Rosé, fresh lemon juice and blueberry-lavender simple syrup, make for a refreshingly delicious twist on Sangria.
To make a great libation, simple syrup is a must. It’s as simple as boiling water and sugar together but the flavor options are endless. Simple syrup is an important component for great cocktails because it ensures even distribution of sweetness.
Fresh blueberries, lemon zest, and dried lavender take simple syrup to the next level. Make some for this recipe and save the rest for blueberry-lavender lemonade on a hot summer day.
Blueberry lavender Lemon Sangria
Makes 6 serving
- 1 bottle of Rosé 750 ml
- 1 cup of super fine sugar
- 1 teaspoon of lemon zest
- 1/2 of lemon juice
- 1 lemon sliced thin
- 1/2 cup of water
- 1 pint of Blueberries, divided in half
- 1 teaspoon of dried lavender
- 2 cups of crushed ice
- In a medium sauce pan, add half the blueberries, sugar, water, lemon juice and zest
- Simmer for 10 mins and stir. You want the blueberries to pop and reduce a bit.
- Strain blueberry syrup through a fine mesh sieve
- In a pitcher, pour in the full bottle of Rosé, add 1/4 cup of the Blueberry lavender syrup
- Add in Lemon slices and other half of blueberries
- Divide ice between 6 wine glasses and pour in sangria
- Garnish with a sprig of fresh lavender
Save extra Blueberry lavender syrup in Mason jar and place in the refrigerator for further uses. It’s great with Lemonade.