Maie's Simple White Sangria
Just when we thought Toronto's longtime radio announcer Maie Pauts couldn't get any sweeter, she shows up at Sheila' radio gal gathering with her ready-made simple white sangria in hand. Maie shares her crowd-pleasing recipe with us. Enjoy!
Radio personality Maie Pauts with daughter Lauren
Maie says she likes to use Pinot Grigio to make this sangria, but she notes that you can use whatever white wine you have on the ready.
1 sliced apple (or any other preferable or in season fruit)
1/3 cup sugar
1 shot of orange liqueur
1 shot brandy
1 (750 ml) bottle of white wine
1 can ginger ale
1 can soda
Slice all fruit and remove seeds.
Squeeze the juice from all the citrus fruit into a pitcher and throw in the squeezed pieces.
Add other fruit, sugar, liqueur, and brandy. Using spoon, stir and sort of press into the mixture.
Add wine, stir again, and place in the fridge to marinate for at least 4 hours so the flavours meld. (Maie usually does this prep work the day or night before.)
Add ginger ale and soda when ready to serve.
Maie adds that the best part of making this delightful sangria is that you can always modify ingredients to suit your taste. The only constant, she feels, is the citrus base. Shots are optional. If you like a sweeter sangria, Maie recommends using two (2) cans of ginger ale and no soda (or vice versa).
If you're in the Toronto area, you can listen to Maie daily on boom 97.3 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Not local? Tune in remotely via Stingray or wherever you listen to radio apps. You can also follow Maie on Facebook (@MaiePautsBoom973), Instagram (@maiepauts), and Twitter (@MaiePauts).
Anita & Sheila ~ The Moms, Moms Sipping Sangria