July 22, 2009

Summer Fruit White Tea Sangria




Ingredients:
1 bottle fruity red wine
1 cup brandy
1/2 cup triple sec
2 mangos, cubed
1 crisp apple, small dice
1 apricot, peeled and diced
1 large orange, halved and sliced
1 cup boiling water
1 white tea bag
2 teaspoons sugar


Directions:
Pour the boiling water into a cup with the sugar and tea bag. Allow to seep 3-4 minutes. Stir to dissolve the sugar. Pour the wine, brandy and triple sec into a large pitcher. Stir. Add the tea and the fruit. Refrigerate at least 6 hours before serving or overnight.

My thoughts:
This is a smooth, not too sweet sangria that is perfect for summer sipping. We had tea infused sangria for brunch at a restaurant one day and I thought we could make an equally or possibly more delicious version at home. And we did. It is immensely sippable drink pairing wonderfully with almost any summer meal from breakfast (ahem, brunch) to dinner. It has a tropical sort of feel and the tea, although present, isn't a overpowering force.

15 comments:

  1. wow! this looks like a perefcet sangria..

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  2. Your recipe pairs two of my beverage infatuations. Looks absolutely delectable!

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  3. That looks and sounds so refreshing and awesome! I was just contemplating a wine-tea cooler the other day.

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  4. I dig sangria like nobody's business, but I've never thought to add tea. Love the idea.

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  5. Adding tea is quite the genius idea!

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  6. Sounds so delicious and looks super refreshing! I love the idea of adding tea to sangria.

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  7. Lovely. And the color is so intense looking- bet it's delicious.

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  8. Bet the white tea plays well with these flavors. Great call, Rachel!

    Very tempted to add this to the drink menu for my next party! Or maybe just make it tonight for myself!

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  9. Wow, sangria with mangoes...must be delicious...can only imagine...yummie!

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  10. I love sangria,and this version with the white tea sounds like a great twist!

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  11. I love your version of the sangria with the addition of the tea,...yummie!

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  12. I love the idea of adding tea to sangria - well done! This looks fantastic :)

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  13. Yay!! I was just going to start looking for a sangria recipe. My best friend is getting married and we're taking her to the spa for mani's/pedi's... then heading out for tapas & wine... I was going to make a big pitcher of sangria to bring to the spa to get things started... this might be the perfect recipe!

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