This easy recipe for Peach Sangria is sure to be a hit with your family and friends. Celebrate in style with this tasty mix of peach, orange, lemon and Sauvignon Blanc.
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My suggestion is for you to make this Peach Sangria. This recipe is not only a hit with the ladies watching the game, but the guys dig it too. There’s something about Peach Sangria that makes it an equal opportunity cocktail.
I’m all for having a two-four on hand for the festivities, but I also think having multiple options is a wise idea. You want all your guests to be happy, so make sure you have lots of variety in your drink choices.
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What I love about Sangria is how versatile it is. You can mix it up in a variety of ways and play around with it to make it your own. Add a little of this, swap this for that, and you have a whole new cocktail on your hands. It’s such a fun drink to play with.
It’s also an all season cocktail if you ask me. If you can find fresh peaches that’s great. In the event that you cannot locate fresh peaches you can substitute frozen. There are no hard and fast rules here.
If you’re not fond of orange juice mixed with Sangria you can swap it out for peach juice. I have another version I’ll share with you at another time where I do that. I’ve also swapped the orange juice out for white grapefruit juice.
We love making Sangria for parties. It’s such a versatile drink and I’ve never met a person who doesn’t care for it after they try it. If you really take the time to build the flavour no one can resist Sangria.
One tip I’ll give you is to let the flavour really mingle and build. I suggest making the base anywhere from 2 to 24 hours ahead of time. That way the flavour will absolutely pop when you’re sipping it.
This one allows the peaches to marinate in the wine for a minimum of 2 hours. Personally I’d highly suggest making it the night before you need it. That way the peach flavour really shines through.
I also used a peach simple syrup for this recipe to amp up the peach flavour. If you don’t have time to make peach simple syrup you can use peach schnapps. Or peach juice. If you have time make the syrup, it’s worth it.
Personally I think the longer you let the fruit soak up that delicious wine the better it will taste. It’s also better really cold. I’m the ice queen when it comes to beverages. The more ice you put in my drink the happier I am.
I hope you dig this one. Whether you’re making this for game day or a party, I guarantee your guests are going to love it. It’s always a hit every time I make it.
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- 1 cup water
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 peaches, chopped into small pieces
- 750 ml Sauvignon Blanc
- 2 cups good quality orange juice
- ½ cup Cointreau
- 1 cup peach simple syrup, recipe above
- 6 peaches, sliced thinly
- 2 oranges, sliced thinly, for garnish
- 1 lemon, sliced thinly, for garnish
- Ice, if desired
- Peel the peaches and cut into small pieces. Discard the peel and pit.
- In a medium saucepan combine the water and sugar and cook over medium-low heat until the sugar dissolves. Add the chopped peaches to the saucepan and bring mixture to a boil, then reduce and simmer for about 20 to 25 minutes. This will allow the peaches to really steep, and the flavour to come through. Take off the heat and allow to cool completely. Then strain the mixture to get rid of the pieces. Strain slowly for a pure simple syrup with no cloudy effects or bits floating about. I use a sieve to do mine. You can also use a napkin over a cup, or even a coffee filter if push comes to shove.
- Once it's cooled and strained you can make the sangria, or store the simple syrup in the fridge until needed. They last about 1 to 2 weeks and are great to have on hand for multiple uses.
- Mix the Sauvignon Blanc, orange juice, Cointreau, simple syrup (cooled), and peaches in a large pitcher. Place in fridge overnight.
- Add the orange slices, lemon slices and ice right before serving.
- Serve with a big old Peach Loving smile!
I recommend making the Sangria at least 2 hours before you need it. If you have enough time it's actually best if you make it 12 to 24 hours in advance. Just don't add the orange, lemon slices or ice until just before serving.
Want it to taste like peach pie? Add a little cinnamon and nutmeg to it. Instant sensory satisfaction. Enjoy!
This was so much fun to photograph. The light was all over the place the day I made it so it was fun to play with different settings and setups. Sangria, not only delicious but super pretty! I love that.
This is such a fun drink. You can make it in winter for game days, just use frozen peaches. Or if you’re lucky to live somewhere that ships in produce you can use fresh peaches, you’ll just pay a bit more. I used fresh for this recipe. We had some great peaches at the local supermarket so I jumped on the opportunity to use them for a recipe.
If you want more peach flavour in this you can swap out the orange juice for peach juice. I made a great peach simple syrup to add to mine so it tasted fabulous. Plus I let my fruit marinate in the alcohol overnight so it really amps up the peach taste in this. Feel free to adjust things to your own taste. Life is about making yourself happy. Don’t hold back.
I hope you make this. Whether you make it for game day, or a family gathering, or even a potluck dinner, you’ll be the belle of the ball if you make this. It’s sheer peach perfection and your guests will be asking you to make it every time the visit you.
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Thanks for reading. Cheers to a successful game day. May your glass be bottomless and your team be victorious!
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