Happy Summer Solstice…. where the season of Summer marks its spot so let the clambakes begin! Enjoying the longest day of the year would mean you would have to take it easy, so start with a great workout, maybe a new outfit, and spending time with friends. A stroll on the beach surrounded by refreshing cocktails and wild flowers. Top off with a miraculous sunset perhaps in the Hamptons, Montauk, Miami, or Tulum. Now that’s my kind of new beginning — Welcome Summer Solstice, we’ve missed you!
Champagne Chamomile Summer Cocktails are a refreshing way to welcome the new season !
SPARKLING CHAMOMILE with a touch of SANGRIA, SERVES 4-6
2 cups chamomile tea
3/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup gin
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup elderflower liqueur
First, bring 2 cups of water to a boil in a saucepan. Add 2 chamomile tea bags and let steep 5 minutes. Remove bags and discard. While tea is still hot add your 1/2 cup of sugar and stir until fully dissolved.
Next, cut up the fruit and then add it to your pitcher or large serving vessel. Pour tea, lemon juice, gin, and elderflower liqueur into the vessel and let sit in the refrigerator for at least 3-4 hours. The longer you let the fruit steep the better!
Just before serving your Sparkling Chamomile Sangria, add ice and finally top with a bottle of Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G. In this recipe, I only used 1 bottle of prosecco, but if you want to make a boozier sangria I suggest using 2 bottles instead.
Recipe by Arseni-Lace.com