White Wine Sangria… Yes Please!

This weekend I was on the hunt to find a simple and refreshing cocktail recipe to celebrate the summertime! The weather here in D.C. was less than stellar on Friday and Saturday ( it rained for 48 hours straight essentially) so I wanted something to bring the sunshine inside. After some Pinterest digging, I landed on what looked like an amazing White Wine Sangria Recipe on The Lemon Bowl and tried it out…


It was so so so SO tasty.

White Wine Sangria by Liz Della Croce
  • 2 bottles dry white wine i.e. sauvignon blanc or chardonnay
  • Ginger Simple Syrup see below
  • 1 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 24 ounces ginger beer
  • slices orange lemon and lime – garnish
Ginger Simple Syrup
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 6- inch piece ginger root cut in large chunks
  1. To make Ginger Simple Syrup, place water, sugar and ginger root in a small sauce pot and bring to a simmer. Stir for 60 seconds or until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and let ginger steep while syrup cools.
  2. Place white wine in a large pitcher and add in orange, lime and lemon juice. Add additional orange, lemon and lime slices to the pitcher for garnish and added flavor.
  3. Once ginger simple syrup has cooled, strain ginger root from the mixture and add the syrup to the pitcher of wine and citrus juice. Stir well and let mixture chill for 4 hours or up to overnight.
  4. To serve, pour mixture over ice until glass is 3/4 full. Top each glass with ginger beer before serving.
  5. Garnish with extra citrus slices if you wish.


Isn’t it beautiful? And it tastes as good as it looks! I highly recommend using Gosling’s Ginger Beer, it was just wonderful. I put mine in a stemless wine glass to feel a little fancy but I could also see this drink looking amazing in a mason jar for an indoor or outdoor party!

If you are a ginger fanatic like me, I recommend simmering it a tad longer than recommended to really get that flavor in the sangria. Also, more is MORE when it comes to the lemon, lime, and orange slices. Not only do the citrus slices make the beverage gorgeous, they also infuse the sangria with more flavor the longer they soak!

Try it, drink it, love it!




Minis, Midis, and Maxis, Oh My!

I am fully aware that many of my posts at this point have made some mention of the ungodly heat here in D.C. but really though, IT IS SO FLUFFING HOT. When I get ready to leave for work in the morning I feel like mother nature is waiting just by the door to pounce and wrap a warm wet blanket around my whole body the second I set foot outside.

Despite the heat and an oppressive humidity that makes you feel like you need an oxygen mask, I still choose to walk to work most days. I do this for two reasons: 1. the D.C. bus in the summer months smells like a men’s locker room and onions, and 2. it might be the only significant amount of time I get to spend outdoors all day.

My route to work takes about an hour and is the loveliest! At the beginning of my walk the temperature is usually still fairly mild at about 75-80 Degrees. It’s the end that gets a little rough with the temp in the mid to high 80s. To try to maintain a reasonable body temperature, I’ve been consistently grabbing for dresses in the morning when I get dressed! Pants are absolutely, 100%, OUT of the question. This trend of mine recently has me scanning my go-to sites for fun dresses for both work and play (mostly the latter because those are more fun, obvi). Here are some of my favorites!

The White Dress

Jessa Lace Dress in White – Free People

The Black Dress (es)

Demi Dress in Black/White – Milly 


Daydream Bodycon Slip in Black – Free People

The Maxi

Shay Maxi Dress in Red – Mia Marcelle – Revolve

The Midi

Quimby Dress in Black/White Stripe – Rachel Pally

The Mini

Coley Dress in Aqua – Alice and Olivia – Shopbop

The Set (definitely dress-like)

Naomi Set in Berry Sangria – Lilly Pulitzer 

Get Fancy (er)

Rowing Stripe Jacquard Bardot Dress – Ted Baker 


With these dresses you can beat the heat and dress to impress! Not necessarily for work (the red maxi might be a leeeeetle aggressive for the office but you do you) but for fun summer outings, day/casual or evening. Happy shopping!