Delicious Adult Drinks Ripe With Peachy Flavor
Fresh peaches make everything taste better, including your favorite adult beverages. Whip up any of these tasty white-peach sangria recipes the next time you're ready for for a little fruit-based refreshment.
1. 4-Ingredient Sparkling White Peach Sangria
This delicious recipe makes a pitcher of white-peach sangria, perfect for a summer evening outdoors with the neighbors. To make this 4-ingredient recipe, slice 4 washed white peaches. Set a few slices aside for individual drinks, and then muddle the rest of the peaches in a pitcher with 3/4 cup peach brandy. Mix in 1 liter of peach or plain seltzer water and 1 bottle of your favorite moscato. Stir gently with a wooden spoon. Store in the refrigerator if you're not serving the drinks immediately. To serve, fill wine glasses most of the way with ice; pour in the sangria, then garnish with a peach slice or two.
2. Peach Raspberry Sangria
This recipe gets some of its flavor from raspberries, and letting the flavors meld for a while in the fridge makes the drink extra fruity. To make peach raspberry sangria, add 3 cups sliced white peaches to a pitcher along with 2 cups raspberries. You can use frozen fruit in place of fresh, but fresh is always the tastier option. Add a 750-milliliter bottle of pinot grigio and 1 cup peach schnapps, stirring and slightly mashing some of the fruit to release the flavor. Add up to 1 cup simple syrup if the drink isn't already sweet enough for your taste. Refrigerate the pitcher for at least 1 hour. To serve, pour equal parts champagne and the fruit-enhanced wine mixture into wine glasses.
3. White Peach Nectarine Sangria
This recipe pairs nectarine and peach flavors that work deliciously together. A hint of basil adds a refreshing touch too. To make white peach nectarine sangria, peel and slice 2 or 3 white peaches and at least 1 white nectarine; more fruit equals fruitier flavor. Place the fruit in a pitcher along with 5 or 6 torn basil leaves. Add a bottle of rose wine, then muddle gently with a wooden spoon. Place the pitcher in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour to let the drink chill and to allow the flavors to blend. To serve, add ice to individual wine glasses, then fill them at least halfway with the wine mixture. Top with seltzer water, or with with sparkling lemonade for a sweeter flavor.
4. Orange Peach Sangria
This sangria recipe uses orange-flavored vodka to add an extra dimension of flavor. Feel free to substitute other flavored vodkas to come up with your own unique twist. To make orange peach sangria, wash and slice 5 white peaches. Place the peaches in a pitcher, along with 3/4 cup triple sec and 1/4 cup orange vodka. Add 1 bottle of white wine, then stir with a wooden spoon. Place the pitcher in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour or even overnight; the longer the pitcher rests in the fridge, the more the flavors meld. To enjoy, add ice to individual wine glasses, then pour in the sangria. Garnish each glass with a thin slice of white peach.
5. White Peach Sangria With a Hint of Lemon
Fresh lemon juice adds just the right hint of tartness to this sangria recipe. To make this version, pour 1/4 cup brandy or triple sec into a pitcher. Squeeze the juice of 1 lemon into the liquid. Cut 4 or 5 peaches into slices or chunks, and then add those to the pitcher as well. Stir in 2 tablespoons of sugar. Add a 750-milliliter bottle of white wine, such as pinot grigio, prosecco or Riesling, then stir gently with a wooden spoon. Serve immediately over ice, or allow it to chill in the refrigerator for a while to blend the flavors. Add fresh fruits such as blueberries, strawberries or peach slices to each glasses for a colorful, tasty treat.
6. Berry Peach Sangria
This recipe is as refreshing as a fruit salad in drinkable form. To make this fruit-filled sangria, pour a 750-milliliter bottle of white wine into a pitcher. Add 2 ounces of your favorite orange liqueur, such as triple sec or Grand Marnier. Wash and slice 2 peaches, 2 lemons and 2 limes, and remove the seeds from the citrus fruit slices. Add the fruit slices to the pitcher, and stir gently with a wooden spoon. Refrigerate the pitcher for at least 1 hour to allow the flavors to blend. Add a 16-ounce bottle of club soda to the liquid just before serving. To serve, add a few ice cubes to individual wine glasses, then pour in some of the sangria, allowing fruit bits into the glasses. Enjoy!
Kathy Adams is an award-winning writer and avid DIYer. She has written numerous recipes for grocery store chains, as well as articles tool and paint manufacturers and travel sites. She also writes about the best neighborhood restaurants and bars for upscale real-estate firms around the country. Her work also appears on USA Today Travel, Hunker and Landlordology, among other sites.