The choice of wine plays a crucial role in the overall taste of the sangria. This recipe gives you the flexibility to choose between a dry white wine or a rosé wine, depending on your personal preference.
A dry white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio, brings a crisp and light profile to the sangria. Its subtle citrus undertones and delicate flavors provide a harmonious base for the fruity elements of the recipe. The dryness of the wine ensures that the sangria remains refreshing and doesn’t become overly sweet.
Alternatively, a rosé wine adds a touch of elegance and a slightly fruitier note to the sangria. The blush color of the wine enhances the visual appeal of the drink, making it even more enticing. The hints of red fruits in rosé wine, like cherries or raspberries, blend seamlessly with the strawberries and watermelon, enhancing the overall flavor profile.
I find it’s best to find a crisp, dry white wine as a base.
Easy Summer Sangria
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup brandy
- 1 cup strawberries halved (fresh or frozen)
- 2 cups watermelon cubed
- 1 bottle dry white wine or rose wine 750mL
- Add sugar and water into the bottom of a pitcher. Stir a few times. Add brandy and stir to dissolve.
- Add in strawberries, watermelon and pour in the bottle of wine.
- Stir and let sit in the refrigerator for an hour or overnight (preferable).
- To serve, fill a glass half full with ice, pour in sangria and enjoy!