Fruity White Sangria and the LYK Relaxation Station

by Chrissy

Hello friends,

I would like to introduce you all to the new summer schedule for the LYK. Since Lauren recently embarked on her adventure, we thought it necessary to take it down a notch and post when we can, throughout the week, rather than the normal Mon-Fri, 8-5, like our [real] jobs… a little change can’t hurt anyone, right?


Also, in honor of these long summer days, and even better beautiful weekends, we would like to introduce you all to the LYK Relaxation Station. What is that, you say?

 

Well, named after a large floaty raft in Pearl’s pool, we thought it a grand idea to bring the Relaxation Station to the LYK. What does this mean for all of you?

 

It’s simple, really. COCKTAIL TIME! We–and by “we” I mostly mean Pearl, because she is the mix master–will be  posting a creative little cocktail each Friday! Hurray!

 

So read up and bottoms up, because the LYK Relaxation Station is coming at ya!

Oh. Sorry about posting so late…you are about to see why I was lagging…I’ll blame it on the SANGRIA!

The Prep Work:


The loaded fruit (and I mean loaded…) is the best part, so don’t you dare think about throwing it away! Besides, it’s delicious and nutritious…well, sorta.

Slightly sweet, crisp, refreshing, & just plain magical. This chilled beverage has it all!!

ENJOY!

 

Ingredients:

1 orange, thickly sliced and cut into quarters

1 lemon, thickly sliced

1 Granny Smith apple, cored and cubed

1 ripe yellow nectarine, cubed

1 ripe yellow peach, cubed

1 green pear, cored and cubed

1 bottle of Pinot Grigio

1 bottle of Sauvignon Blanc.

2 T triple sec

1 ½ cup mineral water, orange-flavored (but unsweetened)

½ cup white sugar, finely ground

Coarse granulated sugar for rims of glass

 

Directions:

 

Wash and cut all of the fruit into chunks.

Uncork both bottles of wine. Pour the wine into your pitcher, along with the triple sec and sugar; stir to combine well. Pour in the orange mineral water. Add in the fruit pieces. Using a wooden spoon, stir slightly. Cover with plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for 1-3 hours before enjoying. The longer you wait, the better the fruit-infused wine will taste!

When you are ready to serve the Sangria, prepare the sugar-rimmed glasses. Using a lemon or an orange slice, trace it along the rim of each serving glass. Pour a few spoonfuls of granulated sugar onto a small plate and then dip the citrus-coated rims of the glasses into the sugar to coat. Fill each glass with Sangria, being sure to spoon in a heap of fruit (that’s the best part!) Serve with a wedge of fruit on the side and go to town!

 

 

Little Yellow Note: Try to find the biggest pitcher you can, so that you don’t have to worry about sacrificing some of the wine and/or fruit. Also, if the wine is a little too strong for your taste, feel free to add a splash more of the orange mineral water directly into your glass!

 

From the Little Yellow Kitchen,

Chrissy

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13 Responses to “Fruity White Sangria and the LYK Relaxation Station”

  1. Oh that looks stellar! I could use a glass..or two..today :)

  2. This must be so delicious and yes I totally agree healthy with all that fruit!

  3. Oh, delish! I love Sangria and usually opt for the red….I may have to change my mind! It’s SO hot today that would be the most refreshing drink….Loved it!

  4. I have never gotten into Sangria nor do I know much about it, but this looks so delicious! What vibrant color and yumminess! Looks very refreshing for the current hot weather.

  5. That’s beautiful! If you like crisp, fruity drinks in the summer than you need to try Crispin hard cider from MN. So delicious!

  6. Hiya, stumbled upon your blog from Maris’s list :) Looove a good white sangria! So much more summery than red, in my opinion. The flavors in here are excellent. Well done!

  7. Chrissy

    Thanks! I am glad that you found us! (We loveeee Maris’ blog…but who doesn’t?) White Sangria is just so tasty on those hot summer days!

  8. Chrissy

    Oh good idea! I would love to try that cider! I will be on the lookout for it!

  9. Chrissy

    Thanks Ann! Fortunately it hasn’t been THAT hot in San Diego, but I just know how much the other states are suffering….hence the reason why I bring you all the Sangria! :)

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