Easy Fruity Elderflower Sangria with Peaches and Strawberries

Easy Fruity Elderflower Sangria with Peaches and Strawberries

Enjoy this Elderflower sangria recipe featuring summer’s freshest fruits and elderflower liqueur.

A glass of summer sangria made with peaches and strawberries.

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 dry rosé or a Sauvignon Blanc.

But I hate to toss a perfectly good and expensive bottle of Chardonnay.

Close up of summer sangria

So this white sangria 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.

What makes sangria different from wine?

Sangria is not wine, but a cocktail that is typically made with red wine, brandy, fruit juices and sugar. It is often served chilled or over ice. 

While sangria contains wine, it is just one of the ingredients used to make this incredible Spanish beverage.

White wine sangria is a lighter and fresher version of the classic red wine sangria. 

It is made with white wine, fruit, liqueur, sweetener, and something bubbly.

Can I customize my sangria?

Yes, you can customize your white wine sangria by choosing your favorite fruits, liqueur, and bubbly.

Some popular fruits for white wine sangria are strawberries, mango, peach, apple, orange, and lime.

Some common liqueurs are Grand Marnier, Cointreau, or brandy.

For the bubbly, you can use seltzer, club soda, ginger ale, Sprite, or even sparkling wine

I’m a big fan of elderflower liqueur and I use it in place of any simple syrup or liqueurs that are called for in a cocktail any day.

It adds a wonderful floral sweetness to so many summer cocktails.

Hands holding a glass of sangria.

Ingredients

Your favorite bottle of white wine. I will go for a Chardonnay, Pinot Gris or Sauvignon Blanc.

Elderflower liqueur. Look for this spirit in the beer and wine section of your grocery store or visit a liquor store and grab a bottle of St. Germain brand.

Peaches. The best are fresh picked. The juicier and flavorful the peaches the better the sangria will be.

Strawberries. Choose ones that are plump and bursting with flavor. 

Blueberries. Summer yields the best tasting juicy berries.

Club soda. You’ll need a splash of this for the pitcher.

How to make Elderflower Sangria

For this sangria recipe, I grabbed a few ripe peaches, sliced some sweet strawberries and tossed in some blueberries.

I mixed together Chardonnay and elderflower syrup or 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.

More cocktails with Elderflower

A glass of Elderflower Sangria

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Fruity Elderflower Sangria (Easy Summer Recipe)

Ali Randall
Enjoy this Elderflower sangria recipe featuring summer’s freshest fruits and elderflower liqueur.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican, Spanish
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • One 750 ml bottle of Chardonnay, Pinot Gris or Sauvignon Blanc
  • 1 cup of Elderflower liqueur
  • 2 peaches, sliced
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, quartered
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
  • Club soda

Instructions
 

  • 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 cubes.

Notes

To make a single glass, add several slices of peaches, strawberries and blueberries to a glass. Add one cup of white wine and 1/3 cup of elderflower liqueur and allow the glass to steep for 30 minutes in the fridge before adding a splash of club soda and enjoying.
Keyword Easy Summer Sangria Recipe, Elderflower Sangria, White Wine Sangria

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11 thoughts on “Easy Fruity Elderflower Sangria with Peaches and Strawberries”

  • I’ve never had elderflower liquor before, but it has a nice ring to it. Is it very sweet? I drink white wine almost exclusively because the red stains my teeth and leaves me with a headache the next morning, so this sangria is right up my alley.

    • Thanks Lisa. Elderflower is sweet on its own but it is usually used in place of a simple syrup in any kind of cocktail. It adds a wonderful floral note. You should try it soon.

  • What a colorful Sangria, this one I would definitely try. I haven’t had any elderflower liqueur, it sounds fancy haha.

    • It’s my fancy favorite. I use it in so many of my cocktails on my blog. You’ll definitely need to check out a few other recipes. Thanks so much.

    • Thanks so much. That adds a wonderful sweet flavor that changes the balance of a glass of Chardonnay. Delicious

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