Sangria is the most fun summer drink. Hands down. If you disagree, let me try to convince you. You make sangria by the pitcher, so it requires friends to be enjoyed: fun. It’s simple: a couple bottles of wine, some fruit, and a touch of sweetness and you’ve got a party–fun! This honey nectarine white wine sangria is so bright and delicious and will definitely increase your summer fun.
It’s been a particularly warm couple of weeks. As soon as the sun comes out, everyone here rushes to outdoor spaces to sit and soak in that vitamin D. And while we’re definitely all basking in the sunshine, it’s gotten pretty toasty. Some days we need a little cooling off. A span of really hot weeks like this doesn’t happen often in the U.K. If you ask me, a light, bright sangria is just what we need to fight the heat.
This honey nectarine white wine sangria is simple, light, and delicious. A simple honey syrup lightly sweetens the sangria and adds some richness to the bright fruit and wine. As the sangria sits, the flavors meld a little and the drink takes on a gorgeous blush pink color. For this sangria, I used the gorgeous nectarines and blackberries that are in season. I think they’re flavors work really well with the honey. But if you prefer, you could always swap out the fruit for something else you’ve got in the house. A few friends, some sun, and this sangria could really make your weekend a great one.
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Honey Nectarine White Wine Sangria
This honey nectarine white wine sangria is the perfect drink to make for a crowd. It's bright, crisp, filled with yummy summer fruit and can be made up to a day ahead!
- 2 bottles white wine (I used Sauvignon Blanc, but use any crisp white you like!)
- 1/4 cup brandy (optional)
- 1/4 cup + 2T honey syrup (recipe below)
- 1 1/2 oranges, sliced thinly
- 1 1/2 lemons, sliced thinly
- 3 nectarines, sliced into 6-8 wedges each
- 1/2 pint blackberries
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/3 cup water
First make the honey syrup. In a small saucepan heat the water until it comes to a simmer. Stir in the honey and return to a simmer. Simmer for 2-3 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool. Proceed after the honey syrup is completely cooled. You can make this ahead of time and store it in an airtight container in the fridge.
In a large pitcher, stir together 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons of the honey syrup, a 1/2 bottle of the wine, and the brandy. Add in the oranges and lemons. With a wooden spoon lightly press on the fruit to release some of their juices. Pour in the rest of the wine. Add the nectarines and the blackberries and stir gently. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving. You could prepare it as soon as 24 hours in advance.
When ready to serve, remove the sangria from the refrigerator and give it a gentle stir. Fill wine glasses with ice and add several pieces of fruit to each glass. Pour the sangria over and enjoy!