Sparkling Summer Peach Sangria Recipe
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This Sparkling Summer Peach Sangria Recipe is cool, refreshing and the perfect summer drink to make any occasion special!
Thank you Total Wine & More for inviting me to the Grand Opening event and sponsoring this post! The opinions and text are all mine.
Last week, Hubby and I were lucky enough to be invited to the grand opening event of Austin’s newest Total Wine & More location. (Pays to be a good customer I guess!)
We rarely have a chance to get out and do fun stuff like this, so when the invitation came through, I immediately RSVP’d YES!
Their newest location is located near the Arboretum (which is home to some of my favorite places to shop and dine) and I was happy to have the chance to attend the party. (Who wouldn’t want the opportunity to get dressed up, listen to live music all while sampling amazing wines, cheeses, craft beers, and other goodies. And yes, that is a cheese carving of Texas and the Total Wine and More logo! )
I found so many goodies I wanted to take home with me. Total Wine and More has just about anything you could want, rows and rows of Craft Beers and an entire side of the store dedicated to wine. They also have wine tastings, classes, and events every week!
After browsing through the store and tasting everything offered that evening, I found a Pinot Grigio I loved and was inspired to create this light and fruity summer sangria recipe to share with you today.
What kind of wine is best for Sangria?
A classic Sangria is a drink made with red wine combined with citrus juice, fruit, and spices. The name sangria comes from the traditional color of the red wine. Many people use port wine as a base since it is already slightly sweetened.
That being said, Sangria is actually very flexible; just use your favorite wine. If you like the wine, you can’t lose! Whites, reds, rosé, Moscato, or Prosecco and any combination of your favorite summer fruit will pair wonderfully. (I have an awesome sweet red wine sangria recipe here.)
How to make a Sparkling Fruit Sangria:
To make a Sangria, you need at least two kinds of fruit, and since this recipe is peach-based, you’ll want to use the ripest peaches you can find and a citrus fruit.
I went with oranges since that is what I had on hand, but you could use lemon, lime, tangerine, or grapefruit, plus any other combination of summer fruit you think sounds good. To make it sparkling, you will add in sparkling water to the mixture. (I used peach sparkling water – so good!)
How long does Sangria need to sit before serving:
The other important thing to know about sangria… DO NOT taste it when you first mix it together! If you do, you will be very disappointed. Sangria needs to sit in the fridge for at least 4 hours. The fruit needs time to blend with the wine for the final flavor to shine through. (Of course, I tasted it immediately, so I can attest to this, and the next day? AMAZING!)
Depending on the fruit you use, longer might even be better. Citrus fruits and stone fruits hold up well in the wine, but soft fruits and berries will begin to soften to the point of being mushy after a day or two.
Can you add more alcohol to Sangria?
The short answer? Yes!
Personally, I prefer a weaker cocktail and for this recipe, I have left out the additional alcohol that you normally find in Sangria. If desired, you can add up to 4 oz of brandy or flavored liqueur per bottle of wine used.
This Sparkling Summer Peach Sangria Recipe is the perfect summer drink!Print
Sparkling Summer Peach Sangria Recipe
- Prep Time: 20 min
- Total Time: 4 hrs 25 min
- Yield: serves 8
- Category: drinks
- 3 peaches
- 3 oranges (or other citrus fruit)
- a handful of a 3rd fruit, sliced (Strawberries, blueberries, apples – whatever you have)
- plus more for garnish
- Bottle of white wine, rosé or prosecco
- 20 oz of peach flavored sparkling/seltzer water
- optional 2 to 3 tbsp sugar (Depends on how ripe your peaches are.)
- optional up to 4 oz brandy or other flavored liqueur
- Slice 2 peaches and 2 oranges into thin slices.
- Add to the bottom of glass pitcher along with 3rd fruit.
- Add wine and 20 oz of the peach sparkling water. (If adding additional alcohol, add it now)
- Give the mixture a good stir and place in fridge for at least 4 hours (8 would be better)
- Just before serving, give the mixture a taste, if it needs to be sweeter, mix in 2 to 3 tablespoons sugar.
- Pour a bit of the sangria into a glass, spoon a bit of fruit in the glass.
- Garnish with extra fruit and serve!
Keywords: peach, sangria, sparkling wine sangria
Do you have a favorite type of sangria? Let us know in the comments below!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Total Wine & More. The opinions and text are all mine.
About the Author
Jamie Sanders is a wife and mom of 2, located in the heart of Texas. She founded Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom in 2011 as a place to share creative ideas and family friendly recipes. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart, Woman’s World, HuffPost, TODAY, Pioneer Woman, HGTV, CNET, Good Housekeeping, Yahoo, Oprah Daily, and Redbook, plus many other publications. To date, she had given away just under a million free pdf sewing patterns.
Great recipe! We used aldi winking owl moscato and it was sweet and fruity!
Looks like a really refreshing drink to enjoy. I love those fruit slices. I am making saving your recipe and making this on Saturday. I am so looking forward to that relax time!
Omg! This Sangria looks like a perfect compliment to warm summer day! I love Sangria… although I am not a huge fan of peaches except in peach cobbler. But I would be willing to try anything once.
Yum one of my favourite things about the summer is the endless amounts of sangria that I consume.
We make peach sangira for pretty much every party we have. Its always such a hit! This recipe looks great!
I love sangria in the summer. I will have to try this one sooner than later.
It looks like you had a great time. Sweet that some of the proceeds went to local schools, love that! Your recipe is perfect for summer, I can’t wait to try it on the weekend.
Oh my goodness, peaches! My favorite! Pinning, this looks delicious!
Peaches are one of my favorite summer fruits. The peaches and strawberries in this sangria sound super tasty for hot weather!
I can well imagine that this is a delicious and sweet drink that is the type I love to drink
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This looks really good. I love fruits in my drink on the occassion I have one.