Wedding season is just as much bridal shower season, which means in between the actual weddings you're attending, you may have a few showers to pop into to celebrate the bride-to-be. If this is the year you're finally hosting one for your sister or your best friend, you may be sweating a bit. How do you pull this thing off? Well, you need a winning menu that's easy and fun, and a killer cocktail. Here's that cocktail — it's bubbly, floral, and fruity, and comes together in one big pitcher in a flash. That means more drinking and less assembling, which is a good thing at such a festive occasion.
A 5-Ingredient Sparkling Cocktail to Enjoy All Wedding Season Long
This sangria comes together as fast as the time it takes you to pour a handful of things into a pitcher. Sparkling wine is a celebratory base for the sangria, while elderflower liqueur upgrades it even further with its sweet floral notes. Lemon juice and club soda make it light and easy-drinking, which is always a win, especially during a daytime shower, and a few big handfuls of raspberries add the fruity element to the drink and bring a pop of color to each glass.
The recipe can be doubled, tripled, or even quadrupled, depending on how many guests you're expecting (a large punch bowl can be substituted for a pitcher if that's the case). Stir the elements together before the party gets underway and then let everyone pour their own glasses just before the games start.
Bridal Shower Sangria
1 (750-milliliter) bottle prosecco, cava, or other dry white sparkling wine, chilled
1 1/2 cups St. Germain Elderflower liqueur, chilled
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 cups fresh or frozen raspberries
1 1/2 cups seltzer or club soda, chilled
Combine the prosecco, St. Germain, lemon juice, and raspberries in a large pitcher. Top with the sparkling water. Pour into glasses with or without ice.