I’m all about eating seasonally… especially when it comes to cocktails
I came across this cocktail on our honeymoon in Banff, Alberta. It sounded refreshing but I was worried that I was going to take one sip and get high from all the sugar! Thankfully, it was more refreshing than it was sweet. It turned into one of my favorite drinks, but I could rarely find it on the menu’s when we got home. I started searching for a recipe to make at home
I found a ton of recipes that had simple syrup and all of the works that would make it way too sweet for my taste buds, AND my waist line. Finally, I found one that seemed like it would do the trick! I have made my own edits and created what I think to be a pretty delectable drink.
If I do say so myself 😉
SPARKLING WHITE PEACH SANGRIA
// makes 1 pitcher //
2 to 3 peaches, sliced
3/4 cup lemon or peach vodka*
1 bottle moscato wine, such as 7 Daughters Moscato, chilled
1 liter peach seltzer water or a sparkling peach flavored drink**
*I didn’t want the peach flavored because I didn’t want it to be too sweet. I used Absolute lemon vodka to add a hit of flavor, but not to overpower and over sweeten the drink
**I used Le Croix’s peach-pear flavor. I love Le Croix because it doesn’t have any added sugar and the flavor is fairly mild compared to some flavored drinks
In a pitcher place 3/4 of the sliced peaches (saving some for garnish) and vodka and lightly muddle.
Add the Moscato and seltzer/sparkling water.
Stir with wooden spoon to mix. Pour into ice-filled glasses and top with a couple of fresh peach slices.
Odds are if you have opened up Pinterest or Instagram once in the past year, you have seen a picture or read an article or tried a recipe for Frose.
It is all the rage
And for good reason! It’s delicious! Now, I like my glass of wine every now and then, but I prefer a delicious cocktail that I could sip on and enjoy. And this is a great way to do that and stay refreshed.
I love it so much, it was literally my specialty cocktail during cocktail hour at our wedding. We called it the ‘blushing bride’ (clever huh?)
Now, what I love about this version is that there is no added sugar aside from the Elderflower Lemonade. Which you can add for taste. Other cocktails have simple syrup or added sugars for flavor which I am just not a fan of. For one… it’s sugar. And secondly, that’s what gives me a headache the next morning. #adulthangovers. So this cocktail is great to try if you are having a summer get-together that you want to look fancy, but is incredibly simple!
There are so many different recipes out there, take a quick search and try a few! I mean, that just means more cocktails for you 🙂
- 1 bottle Rose of choice
- ice cube tray
- 4 oz. Elderflower Lemonade – you can find at Whole Foods, and some grocery stores and some Target locations
- Strawberries – for garnish, or fruit/herb of choice
Pour the full bottle of rose into your ice cube tray and freeze overnight or a few days beforehand.
In a blender combine the frozen rose and the elderflower lemonade in a blender. The amount of liquid and the time to blend is totally up to you. Depending on how thick/thin you want your drink this is up to you!
*I used the 4 oz and blended until just combined and looked like a slushy. Keep in mind that it will melt! So don’t get it too thin otherwise you won’t get that frozen effect.
I put a single slice through the strawberry, rubbed it along the rim of the glass for taste and kept it there for garnish. Looks pretty, right?