Thirsty Thursday--Late Summer Sangria

I know that everyone is always looking forward to summer,
but living in Louisiana,
(and not working a job that has the summer off-that's probably the real reason to be quite honest)
I'm always looking forward to fall.

Our fall is like summer to certain parts of the country.
When my peppers and figs start reaching their peak I know that the end of summer is only about a month away.

Now, I am totally getting ready for cooler temps, 
but I am still loving all of the awesome produce that summer is famous for.

So when the awesome folks over at Williams-Sonoma asked if I could share a
fresh fruit juiced Sangria
recipe I was all in.

I absolutely love Sangria.
Really, I love wine and I love fruit.
Therefore, I automatically love Sangria.

And, I thought that this would be the ultimate opportunity to combine my love of freshly juiced fruits with my love of wine with a
Sangria in honor of late summer.

I've been hooked on Sauvignon Blanc wines this summer and I thought that nothing would be better than a pairing with a few of my fresh LSU figs, pears, apples, and St. Germain for the  most perfect sangria.

(It's also really beautiful.)

The combination of figs, apples, pears, and St. Germain with Sauvignon Blanc wine is perfect.
I also took the ingredients to the next step and freshly juiced them to release the most flavor.

Juicing is probably the key to this recipe.
The flavors of the freshly juiced fruit knock you out and add extra sweetness without the use of artificial sweeteners and sugar.
Perfect, perfect, perfect.

Late Summer Sangria

2  Fuji or Ambrosia apples, 1 juiced (1/2 cup) and 1 sliced
2 Bosc or Bartlett pears, 1 juiced (1/2 cup) and 1 sliced
16 figs, 10 juiced (2 tablespoons) and 6 sliced
1/2 cup St. Germain 
1 bottle Sauvignon Blanc
1/2 cup to 1 cup Ginger Ale

In a large pitcher, combine all ingredients and let sit for at least 30 minutes to 2 hours to chill.

P.S. I use a Breville Juice Fountain Plus which I absolutely love
(I've had it for years).
It's a true workhorse--will juice anything.
Definitely an essential for any home cocktail connoisseur.



  1. Sabrina, you ALWAYS have the best drink recipes! I can't wait to get back home and try this. Perfect for some much-needed down time!

  2. I really hope that you like it!! It probably is my favorite Sangria recipe to date.


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