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Chambord Sangria Bar

A DIY Chambord Sangria Bar is where it's at this summer! You make the fruity sangria base with Chambord and nectarines and let your friends do the rest.

A DIY Chambord Sangria Bar is where it’s at this summer! You make the fruity sangria base with Chambord and nectarines and let your friends do the rest.

Ingredients

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For the Chambord Sangria Base:

  • 3 ripe nectarines, pitted, peeled, and chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 5 lavender buds
  • 1 cup Chambord
  • For the Bar:
  • 1 bottle chilled white wine
  • 1 bottle chilled red wine
  • 13 bottles chilled sparkling juice (get a couple of different kinds for variation. I got sparkling lemonade and sparkling berry lemonade)
  • 14 bottles chilled ginger beer
  • 34 different types of ripe fresh fruit, sliced
  • 12 types of fresh herb leaves (about 1 bunch each)

Instructions

  1. To make the Chambord base, combine nectarines, water, sugar, and lavender in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil stirring until sugar dissolves. Reduce heat to a simmer and let cook until fruit is soft, about 5 minutes.
  2. Let cool then transfer mixture to a blender, add Chambord, and blend until smooth. Transfer to a serving pitcher, cover, and chill until cold. You can do this the day before if you’d like.
  3. Arrange all the elements on a table or bar for everyone to help themselves.
  4. To make a drink, add a few pieces of ice to a wine glass. Then add 1 part Chambord base with 1 part wine and 1 part sparkling juice or ginger beer. Add a few pieces of fruit and some herb leaves, stir and enjoy.