I am a fan of wine...pretty much in all forms, except blush. I like the light fruitiness of a savinogn blanc as much as I like the dark pepper cherry of a Zinfandel. Which means, I also like it when we can have fun with wine and mix it up...in this case, making a sangria.
A few years ago, I helped with a retirement party and offered to bring the sangria. I wanted to look at lots of different recipes and make a red and a white. I was very diligent in doing my homework on this, so much so that I found out something I hadn't ever correlated before, which is that Sangria is a fancy way of saying Wapatuli (or wap). The term Wap just brings up thoughts of poor college decisions and that is not what I thing of with sangria. I can't deny the correlation...Sangria is the fancy version of Wap. But my opinion is ally this version with the light crispness of the pears and citrus.
White Wine Pear Sangria
- 2 bottles white wine, pinot grigio or savingnon blanc
- 3/4 cup triple sec
- 1 cup pear flavored vodka
- 2 manderin oranges or tangellos (whatever is available to you), sliced
- 2 pears, sliced - make sure to remove the seeds
- In a pitcher or two depending on the size, combine equal parts wine, triple sec, vodka, oranges and pears.
- Stir and chill in fridge. Let flavors combine for at least a 1/2 hour.