Video:Tips for Making White Sangriawith Sharon Sevrens
White sangria is a fun, refreshing twist on the classic Spanish punch. Watch this video from About.com for useful tips on making delicious white sangria.See Transcript
Transcript:Tips for Making White Sangria
Hi, I'm Sharon Sevrens, the proprietor of Amanti Vino in Montclair, NJ. I'm here with About.com to give you some great tips on how to make white wine sangria.
Choose a Dry Wine for White Sangria
Planning a party that calls for sangria? No problem. We have plenty of tips for you here. For starters, you need a bottle of dry white wine, it can be pretty much anything. You don't want to do something too expensive because you're going to be adding all sorts of ingredients to it. You want to make sure that it's not oaken because the oak will clash with a lot of the fruit flavors that are in the sangria.
Add Brandy and Fruit to White Sangria
You take your bottle of wine and you cut up lots of different fruit. It's up to you which fruits you use. Take 2-4 shots of any brandy. I recommend Cointreau because those orange make it so that the fruit that you pick doesn't have to be fully ripe. Some of the fruits that I like, although it really is up to you, are citrus fruits. I put a lot of lemons, limes, and oranges into my sangria. I also like to add strawberries for a nice touch.
Tips for Serving White Sangria
Put the mixture in the refrigerator the night before, and then when you are ready for your party, you want to add club soda or ginger ale to taste, pour over crushed ice, and add fruit to garnish. If you want some adaptations, you can play around with lots of different brandies. One that I like to work with is ginger liqueur because I find that ginger adds a nice bite to the sangria. Have fun.
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