One of our favorite parts about summer is trying new recipes with fresh fruits. Our friend Amanda Wilens generously shared her amazing peach sangria recipe with us. Keep reading below to try this at home.
Sangrias are the perfect batch recipe for making a large pitcher of something for many to enjoy…or yourself across a few meals. And peaches make a great choice for the summer. Now, in this recipe, you can use frozen peaches for the puree and for the fruit in the sangria. The texture can be compromised with frozen peaches, but the choice is yours! Also, if you don’t like the pulp of peaches in your drink, feel free to sieve your puree or just use peach juice, which is available in most grocery stores in the summertime. Also, I personally love peach skin, but you can remove that as well.
The mint simple syrup will make about ⅔-1 cup of syrup. I suggest only starting with ⅔ cup in your recipe (or even less), then tasting it before you add the rest to make sure it doesn’t become too sweet. Some fun garnish choices I used were some edible herbs and flowers, such as mint, mint blossoms, and pansies. And of course, sangria does taste better the longer it sits to absorb the flavors of the fruit. You don’t want to use an expensive wine, so you do need time for the fruit and juices to dilute the flavors.
1. Take peaches and blend until smooth. If you don’t like chunks in your sangria, you can push through a fine sieve (this will be harder with frozen peaches).
Mint Simple Syrup
1. Place sugar in a small saucepan and cover with water. Set to medium-low for about 7 minutes until sugar is dissolved. Add in mint and cover. Let simmer for 3 minutes. Remove from heat, still covered, and let sit for 10 minutes.
2. Remove leaves.
1. In a pitcher pour in the wine, whiskey, lemon juice, puree (or juice), simple syrup (add more if needed), and sliced peaches. Stir and let sit in the fridge. The longer it sits, the better the flavor. You want a minimum of 1 hour, but overnight is probably best.
2. When ready to serve add in ice and sparkling water.
3. Pour into glasses and garnish.
If you try Amanda’s recipe, let us know in the comments below or share with us on Instagram!