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WHITE CITRUS SANGRIA

Sangria has been my summer beverage of choice for as long as I can remember, so over the years my friends and I have perfected the recipe! Our White Citrus Sangria is a crisp and refreshing white wine-based drink that’s perfect for summer parties, backyard barbeques, or even camping. This sangria is really easy to drink (maybe a little too easy!) and people who don’t drink wine usually like it, too. It’s a crowd-pleasing recipe that’s fun to make with friends, so next time you’re entertaining, try it out — it always gets the party started!


WHITE CITRUS SANGRIA

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Ingredients

(Makes enough for a good party! But if you’re hosting 8+, double this recipe.)

Alcohol

• 2 bottles of White Wine (citrus-based, dry whites like Sauvignon Blanc or Vino Verde work best)
• 1 bottle of Peach Schnapps (500 ml)

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Mix

• 1 can of Aranciata Rossa (Blood Orange) San Pellegrino
• 1 can of Aranciata (Orange) San Pellegrino
(Note: I also like Limonita (Lemon) or Pomello (Grapefruit) San Pellegrino in this recipe!)
• 2 cans of Soda Water

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Fruit

• 1 Grapefruit
• 1 Orange
• 1 Lemon
• 1 Lime

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Note: We usually split ingredients between everyone who’ll be drinking the sangria — one person brings wine, one person brings schnapps, and one person brings mix and fruit, etc.


Directions

1. Add white wine and peach schnapps to a large beverage dispenser.

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2. Add San Pellegrino, then soda water. We like our sangria not too sweet, but if you prefer sweeter drinks you may want to add more San Pellegrino and less soda water. Make sure to taste (and stir) as you go!

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3. Slice and squeeze 1 grapefruit, 1 orange, 1 lemon and 1 lime into the mixture, reserving a few slices to float on top. We like ours pretty citrus-y, but again, if you prefer sweeter drinks you may want to add more orange and less grapefruit, lemon and lime.

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4. Pour the sangria into wine glasses, add a fun straw, and garnish with a slice of citrus. Enjoy!

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Note: If you have leftover sangria (which doesn’t happen often), you can totally freeze it! Then, when you want to drink it, just allow it to unthaw about about 30 minutes — it’s delicious as a slush.


WHITE CITRUS SANGRIA
Serves 8
Sangria has been my summer beverage of choice for as long as I can remember, so over the years my friends and I have perfected the recipe! Our White Citrus Sangria is a crisp and refreshing white wine-based drink that's perfect for summer parties, backyard barbeques, or even camping. This sangria is really easy to drink (maybe a little too easy!) and people who don't drink wine usually like it, too. It's a crowd-pleasing recipe that's fun to make with friends, so next time you're entertaining, try it out -- it always gets the party started!
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Prep Time
15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Alcohol
  1. • 2 bottles of White Wine (citrus-based, dry whites like Sauvignon Blanc or Vino Verde work best)
  2. • 1 bottle of Peach Schnapps (500 ml)
Mix
  1. • 1 can of Aranciata Rossa (Blood Orange) San Pellegrino
  2. • 1 can of Aranciata (Orange) San Pellegrino
  3. • 2 cans of Soda Water
Fruit
  1. • 1 Grapefruit
  2. • 1 Orange
  3. • 1 Lemon
  4. • 1 Lime
Instructions
  1. Add white wine and peach schnapps to a large beverage dispenser.
  2. Add San Pellegrino, then soda water. We like our sangria not too sweet, but if you prefer sweeter drinks you may want to add more San Pellegrino and less soda water. Make sure to taste (and stir) as you go!
  3. Slice and squeeze 1 grapefruit, 1 orange, 1 lemon and 1 lime into the mixture, reserving a few slices to float on top. We like ours pretty citrus-y, but again, if you prefer sweeter drinks you may want to add more orange and less grapefruit, lemon and lime.
  4. Pour the sangria into wine glasses, add a fun straw, and garnish with a slice of citrus. Enjoy!
Notes
  1. Note: If you have leftover sangria (which doesn't happen often), you can totally freeze it! Then, when you want to drink it, just allow it to unthaw about about 30 minutes -- it's delicious as a slush.
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What are your favourite summertime drinks? I also love a good Mojito, or Tuscan Mule! If you try my White Citrus Sangria, let me know how you like it in the comments or tag me on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. Use the hashtag #justinecelinarecipes in your recreations on social media so I can find them!

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Thanks to the Haraburdas for hosting a super fun barbeque and letting me take over their beer pong table to shoot the images for this post! And thanks to Feed Feed for featuring this recipe in their Sangria Feed. If you love sangria, check out the other recipe in the feed, they look delicious!


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  • Reply Janice May 27, 2016 at 11:33 am

    I’m going to need to invite myself over to a friend’s terrasse because my tiny balcony is apparently going to get fixed this summer, so no drinking on the terrasse for me 🙁
    But I bet if I brought over all the ingredients to make this at a friend’s house, they probably wouldn’t complain too much about the imposition! Hah!

    • Reply Justine May 27, 2016 at 11:55 am

      That sounds like a plan, Janice! This recipe is definitely a crowd pleaser — I actually shot it right before a barbecue at a friends place. 🙂 Many rounds of flip cup ensued on this table afterwards. Haha!

  • Reply MDIVADOMESTICA May 27, 2016 at 11:37 am

    Sign me up! Perfect for a backyard summer party with friends and family. The citrus tones and layers in your recipe would be very complimentary to a variety of menu options. Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply Justine May 27, 2016 at 12:01 pm

      Thanks for stopping by and for the feedback! Please report back if you try it!

  • Reply Shareba May 27, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    Sangria with Peach Schnapps? Um, yes please! This looks like a great summer sipper!!!

    • Reply Justine May 27, 2016 at 12:43 pm

      Thanks, Shaerba! It is so delicious and requested often among our friend group!

  • Reply Carrie May 27, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    I am a huge fan of sangria. That said, I have never tried white Sangria before (I know, it’s crazy!) Definitely trying this.

    • Reply Justine May 27, 2016 at 2:26 pm

      Awesome Carrie! I also love red sangria, but the white version is so much lighter and more refreshing during summer months. It also offers less of a headache the next day if you’ve over-indulged! 😉 Cheers!

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    Thank you for some weekend inspiration! That is, if the sun comes out 😉
    I agree with you…sangria that’s not too sweet is the way to go. Thanks for sharing! I’ll definitely have to give this one a try.

    • Reply Justine May 27, 2016 at 3:27 pm

      Thanks for the comment, Kimberly! If the sun does grace us this weekend and you try the recipe I’d love your feedback. Cheers!

  • Reply Leslie-Anne May 27, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    This recipe is exactly what I wish I was drinking this very second after a very long week and a sticky humid day here in Toronto.

    • Reply Justine May 28, 2016 at 10:38 am

      Thanks, Leslie-Anne! It is so refreshing on a hot day. 🙂

  • Reply Teresa May 27, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    So smart to boost the flavour with those Pellegrinos! I like a dry, flavourful sangria and I’ll have to keep this one in mind for when the sun comes back to Vancouver.

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      Hey Teresa! I like to use better-for-you ingredients whenever possible and I’ve never been a fan of high-sugar pops, so I love the crisp, fresh taste of the Pellegrinos with this dry sangria! If you try the recipe this summer I’d love your feedback. Cheers!

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