Fruity, flowery elderflower white wine sangria is perfect for patio sipping.
I created this elderflower white wine sangria recipe for my mom's visit this weekend. I'm so excited to have her here for Mother's Day!
It's been a rough few months for my family, and Dave suggested that we fly my mom up here for Mother's Day. There's nothing like some toddler therapy to help put your troubles in perspective, and I am so excited that mom's coming up to see us! She gets in today, and I wanted to make her Mother's Day weekend super special. This elderflower white wine sangria recipe was on the menu!
I know that I am incredibly late to this party, but mixing with elderflower liqueur is new to me. The great news is that all of the elderflower liqueurs listed on Barnivore are vegan (that one red light is a cider, not a liqueur), so you can pretty much shop with abandon at your liquor store!
Elderflower liqueur is sweet and floral tasting. It almost reminds me of those Ricola drops that we used to take as kids when we had a cough. It's so sweet that my elderflower white wine sangria recipe doesn't contain any added sugar or juice at all. Just wine, booze, and fruit.
The only other experience I have with elderflower liqueur was through my friend Marilyn, who loves St. Germain mixed with lemonade. It was sort of a perfect combination of tart and sweet, so for this recipe I took that tartness a little bit further by adding Granny Smith apples to the mix. The blueberries are mostly for color, but their tart-sweet flavor fits perfectly into this white sangria recipe. It's a delight.
Elderflower White Wine Sangria Recipe
Yield: about 8 servings
- 1 bottle (750 ml) dry white wine
- 6 tablespoons elderflower liqueur of your choice
- juice of 1 lemon (about 3 tablespoons of lemon juice)
- 1/2 of a Granny Smith apple, cored and sliced into 1/4" wedges
- 6 ounces of blueberries
- 1 lemon, sliced into 1/4" rounds
- soda water
- In a large pitcher, combine the wine, elderflower liqueur, and lemon juice. Stir to combine, then add the fruit. Stir again, and refrigerate until ready to serve, at least an hour or two, but overnight is even better.
- To serve, fill a glass halfway with ice, then fill 3/4 of the way with the chilled wine mixture. Top off with seltzer, and garnish with a wedge of lemon.