Your Margarita Madness Alternative

They don’t call it “ToKillYa” for nothing.

You remember college, right? When Cinco de Mayo was an excuse to drink margaritas until, well, you couldn’t anymore? But you’re not in college anymore, and much like the rhythm, Tequila is going to get you. So here’s your Cinco de Mayo alternative to the margarita madness. We’ll call it the Saucy Sangria.

Here’s what you’ll need (to make 1 pitcher):

  • 2 shots Elderflower liqueur (such as St. Germain)
  • 1 bottle dry white wine (I like dry Viogniers for this recipe)
  • 1 lime, sliced
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 2 ripe peaches, cut into chunks
  • 3 ripe green apples, cut into chunks
  • 1 pint raspberries
  • Sparkling water or Prosecco, for topping off glasses of sangria at table

Combine elderflower liqueur, lime, lemon, peaches and apples in a large pitcher. Cover with 1 bottle of dry white wine and chill sangria several hours (make the night before if you’re starting festivities with brunch). To serve, spoon fruits into glasses or goblets, adding a few fresh raspberries in each glass, pour wine over top of the fruit. Top glasses of sangria off with a splash of sparkling water or Prosecco and enjoy!

Bonus: if you’re worried about your Saucy Sangria warming up on your slower sippers, throw some green grapes into the freezer when making the Sangria, and add them in along with the raspberries just before serving!

¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

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