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.
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.
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.
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.