Updated: Aug 15
What is Sangria?
Sangria is a Spanish drink made with wine and fruit. It is prevalent in Spain and Portugal, as well as the rest of the world. There are many different varieties of this beloved drink, and the most popular uses the Spanish Rioja red wine. You can also make sangria with white wine. The wine is mixed with fresh fruit, any fruit that is in season. Some fruits most used are apples, oranges, berries, pineapple, and yes, peaches. Also mixed in with the wine and fruit is typically brandy, sparkling water, or a flavored liqueur.
Personalize your Peach Sangria
The beauty of the sangria is that you can personalize it to your taste. Some people like a little harder sangria and add brandy to the mix. If you are a lightweight like me, I prefer a lighter drink, especially during the hot months. I like to add a little club soda or lemon-lime soda to my peach sangria. Either way, it is one delicious and refreshing drink.
This summer, more than any other, I have been delving into signature drinks. Adding a drink pairing truly makes things more fun! I made this drink for my Father’s Day brunch I had over the weekend. Whether for brunch, lunch, or to unwind after a long day, this cold refreshing sparkling sangria is fun and easy to make.
HOW TO MAKE PEACH SANGRIA
Sangria is one of the easiest pitcher drinks you can make. And the fact that you make it ahead makes it easy on the host.
Start with a dry white wine. I use Pinot Grigio, but you could also try it with Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc.
Too make this a fancy drink I added the Prosecco for the sprinkling taste
You will need two cans of sprite 12 oz size.
Make sure you thaw the frozen limeade concentrate in the refrigerator so it’s easy to pour.
Use Fresh Peaches. It makes the drinks taste better, with the fresh fruits.
The trick to making great sangria is to add everything together and let it refrigerate for several hours. The fruit will get nice and saturated with the sangria, and the liquid ingredients will blend to perfection.
1 – 750 ml bottles Pinot Grigio
1-750 ml Bottle Prosecco
2 cans (12 ounces each) sprite
1 cup frozen pink lemonade concentrate, thawed
2 cup sliced peaches
In a large pitcher, combine wine, Prosecco, Sprite, and limonade. Stir well.
Add peaches and chill for at least 2 hours.
Serve chilled over ice.