Summer sipping on the patio has never tasted this good. Blackberry Peach Sangria with Elderflower for a light floral touch to a fruit forward cocktail. Plus, it’s served in a jug.
Sangria. Sweet, refreshing sangria. There is a lot to love about it, but perhaps my favourite is its adaptability. It’s one of the greatest non-recipes ever in all honesty. Grab a jug, wine, sweet liquor, and some fruit for a roaring good time. Not that you shouldn’t try this recipe, because you should. It’s crazy good with perfect summer fruit paired with floral elderflower liquor. Anyone else interested in diving in head first into this Blackberry Peach Sangria with Elderflower?
A new recipe to you, and a new recipe to me. I trolled through various websites and recipes on sangria and was mostly grossed out on how much sugar was involved with them. So, I thought of a way to avoid adding simple syrup to sangria to save myself the sugar crash and completely unnecessary sweetening by using a sweeter white wine and elderflower liquor which is already on the sweet side. I also opted for the elderflower liquor since I have an artificial orange allergy cannot consume brandy, Cointreau or any other orange “flavoured” liquors. If you don’t end up using a sweet liquor or a sweet wine you’ll probably need to add a simple syrup to get the sangria vibe you’re looking for.
The timing for testing this recipe was perfect. We had friends in from out of town who wanted to meet Baby Lucy and I know they love wine so I planned to have this sangria ready for their arrival. My husband and I totally messed up the timing for the barbecued beer can chicken, but the sangria was on point. Can’t win them all, right? I don’t think summer could have been better that day – great friends, good (although very late) food, and this sangria on the patio with 5 kids running around underfoot having a ball. I wish I had more summer evenings like this lined up for the rest of the season.
Need more summer sipping’ inspiration? May I suggest Frozé?
- 1.5 litres sweet white wine, such as riesling
- 1/2 cup elderflower liquor or other floral liquor
- 2 cups sliced ripe peaches
- 1 cup blackberries
- mint leaves for garnish
Mix all ingredients in a large jug, chill and let sit for a few hours or overnight.
Serve with lots of ice.