The somewhat awkward season between spring and summer is actually one of my favorite times of year. It’s the time when the first soft and fragrant apricots appear in the stores, along with the gorgeous white cherries that might be called Rainiers or Napoleons.
Besides their delicate flavors, these fruits look beautiful together, so I decided to make up a special white sangria to use these early summer fruits. The market had some gleaming white Asian pears that looked very fresh and juicy, so I threw those in the mix too. Of course, the wine in this sangria is a sparkling wine. In this case it's a bottle of sparkling pinot grigio that I had snagged from Trader Joe’s.
Sangria doesn’t need expensive wine, something in the $5 to $8 range works just fine.
Check out The Bubbly's Girl recipe in her blog.