June 8, 2011

Easy and Delicious White Sangira

Holy hotness, Batman!  I'm sure glad to have a working air conditioner these days!  

I don't know about you, but when I think of summer, I think of sangria.  I realize that makes me sound like an alcoholic, but I promise you that I'm not.  There's just something about a cool, fruit-filled sangria that makes me want to sit on the deck and enjoy the summer sun.  

A few years ago, my coworker introduced me to this amazing white sangria that has been my favorite ever since.  The best part is that it's super easy - the only alcohol you need is a bottle of white wine.  And who doesn't have a bottle of wine lying around, right?!  And since you can use any kind of wine, this is a great way to use the bottles you wouldn't normally drink.  (We can't let good wine to go waste!)   

1 bottle of any white wine
2/3 cup sugar
1 cup orange juice
16 oz of lemon-lime pop (or soda )
1/2 cup raspberries
1/2 cup strawberries
1/2 cup orange slices
1/2 cup lemon slices
1/2 cup lime slices

To a large pitcher add wine, sugar and organe juice. 
Mix well.
Add fruits
Chill or add ice cubes (or wine cubes if you want to take a cue from Melissa)
Add the pop right before serving