Passionfruit White Wine Sangria Recipe
Mellowood 2017 Sangria
1 bottle of 2017 Mellowood Marsanne (white wine)
2 apples, sliced
2 Asian pears, sliced
1 lemon, sliced
1 orange, sliced
2 passionfruit, pulp scooped out
1/4 cup tequila or rum (adjust to taste)
1/4 cup simple syrup (optional, adjust to taste)
1. In a large pitcher, combine the sliced apples, Asian pears, lemon, and orange.
2. Add the passionfruit pulp to the pitcher, along with the tequila or rum.
3. Pour the 2017 Mellowood Marsanne into the pitcher and stir gently to combine the ingredients.
4.Add simple syrup to sweeten the sangria. Start with a small amount and adjust to your taste preferences.
5. Place the pitcher in the refrigerator and let the sangria chill for at least 2 hours, allowing the flavors to meld together.
6. Just before serving, add a generous amount of ice cubes to the pitcher and stir gently.
7. Pour the passionfruit sangria into glasses, making sure to include some of the fruit slices in each serving.
8. Garnish with additional passionfruit slices or a sprig of mint, if desired.
9. Serve chilled and enjoy!
Feel free to make any additional modifications to suit your personal taste preferences. Cheers!
Frequently Asked Questions:
1.Can I use a different type of wine instead of Mellowood 2017 Marsanne?
Yes, while Mellowood 2017 Marsanne adds a unique flavor profile, you can substitute it with another white wine of your choice, such as a Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc.
2. What other fruit combinations are best for sangria?
Sangria is versatile, and you can experiment with various fruit combinations based on your preferences. Popular choices include berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries), peaches, pineapples, grapes, and citrus fruits (lemons, limes, oranges). Feel free to mix and match fruits to create your perfect blend.
3. How long should fruit sit in sangria before serving?
It's generally recommended to let the fruit sit in the sangria for at least 2 to 4 hours before serving. This allows the fruit to infuse its flavors into the liquid and results in a more vibrant and flavorful sangria. However, if you prefer a more subtle fruit taste, you can serve it immediately.
4. Should you soak fruit in sangria?
Yes, soaking the fruit in sangria is a common practice. Soaking allows the fruit to absorb some of the flavors from the wine, enhancing their taste and making them juicier. It also adds a decorative touch to the sangria. However, it's not mandatory, and you can choose to serve the sangria with freshly cut fruit if you prefer a crisper texture.
5. What can I use instead of rum or brandy in white sangria?
If you prefer to skip rum or brandy in your white sangria, there are alternative options. You can use vodka or a flavored liqueur like peach schnapps or elderflower liqueur. Alternatively, you can omit the spirits altogether and focus on the wine and fruit flavors for a lighter and alcohol-free version.
6. Can I skip brandy in sangria?
Yes, you can skip the brandy in sangria if you prefer. While brandy adds depth and richness to the drink, it's not an essential ingredient. The combination of wine, fruits, and other spirits (like rum or vodka) can still create a delicious and refreshing sangria. Adjust the recipe based on your personal preferences and enjoy the flavors that suit you best.