Mother’s Day Lavender Sangria

Because Mother’s Day is just around the corner, flowers are our special ingredient this month and I was truly inspired from my vacation in Spain here’s the perfect Rosé Lavender Sangria!

We often enjoy playing with the traditional Spanish red Sangria by doing a white version with peaches, adding pommegrenade seeds and even using sparkling wine or cider in our different concoctions! For this special cocktail you will need:

  • 1 bottle Rosé wine
  • 1 1/2 cup white cranberry juice
  • 1 bottle Club Soda
  • 1 large orange
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 cup of raspberries or strawberries
  • Lavender syrup (1 cup sugar, 1 cup water, 2 tbsp dried lavender)

* For the lavender syrup, bring sugar and water to a boil in a saucepan, stirring to dissolve sugar. Stir in dried lavender and remove from heat. Let cool completely and strain out lavender. Refrigerate until ready to serve. {Recipe from Martha Stewart }.

Step by step

Makes 1 large pitcher (+/- 6 glasses).

  1. Make the lavender syrup (see instructions above).
  2. Cut orange and lemon in wedges.
  3. In a large pitcher, combine orange, lemon, wine, juice and half of the lavender syrup. Try it and add more lavender syrup to taste. (You can refrigerate the rest for up to a month).
  4. At this point, you can also add 2-3 shots of gin or triple sec.
  5. Mix everything together and refrigerate until cold. (It gets better the longer it’s macerated!)
  6. Pour mixture on ice and add berries.
  7. Top off with desired amount of soda just before serving!

If you like your Sangria or the sweeter side, replace soda by Ginger Ale!

As for the choice of wine, the opinion differs but the main stream suggest a dry wine. We say, pick one that you like and enjoy!

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