We are continuing to try to beat the winter blues over here at #CasaMarcela and we seem to be winning at it! Of course, it doesn't hurt that this White Winter Sangria is the perfect drink for that transition of seasons! You know the one I'm talking about... that time every year when all you want to do is drop the sweaters and bring in some gorgeous spring outfits? I mean, seriously, we're daydreaming of whites and blues, #DeLaLuz spring style! That celebration of brighter days ahead is the inspiration behind this perfect white sangria... and the deliciousness of this recipe is the perfect way to embrace the current season as well! So cheers to life as is right now, to living in the moment and dancing in the rain, and to the coming spring!
White Winter Sangria(Serves 4 to 6)
3 stalks lemongrass, roughly chopped
1 cup sugar
1 750-ml semisweet white wine, such as Riesling
1 green apple, diced into 1/4-inch cubes
1 cup pomegranate seeds
2 tangerines, sliced into 1/4-inch slices
Combine lemongrass, sugar and 2 cups water in a medium saucepan and cook, over medium heat, 15 minutes. Turn off heat and let lemongrass steep 15 minutes. Strain syrup into a pitcher and let cool. Stir in wine and fruit. Chill, covered, at least 1 hour and up to 24. Serve over ice.