We have yet to venture away to Spain or Portugal, but word on the street is they have the best sangria recipes. Freshly chopped with fruits and brandy and typically made with red wine, not white. But white wine is so refreshing on these hot summer days. And especially refreshing in sparkling white peach sangria.
It has been hot as blazes is Santa Barbara. Not to mention the fire that is throwing ashes in our yard and making it an incredibly hot start to summer.
Actually being in California we are starting to feel like fire evacuation pros. I will never forget our worst one. It was quite a few years back but the Jesusita Fire got super close to where we lived. It looked like it was snowing out in May! In fact it looked like a blizzard and our electricity went out. We had one of the cars generating electricity into our house. So a few little flurries around makes me feel safe. An ash blizzard, slightly frightening. Praying for all the hard working fire fighters that are working long hours to keep us all safe. Thank you!
White sangria is (also known as sangria blanca or, clerico) perfect for these ongoing warm summery days! So over the weekend I took the initiative to make my husband and I white peach sangria. To…well, “cool off.”
It all started with my husband coming home from work with an abundance of fresh in-season peaches! My eyes were popping out my head with visions of cobbler, crisps, peach sangria, peaches and cream, and frankly, anything peaches! Yumm! One of his clients, Christine, has a peach tree and she knows I love cooking and baking. Her thoughtfulness to contribute to this blog is so appreciated!
Isn’t it true that the littlest acts of kindness can have the most valuable domino effect. It can help someone move forward, strike creativity, build up someones (in this case) kitchen confidence. Steer clear. Christine’s little acts of kindness means there will be lots of peach recipes coming soon. Including a delicious frozen peaches and Greek yogurt “Nice” Cream.
Sangria recipes are so light and refreshing!
This white peach sangria has lots of healthy fruit in it. It can also be made with oranges, apples, lemon, lime, or berries.
Traditionally, sangria consists of brandy and some sort of sweetener. This white peach sangria recipe has sparkling wine, white wine and warmed honey. I didn’t have any brandy so I decided to use Prosecco. Seltzer water would work well also turning this into a delicious fruity wine spritzer!
Some recipes call for simple syrup or liquors. But using honey gives provides this cocktail with the healthy benefits of honey.
Mint leaves just add a perfect spunk to this refreshing drink. Don’t forget to polish off the fruit in your glass. After all, you’ll be getting some fiber and vitamin C (wink, wink)!
- 3 cups of sliced peaches
- 1 cup of strawberries or raspberries
- 1 handful of fresh mint leaves
- ½ cup of honey, warmed
- 1 bottle of Prosecco
- 1 bottle of Pinot Grigio
- Heat and honey on the stove top on low to warm slightly. Mix continuously for about 30 second.
- In a large pitcher add fruit, mint, honey, Prosecco and Pinot Grigio. Whisk to blend the honey in. Set in the refrigerator for about 1 hour to chill and soak the flavors together before ready to serve.