It’s been way too long since my last sangria recipe! I just searched for my last post and it was the Kiwi + Raspberry Prosecco Sangria all the way back in February! Six months!! Can you believe it? This has to be my longest stretch since the beginning of my sangria obsession for the wedding last year! Luckily, this pinot grigio sangria is particularly tasty, so I hope it makes up for all that time…
Pinot Grigio Sangria
Don’t these plums look divine? The color of them is just so wonderful! Summer fruits are so delicious that it’s hard to pick a favorite. It can be tricky to get the fruit perfectly ripe, but if you do, then it’s heavenly. Plums can be really tart, but when they’re ripe and juicy, they are so delicious. Waiting for them to be ready really is the hardest part! I love the plums in this pinot grigio sangria recipe, however, exactly for that tartness they add. The white grape juice really makes this a much sweeter drink, however, so don’t worry that it’s too tart. I also added whiskey for that richer flavor, but you could omit it or replace it with a dark rum depending of your preferences.
Pinot Grigio vs. Pinot Gris
Also, if you’re debating about a pinot grigio or a pinot gris OR if you’re wondering what the heck the difference is between a pinot grigio and a pinot gris, not to fret. The two are the same thing, so you pick whichever one you want!!
What to serve sangria in?
As you can see from the photos, I used jars for glasses. I like the rustic feel of using mason jars or even emptied and clean jars that you bought at the store. They’re also great for transport in case you want to mix these up beforehand or even take them on a picnic – much better than bringing an open pitcher.
PLUM PINOT GRIGIO SANGRIA
I created sangria recipes for our wedding because we could only have beer and wine. I learned to embrace the fresh flavors of the season to make new recipes. Using the tasting notes on favorite bottles of wine, it became easier and easier to pair fruits and wine for delicious sangrias. This pinot grigio sangria with plums is a fun way to enjoy those summer plums that are so often forgotten.
- 2 Cups thinly sliced plums
- 1 - 750mL bottle Pinot Grigio wine
- 2 Cups white grape juice
- 1/3 Cup Bourbon or Whiskey (could also use dark rum)
- Combine all ingredients in large pitcher. Mix thoroughly.
- chill 2-3 hours
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Thank you to Melissa’s for the produce!