Nothing says summertime like Sangria! And right now I have summer on the brain. Its Friday and its time for a drink! TGIF!
We called this Sangria “Blanca” because its made with white wine. I did a little research on google and Wikipedia says thats what its called, so there you go… Did you know that Sangria is actually named after the Spanish and Portuguese word for “bloodletting” because of its typical dark-red color? Interesting choice of name…
I am a white wine girl so I prefer Sangria Blanca over the regular Sangria. I like red wine but it gives me a head ache, sometime even after one glass so I mostly stay away from it. Debbie prefers red over white wine, but I convinced her to try this Sangria instead and she loved it. As did everyone else! My sister Sam even liked it and she doesnt like even like wine!
I think typically traditional red wine Sangria has a little brandy in it, but instead we decided to use Peach Schnapps! Yum! Gives it a little more kick than just with the wine and the underlying flavor of peaches. We use quite a bit in our recipe. 😉 It tastes delicious and its not as strong as you might think when you read the recipe, however, you can add as much or as little of it as you like.
We decided to make this Sangria with Pineapple and Raspberries because Debbie found some beautiful Raspberries at the store and Pineapple is my favorite 🙂 Sangria is great like that, you can pretty much use any sort of fruit combination. I think the juicier fruits are better and although Raspberries arent really juicy, they just add a punch of flavor.
In my opinion, sparkling Sangria is the best. We chose to use Club Soda in ours, as we do with most of our sparkly drinks, because it bubbles but doesnt have any extra sugar and it wont make the drink too sweet.
Its sweet and fruity, bubbly and a little bit tangy from the wine. Its probably my favorite Sangria to date!
- 1 bottle of dry White Wine ( we used Sauvignon Blanc)
- 13 oz of Peach Schnapps (or half a bottle)
- 2 cups of Pineapple Juice
- 2 cups of Raspberry Juice
- 1 - 2 cans of Club Soda
- 1/2 a Pineapple , peeled and chopped
- 1 cup of fresh Raspberries
- In a large pitcher or bowl, combine all the ingredients on the list starting with the top and working your way down.
- Once you have added all the ingredients, stir gently to combine.
- Serve in wine glasses or in short martini glasses and make sure to get a little fruit in each glass.
- If you like ice in your sangria, put it in the glass first, dont put it in the big pitcher or your sangria will get watered down.
- Take your glass and go sit in the sun and sip away...