The big game is a week away, have you made your Superbowl menu? As far as beverages go, beer is a given (of course) but to be honest — I tire from beer quickly. I was thinking that with all that oh-so-good-but-bad-for-you food why not sip something a bit more on the lighter and refreshing side this year? Hence, Superbowl sangria.
This white sangria recipe is full of bright flavors (think honeycrisp apples, oranges and lemons) and I LOVE the idea of pre-making and filling mason jars. On game day, just toss the jars into a bucket of ice and guests can grab and sip as they please.
The liquor is a bit of Contreau and your favorite Pinot Grigio (or other favorite white wine).
Make up a batch and leave in the refrigerate for about 4 hours. Then you’re ready to fill up your mason jars and toss on ice until guests arrive.
What do you think? Will Superbowl Sangria make it on your game day menu?
2 honeycrisp apples
1 large orange
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1 bottle Pinot Grigio (or other white wine)
1/4 cup Contreau
1/2 cup honey
To Make: Peel, core, and dice apples. Place in Pitcher. Add orange (cut into slices) and a lemon (quartered). To pitcher, also add cloves, a few sprigs of mint, honey and Contreau. Pour in bottle of white wine. Refrigerate for 4 hours or more. Right before your guests arrive, fill mason jars 3/4 full of sangria and then top with club soda. Add fresh mint and close with lid. Keep in fridge or on ice.