Sangria is one of my very favorite cocktail recipes, especially during the summer months. It has all of the qualities that make a perfect warm-weather drink… light, refreshing, fruity, and easy to make! Sangria can easily be made in bulk, which is why it’s one of my go-to cocktails for entertaining a larger group of guests. Whether you’re dining al fresco, entertaining poolside, or just looking for a refreshing summer sip, this White Sangria is the beverage for you!
One of my favorite things about this recipe is the ease of preparation. It’s such an easy drink to make and can be prepared well in advance. Select fresh fruits of the season that you enjoy, pair with a dry white wine, and champagne or prosecco (Tiffy Tip: you can adjust the sugar to suit your palette). This recipe can even be modified to make the perfect mocktail by eliminating the alcohol and opting for sparkling water instead of champagne.
The Best Turkey Burgers
- 1 pound lean ground turkey
- 1 whole egg beaten
- ½ cup zucchini grated
- ½ cup carrot grated
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- ½ teaspoon chili powder
- ½ teaspoon cumin
- ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
- 4 brioche hamburger buns split and toasted
Toppings of your choice: lettuce, tomato, pickle, onion, mayonnaise, mustard, ketchup
- Preheat grill to 400 degrees.
- In a large bowl, combine turkey, egg, zucchini, carrot, garlic, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper. Gently mix ingredients together and form into 4 patties.
- Place patties on the grill. Cook approximately 5 minutes per side or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees; turning only once. Transfer to buns and top with your favorite toppings.
~When selecting wines, I like making white sangria with a crisp, dry white. I enjoy the delicate flavor of Sauvignon blanc but a great substitution would be Pinot Grigio, or a dry rose.
~Substitute an orange flavored liqueur for the brandy. Cointreau, triple sec or grand marnier.
~I prefer a less sweet cocktail option and there is quite a bit of natural sugar in this recipe. I shy away from added sweeteners when I prepare as I use cointreau and that’s enough sweetener for me. You can add pure cane sugar, sugar substitutes, simple syrup, honey, light agave nectar.
~Fruit selections…so many fabulous options. Berries, grapes, pineapple, mango, kiwi, apples, peaches, cherries, the options are endless.
This White Sangria is perfect for a hot summer day! I hope you all enjoy this refreshing and delicious recipe! Enjoy!