Summer is the perfect time to make this light and fruity peach white wine sangria recipe. Warm weather sangrias, like my rosé sangria with summer fruits are best enjoyed well chilled.
This sangria recipe is quick and easy, with only 6 ingredients. Pitcher drinks are great for warm, lazy summer days. Make it once and sip all afternoon.
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This sangria goes well with any BBQ food, so if you are firing up the grill this summer, and I’m sure you are, make a pitcher or two of this easy white wine sangria recipe.
It goes really well with everything from burgers to grilled chicken.
Made with peaches, plums and cherries, which are in season during the summer months, it is the perfect summer drink to celebrate stone fruit.
White wine sangria recipe with peaches
Most sangrias are too sweet for me, which is why I rarely (never) order them at a restaurant.
By making sangria at home, you can make it exactly how you like it, which is always the goal of making anything, anyway, isn’t it?
Red sangrias are delicious, but for me, a bit too heavy in the heat of summer. When the temperatures start climbing, I gravitate toward a crisp white wine or a rosé for this strawberry sangria.
How to make white wine sangria
The first step is making the simple syrup. This is simply combining equal parts sugar and water in a pot and simmering until the sugar has dissolved.
Once that is done, it needs to cool completely before being added to the sangria pitcher. This is a great task to do ahead of time.
Making the sangria is as easy as adding everything to a pitcher, giving it a good stir and letting it chill until it is very cold.
One thing that gets overlooked (even by me, on occasion), is having enough fresh fruit.
The fruit that has been sitting in the pitcher all day is delicious, but you’ll want to make sure you have freshly cut fruit to add to everyone’s glass before serving.
No one wants soggy peaches, friends.
What kind of wine should I use for white sangria?
I like Sauvignon Blanc or a white Rioja, use whatever is on hand, but nothing oaky like Chardonnay.
It’s also worth mentioning that this is not the time to use that super spendy bottle you’ve been saving.
Also, don’t use a bottle that you wouldn’t drink on its own, because you will taste it.
Buy a nice, drinkable table wine and it will make an excellent sangria.
Easy summer menu ideas
We’ve made an easy summer beverage, so now we need some food to go with it.
Here are a few ideas for an easy summer menu and foods that pair well with this white sangria:
- Melon bruschetta
- Heirloom tomato bruschetta
- Marinated spanish olives
- Lemon herb shrimp skewers
- Summer grain salad
- Spicy pork burger
- No bake blueberry cheesecake bars
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- 1 bottle white wine
- 1 cup peach nectar or pure peach juice
- 1/2 cup simple syrup (or, to taste)
- 1/2 liter peach seltzer water (optional, but I usually use it)
- 3 peaches
- 4 plums
- 1 cup cherries
- 1 lemon, sliced (optional)
- Make the simple syrup by combining 1/2 cup water with 1/2 cup sugar. Bring to simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally until the sugar has completely dissolved. Cool completely. (this can be done ahead of time)
- Slice 2 peaches and 2 plums, reserving the remaining peach and plums for serving.
- Add wine, peach juice, simple syrup, peaches, plums and half of the cherries to the pitcher, give it a good stir and refrigerate.
- When ready to serve, add seltzer water (if using) to sangria and give it a quick stir.
- Add ice and fresh fruit (peaches, plums, cherries and lemon, if using) to each glass, pour sangria into glasses and serve.
If you have the time, let the sangria sit in the refrigerator all day or overnight. This will help infuse it with all of the luscious fruit juices.
The seltzer water is optional, but I usually add it because it lightens it up a bit. On a scorching hot summer day, I need a light beverage. Plus, it means I can have another glass because the alcohol won't hit me as hard. If you're a lightweight (like I am), add the seltzer.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 253Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 13mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 3gSugar: 36gProtein: 1g
Nutrition information calculated by a third-party company as a courtesy. It is intended as a guideline only.
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Post originally published July 16, 2011. Most recent update July 1, 2020