Sangria: A fine-weather drink

White Sangria is a great option to sip on during fine weather days. (Photo by Anna Skinner)

White Sangria is a great option to sip on during fine weather days. (Photo by Anna Skinner)

Commentary by Anna Skinner

With fine weather days rolling around more often, some may be eyeing the booze that just screams spring. The Local’s White Sangria was one such drink.

Created with sauvignon blanc, St. Elder elderflower liqueur and soda water, the drink had a unique combination of slightly fizzy paired with the dryness of the white wine and the natural sweetness from the elderflower liqueur. Fresh fruit is muddled below the ice of the wine drink, and sipping on this delicacy had me yearning to be on a patio or near some sort of body of water soaking up the rays.

The fruity sweetness brings out the spring flavors, but the wine tones it down so the drink is not overly sweet. I did not feel like I would be nursing a headache later that night from enjoying the tasty beverage.

The drink was flirty and cool and is versatile for spring or summer. Once The Local opens up the patio seating, I’d put money on the White Sangria being one of the more frequently ordered drinks.

Overall, it was a very refreshing, exuberant spring drink.

White Sangria

Get it at The Local, Westfield


Orange slice, lime slice, lemon slice, maraschino cherry

1.25 oz. St. Elder liqueur

Los Cardos sauvignon blanc

Soda water

Muddle the fruit at the bottom of a wine glass and fill with ice. Pour St. Elder, then fill with sauvignon blanc and top with soda water. Toss lightly and garnish with an orange slice.


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