On Line Cookbook

Herbal White Sangria

Recipe Information

Serves/Makes:8 cups

  • 2/3 cup (150 ml) superfine granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup (150 ml) water
  • 1 cup (225 ml) seedless green grapes
  • 20 fresh thyme sprigs (preferably lemon thyme)
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp (10 ml) green cardamom pods* (about 25 per 2 tsp), crushed
  • 2 750-ml bottles fruity white wine such as a dry Reisling
  • Garnish: small (pesticide-free) edible flower blossoms such as Johnny-Jump-Ups or garden pea blossoms
  • Stir together sugar and water in a bowl until sugar is dissolved.
  • Crush grapes in a 2 quarts (1900 ml) pitcher or bowl with a potatoe masher.
  • Add sugar syrup and remaining ingredients.
  • Steep covered, and chilled, at least 8 hours.
  • Pour sangria through a fine-mesh sieve into a clean pitcher.
  • Serve over ice.
Cooks note: Sangria can be steeped up to one day.

*Green cardamom pods available at Indian markets, specialty food shops and Kalustyan's (800-352-3451); kalustyans.com