Creative Cocktails: White Sangria and Mock Champagne

whitesangria-mockchampagneSince I posted the Albondigas Soup from the Mexican-inspired romantic dinner I did for a client, I thought I’d post the beverages that were in the menu as well. The White Sangria contains an apple liquor that gives it an especially fruity taste.

The wife loved White Sangria so I made that as her drink for the dinner. She said it was the absolute best she had ever tasted. Her husband did not drink alcohol so I made a Mock Champagne for him which he also loved. I left these recipes behind for them as well. Now you can try them too!

White Sangria

serves 8


3 tablespoons sugar
3 shots Calvados or other apple liquor
1 lime, sliced
1 lemon, sliced
2 ripe peaches, cut into wedges
3 ripe green apples seeded and cut into wedges
1 bottle white Rioja Spanish wine or other dry white wine
1 pint raspberries
Sparkling soda water, for topping off glasses of sangria at table
You will want to make this hours in advance to allow the flavors to develop. Make in the morning for service in the evening.

Combine sugar, Calvados, lime, lemon, peaches and apples in a large pitcher. Cover with 1 bottle of Rioja wine and chill sangria several hours. To serve, spoon fruits into glasses or goblets, adding a few fresh raspberries in each glass, pour wine over top of the fruit. Top glasses of sangria off with a splash of soda water and serve.

Check out the original recipe here.

Mock Champagne

serves 1 (Had to scale it down from a punch bowl sized recipe that served 40.)


For an 8 oz glass
4 oz ginger ale
1.5 oz pineapple juice
2 oz white grape juice

For a 4 oz glass
2 oz ginger ale
.75 oz pineapple juice
1 oz white grape juice


Combine the ingredients in the glass and serve immediately.

Get the original recipe for large groups here.


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