There’s a group of women I love. They are my heart’s sisters. Some of us have met face to face and some remain on each other’s bucket lists. To celebrate friendship with women who inspire, be it your mother, your sister or neighbor, make a pitcher of Sangria to enjoy!
This refreshing and easy recipe from the Rioja winery, Bodegas Franco Espanolas.
2 bottles Franco Espanolas Royal White 100% Viura white wine
½ cup white sugar
1 small melon
A bunch of white table grapes
2 cinnamon sticks
1 cup Orange liqueur (Cointreau)
1 can lemon/lime flavored soda (7Up, Sprite,…)
Clean all fruit and dice (maintain the peels in all the fruit except the kiwis) Reserve in a bowl.
1 day before the event, pour 1 bottle of Franco Espanolas Royal White 100% Viura into a large pot adding the sugar and warm the mixture without boiling. Remove from the heat.
Add the spices (cinnamon sticks and cloves) to the mixture, cover and let rest for 30 minutes.
Transfer the mixture from the pot to a larger container (large bowl). Add the second bottle of Franco Espanolas Royal White wine, diced fruit (reserve some for garnish), orange liqueur (Cointreau) and mix delicately. Place the bowl in the fridge for 24 hours.
Before serving, add the can of lemon/lime soda to the mixture. Pour into a high glass half full of ice.
Garnish with the reserved diced fruit (grapes, melon,…) in a skewer.
The Franco Espanolas Rioja Royal White may be purchased for $10 per bottle.
You may also want to try the Franco Espanolas Red Sangria Recipe!