Peach Sangria is my favorite spring and summer cocktail of choice. Spring is in the air and I’m ready to start making my favorite sangria recipe to celebrate spring.
The month of March has arrived and the season of warmer temperatures, easter dresses, cute bunnies, colorful eggs and blooming flowers are reasons to celebreate with a refreshing glass of sangria.
Even though spring officially starts on March 19, I couldn’t wait to enjoy my favorite easy spring cocktail.
Sangria has surged in popularity over the last few years and is now a staple in my home. For a long time Sangria was viewed as the “bastard stepchild” of wine, according to Andrew Knowlton, associate editor of Bon Appetit. Considered too sweet and too sticky but of course I completely disagree.
Sangria isn’t your average spring/summer beverage it is simple, refreshing and easily tailored to your palate – All you will need is fresh fruit, wine, and brandy. Hopefully you will pick fruit from your local market.
From its humble roots in Spain, Sangria has grown to become a popular, refreshing party drink around the world. In the United States, Sangria was first tasted at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York.
The Spanish World area served this fruity wine punch to its visitors, and history was made!
Best Refreshing Summer Cocktail Recipe
Sangria is traditionally a red wine punch. Spanish people from all walks of life enjoy this drink, creating it primarily with Rioja and other Spanish reds. Sangria can also be made with white wine which is what I will use for this peach sangria recipe.
When made with white wine the sangria is then known as ‘Sangria Blanco’ (white sangria) . The Cava (Spanish sparkling wine) producing area soon created a sparkling white version
I suggest starting with an inexpensive white wine – A few of my favorite white wines for making this peach sangria recipe include Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling, Albarino, Gewurztraminer, and Pinot Grio.
These characteristics make Garnacha my personal go-to for making stellar red sangria. Next, I infuse the Gran Gala which is the cheaper sister of Grand Marnier, Pineapple juice, and I also use 2 cans of the Mexican Goya juices and mix with the fresh fruit and Viola!!
“You should be able to taste everything that goes into it,” according to cocktail historian David Wondrich in a Bon Appetit pod cast.
Much like a trendy handcrafted cocktail, bartenders, chefs and even you can put your own spin on sangria.
Peach Sangria Recipe Ingredients:
1 orange thinly sliced
1/2 cup of peaches
1/2 of strawberries
1 lemon thinly sliced.
2 Tablespoons simple syrup.
1 bottle peach sparkling wine
1/4 cup of simply lemonade
1/4 cup of peach snapps
1/4 cup Grand Gala
2 cans of orange/pineapple/peach Goya juice
Combine Gran Gala, peach sparkling wine, simple syrup, simply lemonade, and peach snapps slowly over fruit. Stir slowly and refrigerate to chill. Just know it will disappear quicker than it took you to prepare the Peach Sangria.
Slice peaches, oranges and strawberries before add peach sangria mix.
Chill the peach sangria for a minimum of 2 hours or I prefer overnight to blend flavors. Serve over crushed ice, and use a spoon so you can make sure every glass includes a scoop of peaches and strawberries with each serving
Ready to plan your trip, grab my FREE Vacation Planner to help you plan your trip in the time it takes to watch your favorite TV show!
If you would like to donate to Passports and Grub click here!
Do you love sangria and are you going to try this white wine peach sangria? You should add this to your summer cocktail menu. I would love to hear your thoughts so leave me a comment on Facebook, twitter or Instagram.
ARE YOU ALSO ON PINTEREST?
Why not save this post to your Pinterest board for later? I am also on Pinterest so feel free to follow Passports and Grub boards and get the latest pin directly.