RECIPE: St. Augustine’s Best White Sangria

The quest for the perfect sangria has been a long and arduous hunt. I’ve sacrificed for you, dear readers, to find the best in town. I’ve sipped bad red wine with some fruit tossed in disguised as sangria and I’ve labored over which of the tasty ones was the bestest-best just for you. And now my search is over. I am quite confident I have found the best white sangria in town. It’s at the Colonial Quarter’s Taberna del Caballo. {You thought I was just going to tease you until later in the post, didn’t you? Nope- straight to the good stuff!} They let me peek into their kitchen and share the recipe with you! So, without further ado, may I present how to make a darn good white sangria:

Oh, one more thing- if you’re more of a red sangria fan, here is Columbia Restaurant’s Red Sangria recipe. You’re welcome!

White Sangria Ingredients
The makings of my fave sangria…

 

RECIPE: St. Augustine’s Best White Sangria

Ingredients

  • 1/3 - 2/3 cup simple syrup
  • 1 bottle Chablis
  • 2/3 cup Vodka, we use the St. Augustine Distillery's Vodka of course!
  • 1/3 cup Triple Sec
  • 1/3 cup Peach Schnapps
  • 1/2 lemon, squeezed
  • 1/2 lime, squeezed
  • Fresh fruits to float inside: Blueberries, raspberries, orange slices, etc
  • To serve: Bubbles & OJ or a fun Noble Juice blend

Instructions

  1. Combine.
  2. Chill.
  3. Pour over bubbly water & OJ or other juice to lighten up a bit.
  4. Drink.
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A bit more about the history of this recipe: Taberna del Caballo is one of 2 restaurants in St. Augustine’s Colonial Quarter historic attraction. Taberna focuses on our Spanish heritage and features tapas. The other restaurant, Bull & Crown, is a nod to the British Colonial period in St. Augustine. Bartender Kelley offered to share his recipe with us here on Simply with a bit of a smirk… I found out why when I opened the recipe! He makes 4 gallons at a time!!! Oh my! I don’t care how much you like sangria, if you go through 4 gallons of the stuff on the regular, there’s a little something out of balance in your life. LOL

Hubby broke out the calculator and we’ve come up with a more realistic recipe for the home cook. It is certainly based on Taberna’s White Sangria recipe but if you want their legit version, make sure to pop by Taberna del Caballo when you’re on St. George Street. Tell them thanks for sharing!

When I make this, I pour a generous amount of LaCroix club soda and then fill the rest of the glass with sangria. If it’s a hot day and I don’t want much alcohol, I fill my glass halfway with a Noble Juice blend. I worked with them and started dreaming up recipes where their juices would shine a couple of months ago. They only use Florida citrus and make several organic blends- they’re a company I’m proud to feature! When I needed an OJ for the sangria, I knew which to buy. {sidenote: Noble Juices are BOGO at Publix through 8/5/15! Great time to try them!} This white sangria also pairs well with several of Noble’s blends. I even tried it with the blueberry orange juice… that was a flop. LOL But play around with them and find your favorite! If you have a sweet tooth, you can add Sprite instead of LaCroix. Have fun playing in the kitchen!

 

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