Wednesday, November 17, 2010

White Wine Sangria w/orange liqueur for Thanksgiving Day!

This white wine sangria recipe is tasty, easy, and pleases a crowd in this crisp, Fall weather. Takes advantage of the autumn apple season, of course, and a kick of Citronge orange liqueur gives it a holiday lilt.

Naturally, the alcohol in this recipe is guaranteed to take the edge off for any Thanksgiving host(ess). Blessed be. Happy Thanksgiving!

White Wine Sangria with Orange Liqueur
Serves: 12-20
Prep time: 20-30 minutes
Ingredients:
  • 2 chilled bottles crisp, dry, unoaked white wine like pinot grigio or sauvignon blanc
  • 1/4 to 1/3 small (375mL) bottle of Citronge orange liqueur, or similar -- to taste
  • 2-3 crisp, heirloom variety red apples, like Fuji, Braeburn, Honeycrisp, etc., diced how you like (but a 1/2-inch to 3/4-inch dice works well)
  • 1-2 green Granny Smith apples, diced
  • 2-4 navel oranges, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 bunch red globe grapes or similar
  • 1/4-1/2 liter or so ginger ale (Schweppes is the best mainstream brand, IMHO)
  • Punchbowl or big ole pitcher
Assembly:
  1. Slice 1 orange and 1 apple into wide, flat slices for garnish.
  2. Dice your fruit. Don't make the mistake I made of cutting your grapes in half, as they will cease to float. See? No grapes in the pic above. Bummer!
  3. **Pour white wine over your cut fruit so that the apples don't brown. Fun fact you probably already know: The acid in white wine offers the same preventive magic for apple browning as lemon juice!
  4. Put all of the cut fruit in wine into the freezer until go time, so that your fruit can serve as ice cubes for the punch!
  5. Mix everything together in a punchbowl or pitcher, adjust for taste, and have at it!

**If you have time to make an ice ring out of the punch ingredients, that is particularly ideal. The Shop Tart taught me that one!

4 comments:

  1. Going to give a try, looks great

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  2. making it right now!

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