Recently, a bride-to-be friend of ours asked us to provide a poolside drinks for 40 guests staying at the hotel where the wedding was taking place. We wanted an elegant drink that could easily please a crowd, was easy to make, and would not be too pricey. We also wanted a drink that would be lower in alcohol so that guests wouldn’t be too tired to attend the wedding later that afternoon.
Inspired by our more high-end Rose Wine Sangria, we created this simple version of White Wine Sangria with help from the freezer section of the grocery store. You can find delicious light and crisp wines like Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio for about three bucks a bottle which helps keep the cost down (Trader Joe’s is a great resource for inexpensive wine). This is also easy to assemble — I cut the strawberries on a cutting board on the floor of my hotel room with a butter knife and had the whole drink assembled in one of my most-used entertaining essentials in about 10 minutes!
Lightly sweet, with a fruity citrus fizz, this cocktail was a huge hit with the wedding guests. Not one drop was left as the stunning bride walked down the aisle.
- 6 bottles Sauvignon Blanc or other light and fruity white wine, chilled
- Two 12-ounce cans frozen lemonade concentrate
- 2 cups triple sec or other orange-flavored liquor
- 1 pint of strawberries, tops removed and sliced into rounds
- 1 cup fresh lemon juice
- 5 lemons, sliced into rounds
- 12 ounces frozen raspberries
- 16 ounces frozen peaches
- 1-2 liters sparkling water
- Ice, for serving
About 2 hours before serving mix the wine, frozen lemonade, triple sec, lemon juice, lemon slices and strawberry slices in a large drink dispenser. Allow to sit in the fridge to let the flavors meld. Just before serving, mix in 1 liter of sparkling water and check for taste, adding more sparkling water if needed, and then add frozen raspberries and peaches. Stir well. Serve alongside a bucket of ice for serving.