This cocktail is so light and refreshing you’ll crave it all Summer long. The citrus and raspberries are just the right balance between sweet and tart. Use a good, dry bottle of champagne, prosecco or cava and avoid anything too cloying since the Triple Sec will already add a lot of sweetness. The sparkling wine scale from sweetest to driest is Spumante, Dry, Extra Dry, Brut so you’ll want a bottle of the Brut. If you prefer a touch more sweetness, add a spoonful or two of sugar.
Every Summer Brad seems a little ambivalent when I tell him I’m making this sangria. Then, as soon as he’s 2 sips into his first glass, he starts gushing about how we have to make it more often. Those are my favorite kind of recipes.
Variations I love include adding an orange or swapping Limoncello for Triple Sec. Let me know if you put another spin on it!
- 1 lemon, thinly sliced
- 6 oz raspberries
- 1/4 c Triple Sec
- 1 bottle Brut sparkling white wine
- 1-2 tbs sugar to taste (optional)
Combine all ingredient in a large pitcher. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes and serve over ice.