Does anything say ‘summer’ quite like sipping a glass of delicious sangria? I think not! Not only is sangria so easy to whip up, but it’s also a great drink to serve to guests — especially at the last minute. And you can still make it even if you only have white wine on hand, hence the white sangria! We added a fun twist on this classic recipe though — burnt sage syrup! It definitely adds a really delicious herbal flavor to the mix that is unexpected and fun.
Sage & Cranberry White Sangria Recipe
- 1 bottle vino verde
- 1/4 cup brandy or apple jack brandy
- 1/2 cup burnt sage syrup (recipe below)
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cranberry juice
- 2 oz fresh orange juice
- fresh fruits, such as citrus, cherries, peaches, applies, and blackberries
- club soda or 7up
- sage for garnish
- Combine all ingredients except club soda or 7up into a pitcher. Let sit 24 hours (it can also be served immediately, but the fruits won’t be as boozy tasting). Pour individual servings into a glass with ice until 3/4 full, then top with club soda or 7up.
Burnt Sage Syrup
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup fresh picked sage leaves
- In a small sauce pan, combine sugar and water, and bring to a simmer. While syrup is coming up to temperature, take a small torch and lightly burn the sage leaves a couple at a time. Add the burnt leaves to sauce pan mixture. Simmer for three minutes and remove from stove. Let steep for two hours. Strain sage leaves through double strainer into an airtight jar for storage.
So what do you think?? We love this herbal twist on classic sangria, and we hope you try it! Let us know how it goes for you!
Photography and styling by Jojotastic. Recipe developed by Raquel Roof for Jojotastic.
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