White-Wine Sangria

2 quarts

During the sultry August of 1964, many Americans sampled this Spanish drink for the first time at the New York World's Fair. Sangria, a mixture of chilled wine and fruit, was an instant hit.


  • 1 cup seedless green grapes

  • 1 kiwi, peeled and sliced

  • 1 pound seedless watermelon, scooped into 1-inch balls

  • ¼ honeydew melon, seeded and cut into 1-inch cubes

  • 1 lime, sliced and seeded

  • 1 star fruit, sliced and seeded

  • 1 pink grapefruit, seeded, sliced, and quartered

  • 1 tablespoon superfine sugar

  • 3 ounces each Cointreau and brandy

  • 1 bottle (750 ml) chilled fruity white wine

  • 1 cup white cranberry juice


  1. In a pitcher, combine fruit. Sprinkle with sugar, and stir to combine. Add Cointreau and brandy; let sit at least 1 hour. Stir in wine and juice. Serve chilled.

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