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
Serves 6 to 8
(750-milliliter) bottle prosecco, cava, or other dry white sparkling wine, chilled
1 1/2 cups
St. Germain elderflower liqueur, chilled
freshly squeezed lemon juice
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.