Thursday, May 21, 2009

Citrus Sangria

We're expecting a warm weekend here in Portland. And I can't wait! I'm dreaming about long walks, picnics at Pittock, barbecuing and most of all, a refreshing batch of this Citrus Sangria. This effortless recipe takes just minutes to whip up and the results are rewarding. Enjoy!

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  • 1 Bottle of white wine (Riesling, Albarino, Chablis, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc)
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 3 oranges (sliced) or may substitute 1 cup of orange juice)
  • 1 lemon (sliced)
  • 1 lime (sliced)
  • 1/2 liter of ginger ale or club soda (ginger ale for those with a sweeter tooth!)


Pour wine in the pitcher and squeeze the juice wedges from the orange,lemon and lime into the wine. Toss in the fruit wedges (leaving out seeds if possible) and add sugar. Chill overnight. Add ginger ale or club soda just before serving.

If you'd like to serve right away, use chilled white wine and serve over lots of ice.

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