Wanting something a little different for an upcoming dinner party, we thought we try making a white sangria instead of the usual red. We love the range of tart and fruity flavors in white wines, and they would work nicely with a splash of citrus and some early summer fruits. Do you have a favorite recipe?
Most of the recipes we've found include either sparkling water or club soda. While some of you might feel that this starts edging things into wine spritzer territory, we really like the crispness these bubbly beverages give the drink.
Along those same lines, we'd love to try using a sparkling wine as the base instead of (or in addition to?!) straight white. A Spanish cava or Italian prosecco sounds like a heavenly match with crushed strawberries or ripe peaches.
We also noticed that most recipes veer toward the sweet and fruity, but we'd like to try one that plays on the more tart and sour flavors in white wine. We think a good pinot grigio, for instance, could do really well paired with fruits like rhubarb, sour cherries, and raspberries.
Hear are a few recipes that looked intriguing to us!
• White Sangria from Epicurious - With sparkling cava and fresh strawberries!
• White Peach Sangria from the Food Network - Bellini meets sangria...
• Melon White Sangria from Eating Well - Keep this one for when the cantaloupes and honeydews come into season!
• White Sangria from the New York Times - This one has a triple threat of white wine, cava, and gin.
What's your favorite kind of white sangria?
Related: Summer Cocktails: The Full Round-Up!
(Image: Sang An/Epicurious)