I love summer (and tea sangria of course). To the point where it could be considered an obsession. In fact, I moved across the country alone to make sure my days were filled with warmth and sun!
The combination of Vitamin D and the calming sound of waves careening into the shore fills me with an unexplainable happiness. And an added bonus to a day in the sun; the calming and refreshing effect of a beach-side or pool-side cocktail!
However, while cocktails are nice when I have time for a nap in the sun…I need caffeine when I want to stay awake. This white tea sangria in the perfect match of relaxing and enlivening. Enjoy the relaxing effects of the sun and wine, while you keep awake and feel refreshed from the caffeine and antioxidants of white tea.
Love to drink, but immune system can’t handle it? Try healthy alcoholic drinks and gluten free cocktails! All of the alcoholic recipes in this blog are gluten-free and the vast majority are free of preservatives, artificial colors/sweeteners, lower in sugar, and high in flavor! To find more fun & healthy cocktails (as well as some delicious party recipes to serve with them), stayed tuned for more healthy alcoholic drinks and gluten free party recipes!
Enjoy your day in the sun! Here’s to regaining our sparkle together,
Sun-Kissed White Tea Sangria
- 2 – 750 ml bottles white wine (Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc recommended)
- 6 tablespoons
organic white tea
- 2 peaches pitted, sliced
- 2 plums pitted, sliced
- 1 cup raspberries
- 1 cup strawberries stemmed and cut in half
- ^or about 4 cups of any in-season fruit of choice^
- 1 cup rum optional
- Pour wine into a large pitcher. Add tea. Mix well. Allow tea to steep in the wine overnight in your refrigerator.
- In the morning (or about 6 hours before you plan to serve the sangria), remove the tea leaves (I just used a fine mesh strainer). Add fruit into the wine. Place back in the fridge to allow fruit to infuse for about 6 hours.
- Add rum if desired. Serve; using a spoon to scoop fruit into glasses if desired.
*Begin this recipe the day before you plan on serving it