine!) or super fine sugar, you can make your own by pulsing it in your food processor.

  5. Love sangria! Another Spanish drink I love is coke and red wine. No kidding. I had a Spanish friend in college who used to drink it all the time.

  6. Canine Cologne,
    I saw another like it with the lid and stand. I wonder what it's used for? The stand makes me think it can be heated. Mulled wine? Coffee kept hot?

    What? Sangria only a few months ago?

    I love bargain hunting!

    You know, simple syrup is so easy, but I'm sooo lazy! :P

    I've heard of people putting Coke into their red wine sangrias too.

  7. I have a very similar carafe with the stand and ornamental cap; I'll be using it to keep my tea warm after I clean it up.

  8. Blogger by Trade,
    It's so pretty, isn't it? I wish I had seen the one with the cap and stand first, but I like this just fine as a pitcher.

  9. I have one of these that I also found at a thrift store. Later, I found out that it is used to warm "mulling spice" wine (red) typically around the holidays. The "tea light" in the base warms the wine. You can make your own from scratch (add the spices to the red wine) or buy a small box of mulling spices to add to the wine at your local winery or speciality store. --Teri in Erie, PA

  10. Terimln,
    Ah, so my mulled wine guess was correct! Unfortunately, my cousin's husband broke my pitcher. :( No wine, mulled or otherwise.


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