Seasonal Potluck: Peach Sangria

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!

Peach Sangria

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

Preparation

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.

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