Happy Saturday, everyone! I'm glad we made it!
Today I have a great drink for you. It's something I first tried when Jake and I went to a 20's Jazz Lawn Party on Governor's Island in New York City back in June. It was through Thrillist, which is a phenomenal site if you live in New York or LA and some other big cities.
The party was sponsored by St Germaine, so all the cocktails (and let me mention that it was an open bar...and tickets were $45...jusssss sayin) were made in some way with St Germaine. And now it's my favorite liqueur.
Two cocktails were offered, the St Germaine Kir Blanc and the Sangria Flora.
St Germaine Kir Blanc: 1 part St Germaine, top with Sauvignon Blanc
How simple is that?! The bartenders added a strawberry garnish on the glass for colour and presentation. It was yummy!
Sangria Flora: (By far, one of my new favorite summer drinks) 1 bottle Sauvignon Blanc or dry white wine, 1 cup St Germaine, 2 peaches, 5-6 strawberries, 6 raspberries, 1 bunch grapes.
Delicious, right?? I've made this, but added my own twist to it. I didn't make a large amount but I made it individual in glasses, but I found it tastes great either way!
What I did: Put your fresh fruit in the bottom of a glass (I honestly don't think it matters what fruit you use, as long as it's fresh and fruit that you like). Muddle the fruit a bit, to get the juices out. Add ice and pour white wine over the ice, as much as you see fit. Add St Germaine, about a 2 count or to taste. I added a splash of soda water to add bubbles and some mint leaves on top.
Oh my GOD it's heaven. After I tried this cocktail, I went on a huge sangria bender.
Sadly, I do not have a picture of the drink I had, I think I deleted it (which is weird because I never delete pictures of my food or drinks!)
Do you have a favorite Sangria recipe?