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Drink DuJour: Sangria Flora

Reminisce with this colorful cocktail inspired by the 1920s

This summer’s Jazz Age Lawn Party had no shortage of flappers, food and Flora—Sangria Flora, that is. The cocktail mirrors the light, refreshing vibes of the roaring twenties-inspired soireé.

“Just before Prohibition was enacted, cocktails had become increasingly popular,” says Eater Miami’s 2012 Bartender of the Year Hillary Choo. “Bartenders were mixing wines and spirits with liquors, fresh fruit and sweeteners to make enjoying such libations even more palatable.”

Indeed, the decades-old method still holds true. In addition to the handpicked elderflowers found in St-Germain, Sangria Flora blends hints of peach, pear, grapefruit, lemon, tropical fruit and more. And we have the recipe for creating your first batch of what is sure to be many more.


Sangria Flora

1 bottle Sauvignon Blanc or Dry White Wine
1 cup St-Germain
2 peaches
5-6 strawberries
6 raspberries
1 bunch grapes 

Stir ingredients in a pitcher or carafe. Soak for approximately 15 minutes (or longer if desired). Serve in an ice-filled glass with St-Germain spoon-straws to enjoy the fruit while drinking.



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