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Sparkling wine sangria

Sparkling wine sangria

New Year’s Eve spells an abundance of fancy fizz!

  • Makes 2L
  • Less than 15 minutes


  • ½ cup (125ml) water
  • ¼ cup (60ml) sugar
  • 10 mint leaves, plus extra for serving
  • 2 star anise
  • 1 punnet (125g) blueberries
  • 2 sliced peaches
  • 1 sliced orange or grapefruit
  • 2 Tbsp (30ml) pomegranate rubies
  • 2 bottles (750ml each) white sparkling wine
  • 1 cup (250ml) apple juice
  • Juice (60ml) and grated peel of 1 lemon
  • Crushed ice, for serving


  1. Heat water, sugar, mint leaves and star anise in a pot until sugar dissolves.
  2. Cool syrup and strain.
  3. Place blueberries, peaches, orange or grapefruit slices, pomegranate rubies and mint in a large jug.
  4. Combine wine, apple juice, and juice and grated peel of 1 lemon with syrup.
  5. Pour over fruit.
  6. Place crushed ice in serving glasses and pour sangria over.
  7. Garnish with extra mint before serving.
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