Sangria is a classic wine punch that perfectly combines the flavors of wine and fruit. I’ve changed it up a bit with this recipe to create a lighter summer version of the classic combo. Find the recipe for peach sangria and meet your new go to summer punch.
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What is Sangria
Sangria originated in Spain and actually can only be made in Spain! A little cocktail knowledge for you. It’s a combination of red wine and chipped fruit, marinated together and served chilled. It’s an incredibly popular drink in Spain and surrounding areas.
While traditional sangria calls for dark red wine and fruit such as apples and oranges, there are a variety of other recipes out there. For a lighter version you may enjoy this peach sangria made with white wine.
What fruit to add to sangria
Sangria is essentially chopped fruit in a pitcher with wine and a little liquor poured over the top. it’s set aside to chill and let the flavors blend together. So what fruit should you use in your sangria? Here are a few suggestions
- Match colors. Pair strawberries, blood oranges and applies with red wine.
- Use lighter tropical or citrus fruit with a crisp white wine such as peach, orange, lemon and yellow applies.
- Avoid mushy fruits like banana or watermelon. These will muddy the drink and the texture will not be appetizing.
For this peach sangria I used sliced peaches, a naval orange and red strawberries. These sweet and citrus flavors work perfectly with a dry white wine.
What alcohol do you use in sangria
Traditionally a Spanish sangria calls for a dark red wine. Stay away from anything too sweet when making sangria as the fruit will add natural sweeteners. Using a dry wine like Merlot for red or white sauvignon blanc allows the fruit flavors to shine.
To give your sangria a little kick, add in a flavored liquor to match the fruit you use. Try triple sec for a sangria with a lot of oranges. Use brandy, a sweeter liquor, to bring our the notes in any red sangria.
I used peach schnapps and white rum in this sangria to blend with the sliced peaches. Only a little is needed, too much will make this drink overly sweet.
Once the sangria has chilled and the flavors have melded beautifully, serve it up in glasses filled with the soaked fruit. Leave a little room at the top and add just a bit of club soda. This adds a little fizz to your drink and makes it even more crisp.
Read on to see the full recipe and learn how to make a pitch of this delicious white wine sangria for yourself.
- 1 750 ml bottle sauvignon blanc wine
- 3/4 cup white rum
- 1/4 cup peach schnapps
- 2 peaches peeled, and sliced
- 2 strawberries, sliced
- 1 naval orange, rind on, sliced
- Club Soda
- Fill a tall pitcher with fruit and add wine, rum and peach schnapps. Stir together and chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
- To serve, scoop a few pieces of fruit into a glass then fill the glass about 3/4 full with sangria.
- Top with club soda, garnish with an orange wedge and enjoy.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 204Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 2gSugar: 10gProtein: 1g
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