What better drink than a White wine citrus Sangria after a tired day of running behind your little one? I was thinking of having a drink for the evening anyway but then, I remembered that I could make a cocktail instead, to post for Parvathy's event. I was not a wine drinker myself till marriage but though it's been more than 5 years since the day I tasted wine for the first time, I have not felt like tasting any other alcoholic drink yet.
White wine Sangria also called as Sangria Blanca or Clerico is a refreshing sweet cocktail often made of White wine with thinly sliced fruits. The original Sangria is made of red wine but for me, White sangria tasted better than it's red version. Also, I found that we could mix both White and red wine to make it more interesting. Anyway, when I foraged my fridge looking for anything that could go with the wine and club soda to make a cocktail, I found few lemons and sweet lime. I found this recipe which looked perfect so I quickly got to work.
|Nutritional Information (Approx) (per serving)|
|Ingredients [Servings - 2 ]|
|White wine||250 ml|
|Club soda/ Lime soda||250 ml|
|Sweet lime||1 medium|
Slice half of sweet lime and lemon into thin slices.
Squeeze the juice out of the remaining sweet lime and lemon. Put both the slices and the juices into a pitcher.
I have used Madera from Sula wines to make the Sangria. You can use any wine (Red or white)
Pour 250 ml of White wine and 250 ml of Club soda or lemon soda into the pitcher.
Check the taste and add any sweetener (sugar or honey) if you like it sweeter. Pour into a chilled glass and enjoy!
* You can dd few mint springs to enhance the flavor.
* Add sliced/chopped berries, peaches and mangoes for a fruity punch.