Ingredients For The Best White Sangria

  • 1 bottle of a “cost-effective” (AKA cheap wine) like Prosecco or Champagne (like $12-17…seriously, there’s no need to overdo it); we have a whole collection dedicated to bubbles, so check it out if you’re not sure what to get.
  • ½ bottle of club soda
  • 3 Limes (2 cut into wedges, 1 cut and half and squeezed into the Sangria)
  • 1-2 cups frozen raspberries
  • 3 fresh Kiwis (diced into 8 cubes; peeling the kiwi is optional, though it does improve presentation)
  • Fresh basil (using hands, crush and shred 2-3 plants)
  • 2 ozSt-Germain Elderflower Liqueur
  • 4 oz Vodka
  • 2-4 cups of Ice

 

Steps to Make The Best White Sangria

  1. Pour wine in the pitcher and add the juice from one lime. Add the vodka and St Germain. Throw in the frozen raspberries and kiwis. And finally add the basil. Stir contents together to disperse flavours and ingredients. Chill for at least 1.5 hours.
    *Admittedly, I don’t know what this would taste like if you left it for more than 4 hours, so consider using less basil if you’re letting it sit overnight as the basil flavour may take over the drink if you use too much.
  2. Add about a half bottle of club soda just before serving (be careful when you open it – club soda always goes volcanic for me, specifically when I’m being careless).
  3. Consume with caution – the drink is amazingly refreshing and doesn’t taste as boozy as it is; 2 or three later, with a belly full of fruit, you’ll need to be hailing a cab if you’re going anywhere.
  4. As an added bonus, left-over club soda goes great with St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur; add about shot of St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur to a glass of Club Soda and enjoy.

 


A Tipsy Bartender adaptation: