White Peach Sangria is perfect for summer entertaining when you’re looking for a refreshing drink featuring fresh fruits in season.
My husband is a huge fan of sangria, whether it’s red or white. Sangria is just a mixture of wine, liquors, fruit juices and fresh fruit. The wine doesn’t have to be expensive since it’s mixed together with juices, so it’s a fairly economical summer drink if you’re entertaining guests.
Recently, we celebrated the last night with our relatives from Taiwan with an American barbecue. I made a smorgasbord of sorts. I wasn’t sure our relatives were going to have dinner at home, so I didn’t prepare anything, so when I heard from my sister-in-law that they indeed wanted to have dinner at our house, I rushed out to the supermarket. Little did I know that the store was closing at 8PM that night and I had ten minutes to shop. I felt like I was on a combination of Guy Fieri’s Grocery Games and Chopped.
Rushing home with an assortment of chicken, salmon, steak, and fresh summer vegetables, I threw together a feast for everyone. Fortunately, we have a large grill and a very handy brother-in-law who jumped in to help.
What luck that I happened to have made a pitcher of this White Peach Sangria a few days beforehand. This sangria takes advantage of fresh white peaches that have been in season here. I picked up a box of white peaches from Costco’s and saved a few to make this sangria. If you’ve never tried a white peach, you must. White peaches are much more fragrant and sweeter than yellow peaches.
Everyone enjoyed this White Peach Sangria – refreshing and fragrant, it’s a nice drink to kick back and relax with on a warm summer night. Best served chilled with ice.
Today, I’m participating in Food Network’s #summersoiree event where Summer Cocktails are being featured. Be sure to check out what my fellow foodie friends made:
Feed Me Phoebe: Grilled Strawberry-Mint Bellinis
The Lemon Bowl: Raspberry-Ginger Bellini
The Heritage Cook: Refreshing Lime Coolers
The Cultural Dish: Pimm’s Cup
Virtually Homemade: Frozen Lime Margaritas with a Sangria Swirl
Weelicious: Strawberry Lemonade
Big Girls, Small Kitchen: Strawberry Gimlets with Homemade Strawberry Vodka
Napa Farmhouse 1885: Cucumber and Sage Cocktail
Red or Green: Frozen Tri-Melon Cocktail
Dishing With Divya: Caipirinha
In Jennie’s Kitchen: Cantaloupe Lillet Sparkler
Poet in the Pantry: Pirate’s Booty Call
Elephants and the Coconut Trees: Watermelon Malibu Surf
Sweet Life Bake: Boozy Affogato
Devour: 5 Boozy Summer Coolers
Domesticate Me: Blueberry Mojito Royale
Haute Apple Pie: Classic Mojito
Daily*Dishin: Blackberry Rum Shrub
Taste With The Eyes: Korean Soju Kimbap Bloody Mary
FN Dish: Sip Your Way Through Summer (Recipes)
White Peach Sangria
- 1 white peach pureed in a blender with a little water
- 1/4 cup organic simple syrup equal parts organic sugar and water, heated until sugar dissolves, cooled
- 1 bottle light white wine sauvignon blanc or pinot grigio
- 3 ounces peach liquor or peach brandy
- 2 ounces Cointreau or triple sec
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1 cup pineapple juice
- fresh fruit such as mango oranges, apples
- Place all ingredients in a pitcher and chill for at least 8 hours and up to 48 hours. Serve over ice.
Adapted from Bobby Flay