Sangria Spritzer

I’ve been playing around with sangria recipes in search of just the right one for summer.  Red wine sangria can be to strong or too heavy and white wine sangria can be too sweet.  So I took a few things from each and came up with a recipe of my own.  The club soda makes it seem like a wine spritzer, hence the name…

Seattle Sunset Sangria SpritzerYum!

Makes 4-6 drinks depending on size

  • 1 bottle of dry rose (can substitute dry white wine)
  • 1 cup white grape juice
  • 2-4 tsp. of very fine sugar (to taste)
  • splash of club soda

Fruit – use any or all as you see fit and depending on what’s ripe

  • (1) thinly sliced apple
  • (1-2) sliced oranges or tangerines
  • (1-2) thinly sliced peaches or nectarines
  • (1-3) sliced limes and/or lemons
  • (handful) white seedless grapes cut in half 
  • (handful) raspberries
  • (5-10) sliced strawberries
  • (3-4) pineapple rings (canned is just fine)
  • mint sprigs for decoration (optional)

Mix everything but the club soda together and put it in the fridge for at least a 1-2 hours.  If refrigerating longer than 5-6 hours, don’t add the strawberries unless you’re okay with them breaking down a bit.  The flavor is just fine but they aren’t as pretty.  And if refrigerating overnight, have some fresh fruit to add the next day as garnish.

To serve, fill glass (I use tumblers) 2/3 full with sangria, add a splash of club soda, mix and add ice.  Add any garnish (mint, fruit, etc.) and serve.