The easiest to prepare, this Mimosa Sangria will be the spotlight at your New Year's party!
I can't wait to make this for future bridal showers, brunches, and New Year's parties. All it takes is a few minutes of prep the night before, and you have the most delicious bubbly sangria the next day!
If you don't have enough advance time to make it the night before, you can still make it with a few hours advance. I'll explain!
Sangrias traditionally are made with fruit and wine. It sits overnight to soak the fruit and let it all infuse together. The sitting time is really important because that's what gets the flavors just right.
Like any sangria, the fruit sits in alcohol and refrigerates for a few hours, or overnight. The more it sits, the better it gets! Since this is a "sparkling sangria", where we're using champagne instead of wine, the champagne doesn't get mixed in until right before serving.
This helps keep things bubbly. Over time after the champagne is poured, the bubbles and fizz start to disappear. So you want it the bubbliest when you're drinking it.
Since everyone loves Mimosas this Sangria is a real winner. It's got orange juice and champagne like a Mimosa, but also peach schnapps and fruit to sangriatize it.
It's bubbly, fruity, and not overly sweet. Depending on the champagne you use, you can control the sweetness. I used one that's right in the middle- Gran Spumante.
The peach schnapps gives it a peachy undertone, and all the fruit flavors blend together from soaking for hours. The result is absolutely delicious.
I've made this twice already, and it's safe to say that everyone loved it! I was pleasantly surprised to see men drinking it the most, when I would have guessed that it would be the women enjoying it more.
While I won't be drinking it this New Years, (I'll be on a flight to Paris!!! EEK!), I will definitely be making it again soon!
Sparkling sangria that's perfect for parties!
- 1 orange
- 1 lemon
- 6 oz. blueberries
- 6 oz. raspberries
- 3/4 c. peach schnapps
- 3 c. orange juice
- 1 bottle champagne (sparkling wine), I used a Ballatore Gran Spumante
- Slice the orange and lemon into thin slices.
- Place the raspberries, blueberries, lemon and orange slices in a large pitcher.
- Pour the peach schnapps and orange juice in.
- Refrigerate the mixture 3 hours or overnight.
- Right before serving, pour in champagne and stir. Over time the champagne will lose it's bubbles.
- Pour into glasses, and serve!