White Nectarine Prosecco Sangria With Ginger & Elderflower Cocktail

White Nectarine Prosecco Sangria With Ginger & Elderflower Cocktail

A party isn't a party with a beautiful drink in your hand.

Circa Home sent me their Elderflower & Amber candle as a delicious Christmas present and asked my, "What drink would you pair with this scent?" 

This white nectarine Prosecco sangria with ginger and elderflower cocktail makes for a perfect Christmas day drink. It's flavour is lovely - it almost tastes like summer and works perfectly when infused with a sugar syrup.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons mild honey
  • 1/3 cup (35g) finely chopped fresh ginger
  • 4 medium sized white nectarines or peaches chopped and sliced
  • 1/4 cup strained lemon juice
  • 1 (750ml) bottle Prosecco or other dry sparkling white wine (Cava) chilled
  • 1 cup St. Germain elderflower liqueur, chilled ice
  • 1-3 cups sparkling water, chilled

Method

  1. In a large measuring pitcher, muddle together the honey and chopped ginger until the juices run out of the ginger. Do this for 1min.
  2. Muddle in 2 chopped nectarines (or peaches) and lemon juice until well crushed (alternatively, pulse the mixture in a food processor or with an immersion blender to speed up this process).
  3. Stir in half of the Prosecco.
  4. Strain the mixture through a fine mesh sieve and into a large punch bowl or pitcher, pressing on the fruit pulp to extract the good stuff. Then discard the pulp.
  5. Add the rest of the Prosecco, the St. Germain and the remaining sliced nectarines to the sangria. 
  6. Taste, adding more lemon juice if you feel the drink needs it.
  7. Add sparkling water to the pitcher and serve within the hour while the drink is still bubbly.

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