Blueberry-Limoncello Sangria {with Lavender-Infused Simple Syrup}

Blueberry-Limoncello Sangria {with Lavender-Infused Simple Syrup}

 When it comes to adult beverages, Sangria is one of my all-time favorites. My mom picked me up some fresh dried lavender at the Farmer’s Market last year and, to date, I’d only used it in my Whipped Lavender Lemonade Hand & Body Scrub. Ever since I visited Italy way back in 2004, Limoncello and sparkling water have been two of my favorite things to enjoy so this recipe rolled around in my head a few days before I couldn’t wait to try it any longer. So on a Wednesday we had Sangria!

I brought my neighbor over to taste-test and my husband had 3 glasses, so it’s safe to say this recipe is a keeper!

The Simple Syrup will make more than you need for the recipe, so use the leftovers to make another batch or add a tsp or two to your tea or lemonade!

Lavender-Infused Simple Syrup Ingredients:

  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups evaporated cane juice (or sugar)
  • 2 tbsp dried lavender

Sangria Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup Lavender-Infused Simple Syrup
  • 3 shots Limoncello
  • 1 (750mL) bottle dry white wine (I used Chardonnay)
  • 1 cup frozen organic blueberries
  • thinly sliced lemons
  • 2 cups sparkling water (such as Pellegrino or Perrier)

Blueberry-Limoncello Sangria {with Lavender-Infused Simple Syrup}

For the lavender-infused simple syrup, combine water and lavender in a saucepan and bring to a boil, add sugar and stir until dissolved (about 2-3 minutes). Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Pour through a fine mesh strainer, reserving the simple syrup and straining out lavender leaves. Discard lavender and allow syrup to cool.

For the sangria, simply combine everything and enjoy. If you don’t plant to serve immediately, don’t add the sparkling water until the last minute (or it starts to lose it’s fizz).

Pour a big ol’ glass and enjoy!

Blueberry-Limoncello Sangria {with Lavender-Infused Simple Syrup}

Behind the scenes of trying to be a better picture-taker (thanks to this post from Mandi at Sugar Bee Crafts)…

Blueberry-Limoncello Sangria {with Lavender-Infused Simple Syrup}

Blueberry-Limoncello Sangria {with Lavender-Infused Simple Syrup}
 
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Serves: 6-8
Ingredients
  • LAVENDER-INFUSED SIMPLE SYRUP Ingredients:
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups evaporated cane juice (or sugar)
  • 2 tbsp dried lavender
  • SANGRIA Ingredients:
  • ¼ cup Lavender-Infused Simple Syrup
  • 3 shots Limoncello
  • 1 (750mL) bottle dry white wine (I used Chardonnay)
  • 1 cup frozen organic blueberries
  • thinly sliced lemons
  • 2 cups sparkling water (such as Pellegrino or Perrier)
Instructions
  1. For the lavender-infused simple syrup, combine water and lavender in a saucepan and bring to a boil, add sugar and stir until dissolved (about 2-3 minutes). Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Pour through a fine mesh strainer, reserving the simple syrup and straining out lavender leaves. Discard lavender and allow syrup to cool.
  2. For the sangria, simply combine everything and enjoy. If you don't plant to serve immediately, don't add the sparkling water until the last minute (or it starts to lose it's fizz).

Blueberry-Limoncello Sangria {with Lavender-Infused Simple Syrup}

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Dawn is the DIY & Lifestyle blogger/Graphic Designer behind By Dawn Nicole. She is a mom of 3 who believes in "throwing kindness around like confetti". While Dawn loves all things creative, she has a passion for hand-lettered typography. A clean-eating foodie who loves cooking as much as a a good long outdoor run, she believes in balance and rarely lets a day go by without dark chocolate and over-caffeinating. She is also a contributor to the Silhouette Blog and Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke.

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