I've been craving sangria for two weeks now. Monday I had a meeting and the gal suggested that I soak some fruit in white wine and add some sparkling water. Easy peasy. So that's just what I did!
So this is what you need:
Start preparing your sangria early afternoon so it'll be ready for dinnertime.
Go to the salad bar at the grocery store and get a selection of fruit from the salad bar. Pick a variety of fruit to suit your needs. This will save money on buying lots of whole fruit since we only need 2-3 cups of fruit. Strawberries, blueberries and raspberries are always good too.
Also, get a flavored sparkling water to add more pizzazz to your white sangria. I picked mixed berry to enhance the fruit flavor.
And, have you tried the the line of Cupcake Wines? SO GOOD!
Cut your fruit into small pieces and place in a bowl. I ended up with 3 cups which was kind of a lot. Unless you want to serve your sangria with a fork for your sangria fruit salad I suggest 2 cups. But I liked having some fruit to eat on. Wine soaked fruit is good for you, RIGHT?
Pour 1 cup of the wine over the fruit.
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator to soak for a minimum of 4 hours. You can soak overnight too.
When you're ready to get your drink on, pour the fruit and wine mixture into a pitcher. Add 2 cups of white wine and 2 cups of sparking flavored water and give it a quick stir.
You'll have wine and sparkling water left over (about a cup each). That's fine because you'll have fruit left over for a refresh. My pitcher happens to have a supper tight lid to keep my sparkling fizz. But if your pitcher is smaller or doesn't have a tight lid it's good to have wine and sparkling water left over to add to the remaining fruit.
Also, after you pour the sangria you may want to top if off with a splash of the sparkling water.
CHEERS! Have a great weekend & Happy Father's Day!