Sangria is traditionally made with red wine, but for a change I decided to make a white wine sangria using a local chenin blanc.
This time last year my eyes were taking serious strain. I had gone for the most expensive multi focal lenses and for the first 3 months they worked really well. But, within 6 months I was not seeing as comfortably as when I had first got them. My left eye seems to be deteriorating much faster than my right. This made my left eye feel tired after working all day. It got more and more difficult to read novels and use the iPad. And eventually the strain of trying to see properly got too much for me. I decided to go and see a new optometrist in the hope something could be done to help me see better. She decided that making the left lens stronger than it needed to be would be the way forward. I am not yet sure if this solution will work in the long-term.
But, 3 months in I am still managing to read with more ease than I was last year. And this is of course reason to celebrate. We have had some lovely hot days and I felt that a white wine sangria would be the perfect drink. I started off with the wine content being too strong. After a few sips I decided to add more citrus juice to the mix. It made for the perfect lunch time drink. It is also very refreshing which was a bonus given the heat wave. You can make this more festive by using champagne rather than wine. If you do so, be sure to stick with a Brut so as to not make it too sweet. Which option would you go for? The wine or the bubbles?
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White Wine Sangria
- 750 mls Chenin Blanc or chardonnay
- 600 mls soda water
- 600 mls mandarin juice
- 60 mls campari
- 30 g pomegranate arils
- 100 g raspberries
- 100 g blueberries
- Place the wine, soda water, juice and campari into a decanter
- Stir gently to combine
- Add the pomegranate and berries and leave to macerate in the fridge for an hour before serving
Inspiration published on Lavender and Lime November 13:
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- 2015 – In My Garden November 2015
- 2014 – Cinnamon Ice Cream
- 2013 – Ultimate Cookery Course
- 2011 – Secret Santa 2011
- 2010 – Something Sweet Challenge: Traditional