Let me first tell you a funny story when I was making this Sangria. I poured all the wine into the pitcher and then the fruit that I had juiced. After pouring the club soda into the juiced fruit and wine, the drink exploded. Literally exploded. It started foaming up and I had to quickly take the pitcher of Sangria to my sink to wait for all the fizziness to stop. Ben was laughing pretty hard, not at me, but at the Sangria. I had to quickly clean up the sangria mess on the floor, before we had some dogs licking it up. It's kind of hard to believe how fast the Sangria fizzes. Note to future Sangria recipes: make the drink in a sink to avoid future messes. Hence the name of the title. 😉
After the Sangria had started to finally settle, there was over ¾ of the Sangria left in the pitcher after the fizzies were gone. I chose to juice some apples and oranges and then I used plums and pineapple. Williams-Sonoma asked me to come up with a Sangria recipe that included juiced fruits to make it healthier. I accepted the challenge, since I love Williams-Sonoma, Sangria, and I had a juicer to use. They have a wonderful line of juicers to check out! We have a Breville juicer and once those apples start to ripe on the trees, I plan on making my own apple cider. Sangrias get better in the fridge as they sit. I'm not a big wine fan, but Sangrias have changed my mind.Print
Fruity Exploding Sangria
- 1 bottle of PInot Grigio
- 1 cup of juiced apple (about 6 or 8 apples)
- 3 oranges juiced
- 1 pineapple, juiced
- 2 plums
- 1 bottle of club soda
- In a pitcher large enough, pour the wine and club soda in.
- Using your juicer, juice the apples, oranges, and pineapple. Pour the juiced fruits into the wine and club soda.
- Dice 1 apple, slice 1 orange, and 1 plum to add to the mix.
- Chill for 2 hours and enjoy. Serve with ice.
Kate @ Babaganosh.org says
Haha glad you at least got a creative name for the sangria out of this experience! It's bizarre that it exploded, I've never had that happen with sangria. Good to know to be careful with it though.
I've only recently tried a white wine sangria, and I loved it - it tasted more fruity and less intensely red. I don't know how to explain that better. I like that your recipe uses freshly juiced fruit. Your pictures are awesome btw 🙂
Christine@ Apple of My Eye says
Mhmmm sangria is a big favorite for me! I drank a ton of it when I was in Europe a couple of years ago and love how the fruit soaks up the wine :). Drooling.
So funny about the explosion! I had no idea it did that, but it's definitely good to know ;).