Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Recipe: White Sangria & Ice Pops


Sangria has been happening in our house this summer — white sangria (well, rosé by the looks of the picture above) to be exact. We like making batches when we have extra fruit on hand for weekend brunch or a late afternoon refresher. Here's the recipe for the latest version I whipped up.

Ingredients:
  • 1 bottle of dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup mint infused simple syrup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • lemon slices
  • Diced fresh fruit (I used peaches, apples and blackberries)
To make sangria, simply combine each of the ingredients above in a pitcher, give a quick stir and let sit in the fridge at least 30 minutes before serving to really let everything get happy. Once chilled, pour fresh sangria into glasses and enjoy — it can be that simple. I also like to spoon a little extra fruit into the glass if it got caught up in the spout during the pour.

Now as hard as we've tried, Mary and I haven't been able to polish off a pitcher of sangria on our own. In these cases when it's just the two of us, we've been pouring the remaining sangria into our ice pop molds to make white sangria ice pops.


Find the full recipe for these white sangria ice pops in one of my latests guest posts over on Lot18. Hint: Or save the click and just pour into molds and get those puppies in the freezer and let it freeze overnight or until hard.


Pop those suckers out and you're good to go!


Just one more great way to enjoy this grownup summer treat.  


What have you been sipping on this summer? Have you ever tried making your own sangria or do you stick to ordering out in big groups?

2 comments:

  1. Mint simple syrup for sangria! Genius, sounds delicious. I need to get making my own, the only time we've had sangria this summer was store bought :-/ Love letting everything "get happy" in the fridge :)

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    1. Happy happy as we say! Please let us know if you give it a try!

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