Sunny White Sangria

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on May 14, 2011

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When the sun won’t shine for your birthday party, make a Sunny Sangria instead. :)

I’ve been gearing up the past couple days for my birthday party tonight. We’re having about 25-30 people over so it should be a great time! This makes the first of two birthday potlucks this weekend. We have another with family tomorrow at our place too. Hopefully, the house is still standing by then, but I’m not making any promises. ;) My actual birthday is Monday and Eric is taking me out for dinner.

I better loosen my belt!

For today’s party I’m making Sunny White Sangria, Raw Triple Berry Fruit Crisp, Homemade Edename Hummus & veggies, chips & Nacho cheeze sauce, salsa, and Eric is going to fire up the BBQ. Friends are bringing along a savoury or sweet dish, so I have a feeling there is going to be a ton of food!

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Back to this Sunny White Sangria. You know, the one I was taste-testing at 8am this morning? Sometimes a birthday girl just needs a little wine for breakfast to kick off her day.

I’ve actually never made a White Sangria before, only red, so this was a new experience for me. I thought a White Sangria would be nice and Spring-like. Being the fruit lover that I am, I loaded this with orange, lemon, lime, mango, and pineapple slices, kissed with orange juice and natural cane sugar. It turned out pretty darn fantastic and I’m sure it will taste even better after chilling for the next 8 hours.

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Sunny White Sangria

Adapted from Oprah.

Ingredients:

  • 2 bottles dry to semidry white wine, such as Pinot Grigio or Chardonnay
  • 2-3 cups orange juice (freshly squeezed preferred), to taste
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 2 limes, sliced
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 1 can pineapple chunks with juice
  • 1 large handful frozen mango chunks
  • 3/4 cup natural cane sugar, or to taste
  • Club soda (optional) (I will add 1 can before serving)
  • Ice, optional

 

Directions: Add everything except the sugar into a large pitcher and stir well. Add sugar to taste and adjust until your desired sweetness is achieved. Chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours prior to serving. Before serving, you may add some club soda & ice if desired. Taste again and add more sweetener if necessary.

Note: I made a double batch, so you can always cut this in half using 1 bottle of white wine.

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Sangria, I’ll see you tonight! muhauha.

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In the meantime, I have some deck updates for you…

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Eric took a few days off work this week and Shayne and Dan helped him each day. They got so much done! It was such a great week weather-wise for deck building too.

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I’m so excited to be able to walk straight out onto the deck from the back door! I can’t believe I can finally walk on the deck now.

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There will be stairs going down in the middle (and stairs on each end).

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I think they are doing such a wonderful job. You’d never know that a professional didn’t do this.

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When Eric made the deck plan, he wanted to include a couple sections with diagonal boards and they turned out really nice. It was a bit more work with math & measuring, but the result was worth it.

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This is all that remains for the base. After this comes the railing and stairs. The weather is calling for rain for a week straight, so it probably won’t be touched until end of next week, unless that changes!

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I’m off for a little hot yoga to kick off my day and then back to work getting this place ready for tonight.

Coming up, I have a delicious Raw Triple Berry Crisp to share. Have a great Saturday!

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Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner May 15, 2011 at 6:42 am

I love your deck!!! My parents have always wanted one. :)

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Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers May 15, 2011 at 6:43 am

The deck is coming along so well! Will Eric come build me one when he’s done???

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Crissie May 15, 2011 at 8:17 am

the Sangria looks great! Now…I’ll be looking for a red one :)
Happy Birthday!

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Jane Plass May 15, 2011 at 8:32 am

Happy birthday! Enjoy your celebrations! The sangria looks great; thanks for sharing the recipe.

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Dolores May 15, 2011 at 9:29 am

Hope you had a GREAT birthday!!! Love how the sangria looks!!!

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[email protected] May 15, 2011 at 9:43 am

YUM! I have never had a white sangria before, but it won’t be long now;)

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marla {family fresh cooking} May 15, 2011 at 9:49 am

Yay for birthdays! Sounds like a fun potluck you have planned with friends – just think next year you will all be hanging out on that deck! They will all love this bright and fruity sangria. xo

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Tori (Fresh Fruition) May 15, 2011 at 9:56 am

Wow, that deck is going up fast! Looking so good!

I’m underage, so no sangria for me! :(

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Molly @ RDexposed May 15, 2011 at 10:39 am

Summer in a pitcher!

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Catherine May 15, 2011 at 10:49 am

This sangria looks so light and refreshing. I will definitely try it this summer! Hope you had a fun party. Happy Birthday, Angela!

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Katy (The Singing Runner) May 15, 2011 at 11:37 am

Mmmm looks/ sounds delicious! :D

The deck looks good!

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Kath (My Funny Little Life) May 15, 2011 at 12:11 pm

What a wonderful recipe! It looks so beautiful and refreshing, like the perfect drinkon a warm summer evening! :D

And you got quite the work done! This will be a beautiful place when it’s finished! :D

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[email protected] May 15, 2011 at 2:19 pm

wow beautiful pictures! the drink looks so refreshing. And the deck is obviously lookin’ amazing~Eric’s talented Angela!

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Ali May 15, 2011 at 4:42 pm

What a fantastic looking deck and a fresh and fruity sangria!
Happy Birthday!

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Alexandra Aimee May 15, 2011 at 5:17 pm

Happy Birthday Angela!

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Aggie May 16, 2011 at 8:33 pm

Love white sangria!! Looks perfect! Happy birthday and happy decking…it’s going to be beautiful!

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Rebecca @ How the Cookies Crumble May 16, 2011 at 9:41 pm

White sangria looks great! Yum!

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Mary @ Delightful Bitefuls May 18, 2011 at 10:45 am

Oooo that sangria looks SOOOO delicious!!

Mary xo
Delightful Bitefuls

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ShopDropNRoll May 21, 2011 at 8:23 am

Happy Birthday Angela! The Sunny White Sangria recipe looks to-die-for….my birthday is coming up in just a few weeks as well and I’m thinking that will be making an appearance during the festivities… yum! Can’t wait to try it out!

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Renee May 21, 2011 at 7:52 pm

Your sangria looks delite – ful! I’ve also got a bottle of elderflower liquer/liquor that i think might go nicely as a serving splash.

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Stephanie May 25, 2011 at 11:15 am

How much sangria does it make? Do you think it will fit in my 66 oz pitcher or should i just halve the recipe?

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Stephanie May 25, 2011 at 12:19 pm

I’m not adding the club soda or the full 3 cups of oj either. I just bough a bottle of oj to use so thats…15 oz.

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Heide M. March 25, 2018 at 8:02 pm

Will have to try this sangria. Thanks for posting.

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