Cocktail Confessions: Four Delicious & Seasonal Spring Cocktails (page 4)

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white sangria2 Cocktail Confessions: Four Delicious & Seasonal Spring Cocktails

Photo by Arianna Armstrong: http://grapesmart.net

If you like to mix up some antioxidant rich wine with your springtime sinfulness (or would like to make a faux cocktail that is kid-friendly), Arianna Armstong of Grapesmart has concocted a delicious Spring/Summer Sangria with white wine which also as a booze-free version for your thirsty babies.

Most people are familiar with the fruity red version of this tasty adult beverage. This recipe actually makes a light and refreshing white sangria.

I knew the basic components of this drink, but it took fiddling around in my test kitchen (and by “test kitchen” I mean the shoebox in my apartment where I reheat stuff), to get it just right. I also tried the recipe with two different wines (shush, Grandma – it’s not because I’m a lush and will find any excuse to drink!), to get it just right.

WHITE SUMMER SANGRIA

4 oz. of a fruit-forward Sauvignon Blanc – something from California or New Zealand

1 Tbsp brandy

1 Tbsp Peach Schnapps

2 oz. white cranberry juice

Serve chilled, with raspberries, strawberries, peach slices and thinly sliced granny smith apple to garnish (optional)

WHITE SUMMER “SIN-GRIA”

4 oz. white cranberry juice

2 oz. sparkling water

Serve chilled, with raspberries, strawberries, peach slices and thinly sliced granny smith apple to garnish (optional)

  • What is your favorite spring/summer cocktail recipe? What do you like to pair it with? Share with us in the comments!


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