Saturday Sangria: Elderflower Lime Spritzer with Gruner Veltliner

I’ve been wanting to feature a sangria made with elderflower liqueur for a while now, but it’s got such a soft, delicate flavour that it’s easily overwhelmed by just about anything paired with it, which makes something bold and fruity like sangria a less-than-optimal way to showcase its subtle profile.  What it needed was something light and effervescent, simple and straightforward.  And so I hope you’ll forgive this slight departure for this week’s Saturday Sangria Spritzer: Elderflower Lime Spritzer with Gruner Veltliner

Elderflower Lime Wine Spritzer

Keep reading for the full recipe after the jump!

Elderflower Lime Wine Spritzer

Elderflower-Lime Gruner Veltliner Wine Spritzer
makes 1 cocktail

  • 1 lime, cut into wedges
  • 1 oz. elderflower liqueur
  • Gruner Veltliner white wine (or a similar white wine)
  • soda water

Elderflower Lime Wine Spritzer

1.  Fill each glass with ice.  Cut your lime into wedges and squeeze two wedges into each glass.

Elderflower Lime Wine Spritzer

2. Pour the elderflower liqueur over the ice and lime.

Elderflower Lime Wine Spritzer

Elderflower Lime Wine Spritzer

3. Fill the glass to 2/3 to 3/4 full with Gruner Veltliner white wine.  Top with soda water and stir slightly (the liqueur will settle and needs to be mixed in).  Alternatively, mix all ingredients together in a cocktail shaker and pour into glasses.

Note: You could substitute another liqueur (such as Cointreau) for elderflower liqueur, but it really won’t be the same.  I found mine at the LCBO for about $39.95 for 500mL – not cheap, but absolutely worth it.  This stuff is gold for cocktailing, and you could easily find uses for any leftovers (for example, the Brooklyn Beauty cocktail – a favourite in our house).

Join us next week for a new recipe – the summer’s almost over!

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