Starfruit Sangria

[Photo: Shell Tu]

This sangria is remarkably fruity considering that there isn't the regular assortment of fruit floating in it. It's somewhere between spiked lemonade and sangria, and looks especially snazzy with slices of starfruit lining the glass. Try it with club soda or with ginger beer; we like it both ways.

This recipe is inspired by the London Dry Sangria created by Duggan McDonnell of Cantina in San Francisco and featured in Food & Wine Cocktails 2009.

Starfruit Sangria

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About This Recipe

Yield:makes 6 servings
Active time:15 minutes
Total time:15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces sauvignon blanc or dry riesling, chilled
  • 6 ounces London dry gin, such as Tanqueray
  • 8 ounces freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 6 ounces simple syrup
  • 10 dashes orange bitters
  • 1 starfruit
  • ice
  • 3 ounces chilled club soda or ginger beer

Procedures

  1. 1

    In a large pitcher, stir wine, gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, and orange bitters together. Add 1 cup of ice and stir well.

  2. 2

    Slice starfruit into 1/4-inch thick slices. Fill serving glasses with ice and line sides with starfruit slices. Add club soda or ginger beer to wine mixture, stir gently to blend, and pour into serving glasses.

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