Limoncello Fizzy Sangria

Admittedly “Limoncello Fizzy Sangria” is a bit of a deviation (some might even go as far as deviant) from the usual vintage cocktail vibe of this blog.  I can only offer two items in my defense… summer and patio.   For me, if you combine those two, you wind up at sangria.  I may actually do a blog post some time on my usual (red wine) sangria recipe.  Today’s post, though, is a tasty twist on the idea.  I came across it looking for something to bring to a going a way party for our friends Meghan and Ben.

This recipe comes from a book that I got as a gift from our friend Elsie called  101 Sangrias and Pitcher Drinks by Kim Haasarud and Alexandra Grablewski.

Limoncello Fizzy Sangria

  • 1 bottle dry white wine
  • 2 cups lemonade
  • 1/2 cup limoncello
  • 2 lemons, cut into wheels
  • 2 oranges, cut into wheels
  • 1 bottle of semisweet sparkling wine (prosecco or spumante)
  • lemon twist and mint sprigs for garnish
Combine everything but the prosecco (and the mint/lemon twists) and give it a stir.  Refrigerate for a few hours or overnight.  Add ice to glasses and fill half way with the wine/limoncello mixture.  Top up with the prosecco and garnish.

Something (probably insect-like in nature) ate my mint, so we went with the lemon twist as the solo garnish.  B & I both think this one is a nice addition to our patio entertaining repertoire. It’s both festive and refreshing.  It’s also easy to make for a group.

One last thing, for anyone interested in a great blog about science, I highly recommend checking out our friend Meghan’s blog Aliquots.

Have a great summer.

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