Although the wine used in a traditional Sangria is a dry Red wine, I wanted to use the bottle of White Wine I already had... So I looked up a couple of websites, and finally settled on a recipe that used fresh Grapes, Apples, Mint and White wine....served chilled over ice, it is - simply put- absolutely delicious... with freshness of the fruit and the kick from the wine, it is perfect to enjoy with friends (or just by yourself!) on a warm summer evening!
- 1 Bottle (750 ml) White Wine (sparkling or still, your choice)
- 250g fresh Green Grapes (seedless)
- 1 bright red Apple, plus 1 for garnish
- 2-3 tbsp finely powdered Sugar
- Juice of 1/2 lime
- 6-7 fresh Mint leaves
- 1 tablet of Vitamin- C ( if you're making this in advance)
1.) Wash the grapes and drain. Peel and core 1 of the apples and chop into cubes. Squirt with some lime juice to keep them from browning.
2.) Puree the grapes along with the apples, sugar, mint leaves and vitamin C tablet. The Vitamin C tablet has ascorbic acid, which keeps the colour of the Sangria a fresh green for a long time. Add some of the wine to the pureed fruits ( about 1 cup), and puree again till well combined.
3.) Strain the fruit-wine puree through a sieve. Stir in the remaining wine, and pour into a jug and chill for about an hour or so.
Serve over ice garnished with some sliced apple.... Cheers! :)