White Sangria (St Germain Infused)

by Julie Cohn
White Sangria with Fresh SUmmer Fruit and Prosecco

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Don’t you just sangria?  Not only do you get a nice wine-based cocktail, but you also get crunchy-sweet alcohol-infused fruits to nibble on. Cocktail and a snack!  This St. Germain Infused White Sangria is light and refreshing for warm weather entertaining, with fresh summer fruit.  Fresh peaches, citrus fruit, and strawberries are infused with St Germain liqueur. 

Have you used St Germain before?  St. Germain is a French liqueur created from elderflower blossoms, handpicked in the Alps, then immediately sent for processing to lock in their delicate flavor.  Elderflower liqueur adds a light floral taste, almost like summer.  The flavor of St. Germain is exquisite-hints of grapefruit, peach, and pear mingled together in a delicately sweet liqueur.  One small splash can turn a basic cocktail into an aperitif fit for a king.   It is a lovely addition to any cocktail, especially this fruit-infused white sangria.  Since the elderflower blossom is rare, a bottle of St. Germain is expensive…a 750 ml bottle is about $35.00, so it should be used sparingly…unless you are using it to make this ambrosial Sangria and then, by all means, pour away!  

St. Germain Infused White Sangria

This white sangria is so refreshing and makes a wonderful spring & summer cocktail.  Traditional sangria recipes call for brandy, but the St. Germain adds a lighter, fruitier flavor to the sangria, perfect for this time of year.  

White Sangria (St. Germain Infused)

  • 1-2 White Peach
  • 1/2 c. St. Germain
  • 1 Large Navel Orange
  • 1 Lime
  • 3 Tbsp Superfine Sugar
  • 3-4 Strawberries
  • 8-10 Fresh Raspberries
  • 1 Bottle Prosecco

Wash, peel, and slice the peached, and then cut into bite-size pieces. Place the peaches in a large bowl and add the St.  Germain.   Soak the peaches in the St. Germain for about an hour, and then pour the peaches and St. Germain into a large pitcher.  Slice the orange and lime, and cut the slices in half.

Add the orange and lime slices to the pitcher, sprinkle with the superfine sugar, and then muddle* the oranges, lime, and peaches.  Wash, and slice the strawberries and raspberries and add to the pitcher.  Let the fruits “marinate” in the St. Germain for about two hours.  Just before serving, add the Prosecco.  Because Prosecco is carbonated, you should serve the sangria immediately after adding the Prosecco, so you do not lose the bubbles.  Serve the white sangria on ice, as the cold makes the flavors “pop”!

*To muddle a drink, take a wooden spoon or muddling tool and mash the sugar into the fruit. If you are looking for another fruity cocktail, give this Blood Orange Margarita a try! 

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1 comment

Santiago 06/21/2014 at 3:09 pm

What unit of measurement is “1/2 c of St – Germain”? Thank you and can’t wait to try this sangria.


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