White Sangria


1/2 cup (100g) caster sugar
1/2 cup (125ml) water
1 vanilla bean, split, seeds scraped
1 cinnamon stick
2 x 750ml bottles white wine (such as Riesling)
1 1/2 cups (375ml) orange juice
1/3 cup (80ml) lemon juice
2 tbs lime juice
1/2 cup mint or lemon balm leaves
Ice, orange, lime and lemon slices to serve


  • Combine sugar, water, vanilla bean and seeds and cinnamon in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes or until sugar dissolves. Simmer for 2 minutes or until syrup thickens. Pour into a small container and place in the fridge to chill.
  • Combine the vanilla syrup, wine, orange, lemon and lime juices, mint, citrus slices and ice in a jug. Serve immediately.
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