Summer’s freshest fruits and elderflower liqueur are the stars of this fruity summer sangria spritzer.
I’m a red wine girl! It’s not very often I have a bottle of Chardonnay in my fridge.
But when I entertain I am sure to have plenty of variety on hand.
After a summer dinner party, I had almost a full bottle of Chardonnay left over.
I confess. It’s just not my favorite. I prefer a Rosé or a Sauvignon Blanc. But I hate to toss a perfectly good and expensive bottle of Chardonnay.
So this recipe was born and boy was it ever delicious.
With plenty of summer’s fresh fruits in my fridge, I thought of no better way to use up that bottle of Chardonnay.
I’m a big fan of elderflower liqueur and I’ll use it in place of simple syrup any day. It adds a wonderful floral sweetness to any cocktail.
How to make sangria
For this sangria recipe, I grabbed a few peaches, sliced some sweet strawberries and tossed in some blueberries.
I mixed together Chardonnay and elderflower liqueur and placed this cocktail in the fridge to steep for about a half an hour.
A splash of club soda or sparkling water creates a spritzer style summer sipper that is refreshing and light.
It’s perfect for entertaining. Make a pitcher for a crowd or grab a glass for a single serving.
Not a Chardonnay drinker? This sangria is delicious with Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc.
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Fruity Elderflower Sangria
- One 750 ml bottle of Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc
- 1 cup of elderflower liqueur
- 2 peaches, sliced
- 1 cup fresh strawberries, quartered
- 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
- Club soda
- Add the sliced fresh fruit to a large pitcher. Pour the white wine and elderflower liqueur over the fruit and steep in the refrigerator for 30 minutes before topping with club soda. Serve in wine glasses with or without ice.