Thursday, July 7, 2011
White Sangria for Summer
Now that we're in the thick of summer, a cool, refreshing, standy-by drink is something everyone needs in their life. And mine is this glorious White Sangria.
Usually I favor towards reds, but something about the summer heat, grilling in the backyard (or in our case, the area behind our garage... boo), the evening light, and some playful company makes white seem so much more appropriate. All it takes is a bottle of your favorite chardonnay, some oranges and lemons, sugar (of course), and a splash of Grand Marnier (or other citrus liqueur). Pair it with some grilled fish dusted with cumin, a bright salad filled with summer's bountiful vegetables, and you've got a summer feast fit for your best next-door-neighbors.
Borrowed from The Brown-Eyed Baker.
Bottle of Chardonnay
Two Oranges (one sliced, one juiced)
One lemon (sliced)
1/4 cup of sugar
Two tablespoons Grand Marnier (or other citrus liqueur)
Place oranges and lemon slices in pitcher and pour in sugar. Gently crush fruit and sugar with a wooden spoon. Pour in orange juice, Grand Marnier, and wine. Chill for a few hours.