Monday, July 5, 2010

Carolina Peach Sangria

The dog days of summer just aren't complete without a refreshing drink. I've decided the the refreshing drink of the month should be sangria, so here is what I found. Simple, pretty to look at, and really, really tasty. We can thank Southern Living for this recipe:

Carolina Peach Sangria
Link to Original Recipe

1 (750-milliliter) bottle rosé wine*
3/4 cup vodka
1/2 cup peach nectar
6 tablespoons thawed frozen lemonade concentrate
2 tablespoons sugar
1 pound ripe peaches, peeled and sliced
1 (6-oz.) package fresh raspberries
2 cups club soda, chilled

Stir together all of the ingredients, except the club soda. Cover and chill for 8 hours. Stir in the club soda right before serving.

*The only change I made was to use a white Merlot for the wine.

I didn't think to take the picture before I poured the wine in the pitcher. Let the sangria chill for about 8 hours before adding the club soda. Oh...and make a double batch because you'll want more. Minnesotans may want to plan this out ahead of time since the peaches are a still a little hard. Ripen them for a few days in a brown paper bag.

The leftover wine soaked fruit is delicious!


  1. I LOVE Sangria! I served it at my wedding! It's the perfect summer drink.

  2. YUM! That's really all I can say, so I will repeat myself.... YUM!

  3. Gorgeous!!! Did you save a glass for me? :) I like the raspberries in there.

  4. It is offical! My raspberries are ripening now, and I already picked a few. This is now on my list of things I must do for my "LOCAL ONLY FOOD BASH BBQ" next month!!!

  5. What a beautiful and refreshing drink. Lovely photos. =)

    Thanks for the recipe link...I've never been to that site before.