August 6, 2011

White Sangria with Nectarines, Plums, & Lemons

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Here's what I consider the perfect summer sipper!  White sangria, chock full of sweet, ripe nectarines, juicy plums, and fresh lemons, tastes oh-so cool and refreshing on a hot summer day.  Oh, and did I mention the splash of rum?  Mmmm hmmm ... I think you're going to want some of this.

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.


White Sangria
Source:  Adapted from Food Network Magazine, May 2011
Ingredients
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

Directions
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.

Enjoy!


14 comments:

  1. Oh yeah! A perfect summer sipper for sure!

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  2. A BEAUTIFUL photo and a wonderful drink. A light sangria is so refreshing. Great ingredients, i can just imagine how tasty this was

    Wonderful post, thanks for sharing

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  3. Oh man, the fun boozy summer drinks just keep on comin'! Hardly fair for the knocked-up chick. :o( I'm pinning this for next summer!!!

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  4. Beautiful and refreshing!

    Blessings, Catherine

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  5. Hi Tracey! I had saved your white sangria recipe at eRecipeCard earlier and didn't even realize it was your recipe! (I hadn't clicked past the delicious picture just yet and had just saved it in my recipe box to view later.) I just realized it was yours when you linked up! This looks delicious! We make a red sangria all the time but have been looking for a white recipe to mix it up! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  6. Erin - That's funny! Glad you thought the sangria looked good ... twice!! It is very tasty, if I do say so myself.

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  7. I put your sangria ingredients on my shopping list for this weekend! Thanks you so much for linking up!

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  8. Stopping by from Tasty Tuesday...Love Sangria...so delicious - perfect for a hot summer day! xoxo from Trinidad

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  9. Thanks! I was looking for a White Sangria recipe. Perfect for Summer!
    -Lynn

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  10. Thank you so much for sharing this at Recipe Sharing Monday. I hope to see you back tomorrow :)

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  11. Hm, I've never made sangria with plums and nectarines, but it looks great. I worked at an asian restaurant and we had a white plum sangria that had white wine, sake, peach puree, and some other fruit. You should try it, it was really good.

    -Rosie

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  12. Pinned. Thanks for sharing at Sat. Dishes ~ Paula

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