It is mid-June, and it means it’s time for Sangria cocktails! White sangria is a lighter and fruitier drink than red sangria, and, therefore, it is perfect for sipping at the pool, sharing it with friends at cook-outs, pool parties, etc. I love to add apples to sangria – they add wonderful flavor to the cocktail and also taste great with all the alcohol soaked up! As you can see in the photos, I added both green apple (Granny Smith) and red apple (Gala), along with peaches and oranges, for presentation purposes as well as because they both add individual flavors to the drink! So good!
It’s quite easy to make, once you have all ingredients in place. Just place all ingredients, including fruit but excluding bubbly stuff, into the pitcher. You may also leave out some fruit (especially if it won’t fit with others in the pitcher) to freeze it and use it for ice when serving!
Make sure to refrigerate the sangria overnight or for at least 8 hours (up to 12-16 hours) – all the flavors will have time to combine, and the fruit will soak up the liquor and will be so delicious! There is a marked difference in the drink if you don’t let it sit in the fridge for several hours. When it’s time to serve, cut the sangria with ginger ale or soda or sparkling water right before serving. Then, fill the rest with white sangria and fruit!