Need a refreshing cocktail to beat this heat? Try my Champagne sangria!

This is a sweet and fruity twist on classic white wine sangria. It a fun, bubbly cocktail that is a sure crowd pleaser. You can adjust the recipe as you wish and try using different types of fresh fruit.

I love the addition of fresh mint, and for this recipe I use a mint-infused simple syrup. To make your own, add one cup of sugar to one cup of boiling water. Add a handful of fresh mint leaves, boil for 3 minutes, then allow to cool.

Your shopping list is below, then watch the video to see how it’s made.

Shopping List

  • 1 bottle champagne
  • ½ C. lemon vodka
  • ½ C. orange juice
  • ¼ C. mint-infused simple syrup
  • Sliced lemon
  • Sliced lime
  • Sliced orange
  • Handful of strawberries
  • Handful of blueberries
  • (Add a bit of lemon and lime zest)
  • Combine in a large pitcher and serve over cracked ice

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