We have been drinking sangria on our deck this spring like it's a full time job. Which, I am actually hoping doesn't affect my performance AT my full time job. The bottom line for me, is if you float fruit in a glass of wine plus alcohol, my interest level goes up two-fold. I can't help it... I'm a girl and I like pretty things. I also like shiny things. Maybe I am a female magpie.

Anyway, this sangria is not only delicious, but also beautiful on a dinner party table. Do not serve this if you want your guests to leave early because all you really want to do is sit on the couch and watch a "Freaky Eaters" marathon. If you serve this, you may find yourself on the couch the next day with your dinner guests from the night before. Watching "Freaky Eaters", of course. I mean, who doesn't love watching a 35-year-old woman in Atlanta eat her couch cushions? We're only human... human female magpies.

White Peach Sangria for a Crowd


1 Box of White Wine (preferably something crisp and dry, like a Pinot Grigio or a Sauv Blanc)
2 Cups of Peach Vodka
1 Container Frozen Lemonade
1/2 Cup Sugar
Choice of Fruit:  If in season, of course, peaches are lovely.  If you started drinking this the first day the thermometer went above 65 degrees, then peaches are not in season yet.  So, some other great choices are thinly sliced green apples, thinly sliced navel oranges, red grapes, and frozen mango chunks from Trader Joe's, which are insanely cheap and delicious.

Mix together the first 4 ingredients. Add fruit. Drink. Watch Freaky Eaters.

Dawn Diffenderffer-Baker has spent the last 40 years of her life fighting mediocrity and developing her personality into that of a bawdy broad. If she could roller skate, she would definitely be a derby girl, but only for the cursing part. She is a self-taught cook, who loves to entertain in her Baltimore home with her beloved husband, Joe, and two misfit dogs, Baxter and Archie. Dawn has a great appreciation for wine, especially Malbec, and loves Champagne. Though really, it’s sparkling wine, and we all know it.