Similar to white sangria, this version adds the refreshing flavors of mint and vanilla. The best wine for this recipe is a light-bodied, fruity white without oakiness, such as a Riesling.

Recipe by Real Simple June 2002


Recipe Summary

Makes 6 servings


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Bring the first 3 ingredients to a boil in a saucepan. Remove from heat, add half the mint leaves, and let cool. Cover and let infuse for 8 hours or overnight. Strain to remove the vanilla bean and mint leaves.

  • In a large pitcher, combine the sugar mixture, remaining mint leaves, wine, and sliced fruits and allow to chill in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours. Stir in cold club soda before serving over ice.

  • The spritzers go well with chicken or fish straight off the grill.

Nutrition Facts

calcium 42mg; 199 calories; calories from fat 0%; carbohydrates 31g; cholesterol 0mg; fat 0g; fiber 2g; iron 1mg; protein 1mg; saturated fat 0g; sodium 7mg.