By Julia Burgi | May 20, 2011

Photo: adactio

A few months ago, someone gave my parents a bottle of St. Germain, an elderberry liquor from France. While it has swept mixologists around the country off their feet, what can a couple do with this exotic spirit at home?

The lovely folk behind St. Germain understand this dilemma and attach a small, handy pamphlet of recipes around the neck of the bottle. One of their favorite recipes is called Sangria Flora – a floral sangria!

The weather is warm, seasonal berries are back in the markets, and flowers are blooming. There might not be a better way to celebrate such fortune than with this tasty drink!

Recipe courtesy of St. Germain

  • 1 bottle Sauvingon Blanc or a dry white wine
  • 1 cup St. Germain
  • 2 fresh peaches, sliced
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries
  • 1/4 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1 bunch fresh grapes


Stir all the ingredients together in a large pitcher or carafe. Soak for at least 15 minutes - the longer the fruit soaks, the better the flavors will blend. Serve in ice-filled glasses.

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