I made this sangria for a visit from two of my college friends. Their first night here we reminisced about our college days, caught up about current life, and enjoyed this very scrumptious pitcher of sangria. Isn't it wonderful to catch up with dear friends? Especially the kind of friends who, even though it's been several years since you've gotten together, the friendship flows on like you've been together every day. The only down-side to my friends' visit was that it reminded me how I much I miss them. Guess I just need to make sure I see them more often!
This sangria comes together really quickly and easily. Pretty much all you do is combine wine, rum, and a touch of sugar ...
... and then stir in some sliced fruit. Chill it, and add in a little seltzer just before serving. That's it!
Grab a glass, pull up a chair with some great friends, and enjoy beating the heat with this delightful sangria.
Source: Adapted from Food Network Magazine, May 2011
1 (750 ml) bottle dry white wine (I used a blend similar to a pinot grigio)
1/4 c. light rum
2 T. sugar
2 sliced nectarines (I think peaches would work great, too)
2 sliced plums
1 sliced lemon
1 1/2 c. seltzer
1. Combine the wine, rum, and sugar in a pitcher; stir to dissolve the sugar.
2. Add the sliced fruit. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour, and up to 1 day.
3. Add the seltzer just before serving.
I would love to try this with grapes or strawberries! I think that would be delicious, too.