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apricot basil sangria with sparkling wine

Easy Apricot Basil Sangria

5 from 1 vote
Warm weather beckons us to enjoy a sweet + crisp cocktail. This Easy Apricot + Basil Sangria for two is just the thing for a relaxing evening on the porch.
Prep Time:5 mins
Total Time:5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Spanish
Keyword: Party Food
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 225kcal
Author: Sip + Sanity | Linda Feller

Equipment

  • muddler

Ingredients

  • 1 apricot from canned with juices, diced
  • 2 oz apricot juices from the can *
  • 4 to 6 fresh basil leaves plus more for garnish **
  • 2 oz orange liqueur triple sec, Cointreau, Gran Marnier
  • 8 oz wine sparkling, ramato or white wine

Instructions

  • In the bottom of a cocktail shaker or small pitcher add one diced apricot half, 2 oz of the canned juice, and 4 to 6 basil leaves. Muddle with a muddler or wooden spoon.
  • Add 1 oz orange liqueur and 8 oz of wine. Stir to combine.
  • Add a few ice cubes to 2 wine glasses. Slice or dice an additional apricot half and divide it between the 2 glasses.
  • Pour the sangria over the ice and garnish with a sprig of basil or a basil leaf.

Notes

*If you plan to make a lot of these, pick up some apricot nectar as you may run out of juice from the can of apricots. You can find small cans of nectar at your grocery sold in 6-packs or individually.
**You can chiffonade or rough chop the basil before muddling. It all depends on your preference − whole leaves or little bits.