Sometimes it’s too hot to cook. Sometimes you feel overwhelmed (gratefully, happily overwhelmed) with more work than you can do in a seven day week. Sometimes you miss your significant other who happens to be extremely close to finishing his Masters thesis, in addition to working until after midnight several days in a row.
Last night all of those sometimes collided, and Wine Wednesday became takeout sushi and sangria night. We used to have sushi Thursday. We’ll call last night “Give me wine and sushi or I will cry Wednesday”.
Getting into the kitchen to whip up a summery sangria based on the ingredients we had in the house was therapeutic for me, as kitchen time often is.
For this sangria, you will need a bottle of dry white wine like this Travessia Pinot Grigio I found. I loved this when at its release and was actually surprised to find we had a bottle left when I was digging through the wine fridge.
You will also need a cup of Lillet Blanc. Never had Lillet? It’s a delightful aperitif, great in cocktails, and a perfect match for white sangria.
Since we have a boatload of sweet, juicy peaches and even sweeter honeydew, I diced up several cups of the fruit.
Make sure to have a vessel large enough for a whole bottle of wine plus. I used this snazzy pitcher my husband picked up. We did have a nice glass pitcher at once point, but I don’t know where it is.
I muddled the fruit with the tiniest pinch of sugar and then poured in the wine and Lillet. A few good stirs, and it was ready to be chilled for about an hour. It can be served right away, but ideally the flavors will have some time to give the sangria a little love.
Serve over lots of ice in a giant glass.
Preferably alongside a meal that someone else made, in my case spicy tuna hand rolls.
The sushi and sangria, along with Spotify, hanging out on our deck, and trying to plow through my work, made me a little less stressed, but I have a meeting this morning I am super nervous about. Tonight, I have dinner at Del Frisco’s, and when today is over, I think I will be able to breathe a little more of a sigh of relief. I hope you all have a great day!
What is your favorite summer drink?