Happy Friday! In honor of our Seasonal Potluck, and it being Friday, I am sharing this delicious sangria recipe. It’s made with fresh peaches and the flavor is like late summer in a glass. There’s not a lot of sugar in the recipe, so all of the sweetness comes mainly from the peaches – make sure you use nice, ripe fruit. It’s still early for peach season here in the Midwest. I just picked a boat load of beautiful, fresh peaches in Michigan yesterday. Can’t wait to share some of my creations next week. Another reason to check back next week: it will be the first of several giveaways to celebrate my blog’s one year anniversary! Cheers!
adapted from Cooking Light, makes about 10 servings
- 1 cup water
- 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 3 large ripe peaches
- 2 1/2 cups tart white wine
- 1/3 cup Grand Marnier or triple sec
- 1 (750-milliliter) bottle chilled cava or other sparkling wine
- Garnishes (optional): blueberries, mint leaves, and peach slices
Combine water and brown sugar in a microwave-safe dish; microwave at HIGH for 3 1/2 minutes. Stir to dissolve sugar. Cool. Peel and pit peaches. Combine sugar syrup and peeled peaches in a food processor; process until smooth. Pour peach mixture into a pitcher; stir in white wine Grand Marnier (or triple sec). Chill at least 4 hours; strain mixture through a fine-mesh sieve. Discard solids. Stir in sparkling wine. Garnish, if desired.