For your next summer get-together, make a batch of sparkling blackberry-peach sangria. It’s refreshing, and loaded with fresh seasonal fruit.
This sangria is white-wine based (I used a dry pinot grigio with peachy notes), and is flavored with seasonal summer fruit: peaches and blackberries.
Since peaches can be mild in flavor, it gets even more peach flavor from peach nectar. Peach nectar is just pureed peach flesh, sometimes with extra water and/or sugar. The added pulp makes it thicker than juice.
I had to check a few stores before I found it. I ended up finding it in the international aisle of my local Wegman’s, near the coconut milk. If you really can’t find it locally, and don’t want to order it online, you can substitute peach schnapps.
This makes a good-sized batch for a summer get-together crowd. It would be good with any kind of stone fruit in place of (or in addition to) the peaches, and any kind of berries in place of (or in addition to) the blackberries.
The sweetness of this drink will vary depending on what kind of wine you use, how ripe your fruit is, and whether your peach nectar has added sugar. After the sangria has chilled overnight, taste it. If you don’t think it’s sweet enough, add a tablespoonful or two of honey, stirring until it has dissolved, before adding the prosecco and serving.
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For your next summer get-together, make a batch of sparkling blackberry-peach sangria. It's refreshing, and loaded with fresh seasonal fruit.
- 1,500 mL dry white wine 2 bottles
- 1 cup peach nectar
- 1 cup triple sec
- 1 cup white rum
- 12 oz. fresh blackberries rinsed
- 2 fresh peaches sliced
- 750 mL prosecco chilled
Pour the white wine, peach nectar, triple sec and rum into a large pitcher, stir to combine.
Add the sliced peaches and blackberries.
Place the pitcher in the refrigerator, and chill overnight.
Just before serving, add the prosecco to the sangria, and serve.
Adapted from The Spiffy Cookie
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