White Peach Sangria

A delicious recipe fit for a crowd

 


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.

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  • Snooth User: spoonman
    100712 51

    I hate to be an old stick-in-the-mud, but sangria ( the original Spanish version ) is supposed to be a cooling summer drink that can be consumed in larger quantities. In other words, no extra added alcohol allowed. A recipe I was taught in Spain consisted of 50% red wine
    ( your choice of grape, I use a cab ) 50% Fresca ( honest! ) and the juice of one lime, one lemon and one orange. Put one each of the three fruit halves in the pitcher and cool. It is a refreshing drink, has lots of fresh fruit flavor and is not intended to be too high proof.
    Sorry, but our American obsession with always adding the alcoholic content of most "mixed" drinks does not always make a better brew.

    Jul 05, 2011 at 1:28 PM


  • Snooth User: april310
    164717 1

    I'm quite glad you added the comment above. I found the vodka off-putting in this recipe, due to the additional alcohol.

    Jul 05, 2011 at 3:45 PM


  • Snooth User: mrmwines
    415340 7

    Interesting recipe....I myself like to keep it cool and refreshing so minus the extra vodka but instead using some 7-up or other plain seltzer for extra bubbles plus I love using strawberry slices and melon slices because their color livens up the drink! Thanks for sharing yours....

    Jul 05, 2011 at 3:50 PM


  • Snooth User: stormesixx
    293113 20

    I was drawn by the peach flavor until I saw the actual recipe. An entire box of wine AND vodka?? That's waaaay too much.

    Jul 05, 2011 at 3:51 PM


  • I suppose this is one of those situations where we can say, "To each his own". This certainly is not a traditional Spanish sangria recipe, as I am sure that they would also balk at using frozen lemonade in their sangria as well. I am a big fan of all types of sangrias, including traditional Spanish sangria, and merely offered this as a different take on a fruity summertime drink.

    The entire box of wine, plus the vodka listed is to make, as the title says, "White Peach Sangria for a Crowd". This recipe makes a lot of the drink, and I have served this at large dinner parties of 8+ people. If you would rather not use the peach vodka, as mrmwines nicely pointed out above, you could certainly use some 7-Up or maybe even a peach flavored seltzer.

    Thanks to everyone for their feedback!

    Jul 05, 2011 at 5:03 PM


  • My couch tastes better already!

    Jul 05, 2011 at 5:55 PM


  • Snooth User: crhorer
    497838 6

    Question, when you say a box of wine are you speaking of the common 6 liter box or one of the smaller ones? How many bottles would you estimate for this recipe?

    Jul 05, 2011 at 6:18 PM


  • Snooth User: DennyNWIA
    860398 8

    only thing I have to say is YUMMMMMY !!

    Jul 05, 2011 at 7:01 PM


  • Crhorer - Sorry about that...I actually use a 3L box of wine in my recipe, but considering I almost always end up having to make a 2nd batch, it would be more economical to buy a 6L and just save the other half for the 2nd batch if you need it. With my friends, there is ALWAYS a 2nd batch.

    Thanks again, everyone! If you do decide to try it, I would love to know how it turns out!

    Jul 05, 2011 at 8:43 PM


  • Snooth User: karat
    541180 331

    this sounds great - and love the ideas of fresca and seltzer too. i think i'll try that next time. i've also been adding a ruby red grapefruit to mine this summer, it must be nice and ripe. if you like grapefruit it adds a nice flavor.

    Jul 07, 2011 at 1:10 PM


  • Karat-Mmmmm, grapefruit sounds delish! Especially if you use a sauv blanc that has some grapefruit notes to it! Also, that makes me crave a Salty Dog, (vodka+grapefruit juice with salted rim), which is another great summer drink!

    Jul 07, 2011 at 8:34 PM


  • Try JW Morris Gewürztraminer sold at Trader Joe for $3.99 a bottle with 1/2 cup v8 fruit fusion mango peach and 1 can club soda (and 1/4 cup pear port if have). Serve over ice. Can substitute orange juice if prefer mimosa-like flavor.

    Jul 26, 2011 at 3:18 AM


  • I understand from the comments above that Sangria is more of a summer drink. Yet I am looking for a white sangria recipe or any suggestions that I could use for a Holiday Cocktail party. I am trying to stay away from reds because I don't want my floors or furniture stained from any accidents.
    Thank you in advance,
    Winencosmogirl

    Dec 06, 2013 at 11:43 PM


  • Hi Wendy,
    I totally understand not wanting to serve red at a party, especially if your friends are as a apt to get a little crazy as mine are. Honestly, this recipe could easily be adapted for the holiday party. The only changes that I would make is to use a different flavor of vodka and different fruit, like maybe a citrus or a pomegranate vodka? Instead of peaches and other summer fruits, you could use cranberries and slices of oranges, lemons, and limes. I also will occasionally throw in leaves of mint, which is always pretty too.

    Another alternative would be to do a champagne punch. Here's a good recipe that I have used in the past: http://m.foodnetwork.com/recipes/33951 For that one, instead of raspberries since they are difficult to find this time of year and can be expensive, you could use cranberries.

    Have a wonderful holiday season and I hope that your party is a great success!
    Cheers!
    Dawn

    Dec 07, 2013 at 11:41 AM


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