As we roll into September here soon, I’m holding onto the summer weather August is still bringing us and diving into some tasty sangria!
Sangria is one of my all time favorite drinks because you can make it an everything but the kitchen sink kind of mix and it’s pretty much guaranteed to be good. There are so many yummy combinations.
This particular recipe is a knock off of what I can remember of a white sangria that used to be on the Brava Bistro menu here in Calgary. The restaurant is long gone, but the flavour of that sangria stuck with me. Now, honestly it’s been almost a decade since I last had it so I’m sure the recipe is way off – but it’s real good, and that’s what matters.
So here is my version of Brava’s sangria.
- 1 bottle pinot grigio*
- 1 cup elderflower syrup*
- 1 peach, sliced
- 1 cup sliced green grapes, sliced
- 1 cup blueberries
- Soda water to top
- 4 oz gin
- 1 cup apple juice
- 1 lime, sliced
- In a pitcher, mix together white wine, elderflower syrup, and fruit. If you are adding the gin, lime slices and/or apple juice, pour that in as well.
- If serving immediately, grab your glasses and fill with ice. Pour the sangria mix to about 2/3 of the way, top with soda water and if you like garnish with a lime slice, peach slice or green grape. Sangria holds well in the fridge in an airtight container for 3 days and the flavour only gets better.
*The sangria is fantastic with a pinto grigio, but feel free to use what you have for wine - just try and stay away from wines that are super sweet (riesling/gewurtztraminer) or super oaky (chardonnay).
*If you can't find elderflower syrup, you can also use elderflower liqueur. However, I would lower the amount to 1/3 of a cup of the liqueur.
This sangria is perfect as the recipe is written, but if you do want to spice it up a notch, I would add the gin and lime slices and if want it a little sweeter, add the apple juice. Or yo can add all three, it is delicious like this as well.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 265Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 35mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 1gSugar: 28gProtein: 1g
Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators and not from My Sweet Mess. Although we do attempt to provide as accurate nutritional information as possible, these figures are only estimates.
Now, if anyone following here knows the real true Brava Bistro recipe, PLEASE send me a message, because it is so damn good – I would love to have the real thing again.
I hope you all get to enjoy a few more weeks of summer weather. So far, it’s looking pretty good in Calgary so I’m going to keep this recipe on repeat until further notice.
If you like this sangria recipe, you might enjoy this one too:
If you get a chance to give either of these recipes a try, let me know what you think. You can comment here, or tag me on Instagram and #mysweetmess or pin it for others to see.
Till the next recipe,