Easy Peach Sangria

This peach sangria is refreshing and beautiful, featuring white wine, brandy, and a load of sweet fruit. Great for summer entertaining!

peach sangria

This summer, more than any other, Alex and I have been delving into signature drinks. Adding a drink pairing truly makes things more fun! Taco night is even better with frozen lime daiquiris, 4th of July is more festive with frozen sangria, and an evening on the porch more festive with frozen margaritas. So when we came into a load of peaches, of course we had to make a peach-themed drink! Meet our peach sangria recipe: lightly sweet, refreshing, and full of beautiful peaches, raspberries, and fresh mint.

Peach sangria

White sangria vs red sangria

Sangría is a traditional wine punch that originates from Spain. A classic sangria is made with red wine and chopped fruit, and often orange juice or brandy. But there are lots of sangria variations as well: peach sangria, white sangria, rose sangria, apple cider sangria, and so forth. This peach sangria recipe is a white sangria recipe, meaning that it uses white wine instead of red wine. It’s a light and refreshing spin on the classic.

How to make peach sangria

To create our rendition of peach sangria, we looked no further than our favorite Spanish chef, Jose Andres. The “Spanish” way to make sangria that Chef Jose recommends is this:

  • Mix fruit with sugar and let it macerate (stand at room temperature and break down) for 1 hour
  • Add white wine and brandy.
  • Serve with a splash of sparkling water.
  • Always, always eat the fruit!

With these instructions in mind, we created a delightfully refreshing peach sangria recipe! The result is lightly sweet and highly “drinkable”, with a hint of fruitiness from the fruit. It’s only lightly peach-y, so if you are looking for a strong peach flavor you could use peach liqueur instead of the brandy. It’s truly the perfect summer drink.

Easy peach sangria

Garnish with lots of fresh mint

This peach sangria uses a handful of fresh mint as a garnish. While it’s easy to pick up at the store, it’s so much easier and cheaper to grow it yourself! Alex and I grow herbs all summer long, and it’s one of the most satisfying things to run out to the garden and harvest a few herbs.

You don’t even need garden space: you can just grow herbs in pots as long as you have a sunny ledge! Adding herbs to your cooking is a healthy flavor addition, without adding calories. For our tips on growing herbs, see How to Grow Herbs.

Easy peach sangria

Looking for more Spanish recipes?

While this peach sangria is not directly influenced by my time studying in Spain, we have lots of recipes that are! Here are some of our favorite Spanish recipes:

Peach sangria

This peach sangria recipe is…

Vegetarian, gluten-free, vegan, plant-based, and dairy-free.

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peach sangria

Easy Peach Sangria


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x

Description

This peach sangria is refreshing and beautiful, featuring white wine, brandy, and a load of sweet fruit. Great for summer entertaining! 


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Ingredients

  • 2 ripe peaches
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 bottle dry white wine, chilled
  • 1/2 cup brandy (or peach liqueur)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 handful mint leaves, optional
  • 1 lemon, sliced into rounds
  • Sparkling water, for serving

Instructions

  1. Chop the peaches. Add them to a large pitcher with the raspberries. Sprinkle them with sugar and stir. Let them stand to macerate 1 hour.
  2. After 1 hour, pour in the white wine, brandy, mint leaves and lemon rounds. Stir.
  3. Pour the mixture into individual glasses with lots of ice; add a splash of sparkling water. If desired, place fruit on long skewers as a garnish.

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Stirred
  • Cuisine: Spanish

Keywords: Peach Sangria, Sangria, Sangria Recipe, White Sangria Recipe

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Last updated: May 2020

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

2 Comments

  • Reply
    Anonymous
    December 25, 2019 at 1:28 am

    Can you replace the peaches with another fruit?

    • Reply
      Alex Overhiser
      December 25, 2019 at 7:45 am

      Any fruit will work!

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