A few months ago, someone gave my parents a bottle of St. Germain, an elderberry liquor from France. While it has swept mixologists around the country off their feet, what can a couple do with this exotic spirit at home?
The lovely folk behind St. Germain understand this dilemma and attach a small, handy pamphlet of recipes around the neck of the bottle. One of their favorite recipes is calledSangria Flora – a floral sangria!
The weather is warm, seasonal berries are back in the markets, and flowers are blooming. There might not be a better way to celebrate such fortune than with this tasty drink!
Recipe courtesy of St. Germain
1 bottle Sauvingon Blanc or a dry white wine
1 cup St. Germain
2 fresh peaches, sliced
1 cup fresh strawberries
1/4 cup fresh raspberries
1 bunch fresh grapes
Stir all the ingredients together in a large pitcher or carafe. Soak for at least 15 minutes - the longer the fruit soaks, the better the flavors will blend. Serve in ice-filled glasses.