Golden Summer Sangria2013 Nov 18 | Written by: Zye Angiwan | Tags: Cocktails, Drinks
There may be many ways to beat the heat, but the best is arguably with a glass of your favourite drink, preferably one that’s been chilled and goes down smoothly. The flavours of summer come together in this light, cooling recipe for a golden summer sangria. You can substitute berries and other citrus fruits as you wish, or add and subtract ingredients according to taste. Imagine holding a glass of this deliciously fruity concoction while lounging by the pool, swinging in a hammock, eating brunch in the breezy outdoors or generally just melting your cares away – it’s a blissful picture, indeed.
Golden Summer Sangria
- 135 ml Calvados or other apple brandy/liqueur
- 750 ml dry white wine
- 2 1/2 tbsps sugar
- 1 lime, thinly sliced
- 1 lemon, thinly sliced
- 1 small orange, thinly sliced
- 1 pear, peeled, cored, cut into wedges
- 2 ripe peaches, cut into wedges
- 2 green apples, cored, cut into wedges
- 10 strawberries or raspberries, hulled and sliced
- handful of fresh mint leaves, shredded or chopped
- soda water or seltzer, to top off sangria
- Mix the wine, Calvados or liqueur and sugar in a large pitcher or jug. Stir to dissolve the sugar.
- Add the fruit and mint in. Cover and chill for 4-5 hours.
- To serve, pour sangria into glasses or goblets and top off with a splash of soda water or seltzer.
- Add ice cubes and garnish with more mint and lemon slices, if desired.