For a recent family get-together, I wanted to serve something light and sweet that would evoke feelings of celebration — and, after champagne, nothing says “happiness” to me like sangria. I love the way elderflower liqueur complements the nuances of orange and pineapple in Vidal Blanc, a up-and-coming white wine grape that is used in one of my favorite local wines), so I started with these as my base. Naturally, this means I added slices of said fruits to my sangria! A little seltzer to top it all off and we were ready to raise our glasses.
Elderflower White Wine Sangria
- 1 bottle Vidal Blanc white wine
- 1/2 cup St. Germain Elderflower liqueur
- 1 orange
- 1 small pineapple
- seltzer water
Slice orange and pineapple and place it in a large pitcher. (You’ll want to trim the skin off the pineapple first.)
Add St. Germain and Vidal Blanc to the pitcher and stir.
Cover and place in the refrigerator for several hours or overnight.
To serve, scoop some fruit out of the pitcher and into a glass along with ice. Fill glass halfway with sangria and top with seltzer for a touch of bubbly.
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