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Peachy White Wine Sangria

Peachy White Wine Sangria

Although summer has not officially arrived yet, it sure feels like it. And for those hot days it’s nice to lounge with a glass of cold Sangria. I prefer white wine and here is a Sangria with a little peach schnapps and elderflower concentrate. I made this with a single glass serving in mind, since it can be difficult to scale down from a pitcher size recipe. The type of wine of course will alter the taste. Use the type of wine you like but keep in mind that you may have to use less elderflower concentrate, the sweeter the wine is. I hope you enjoy your lazy summer days to its fullest.

Ingredients: makes 1 glass

3/4 cup Chardonnay, chilled (180 ml)

2 teaspoons peach schnapps

3 teaspoons elderflower concentrate

orange slice

lime slice

ice cubes

a splash of seltzer water, optional

Directions:

Toss all ingredients into a glass, plant yourself in a comfortable lounge chair and enjoy. Cheers

Source: My Danish Kitchen

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Hyldeblomst Saft

Hyldeblomster (Elderflowers) has played a big role in Nordic mythology. It was believed that the goddess Freja lived by the Elderflowers and that the bushes provided protection from evil. The flowers were also thought to give relief from ailments such as toothaches, fevers, depression and insomnia. In today’s modern Denmark Elderflowers are still very popular but for different reasons. Today the mature flowers are used to make a wonderful tasty juice concentrate. The Elderflower bushes can be found growing wild in the woods, fields or parks and the time to harvest the fragrant flowers is in early June. I have never come across Elderflowers here where we live, then again, I haven’t really gone scavenger hunting for them either. In any case, I did come across some delicious Elderflower concentrate at my all-time favorite store IKEA and wanted to share with you this refreshing drink which is perfect for the hot summer days here in Virginia.

Hyldeblomst Saft – Elderflower Concentrate

Ingredients:

Makes 1 glass

Hyldeblomst (Elderflower) with Water

1/4 cup Elderflower concentrate

3/4 cup ice-cold water

ice cubes

lemon slice

Hyldeblomst (Elderflower) with Carbonated Water (and Rum)

1/4 cup Elderflower concentrate

3/4 cup carbonated water (such as Perrier)

ice cubes

1 shot Captain Morgan’s Spiced Rum (optional)

Directions:

Making sure the water or carbonated water is ice-cold, mix with concentrate. Add ice cubes and remaining ingredients such as lemon slice and rum if desired. Enjoy!

Hyldeblomst Saft mixed in blender with ice.

Source: My Danish Kitchen

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