I love peaches. I love cocktails. Luckily, here is a combination of both. If you are like me, the word “sangria” elicits images of sickly sweet red wine consumed out of a jug in college days. Hopefully, you have a slightly classier history with sangria and the word does not bring up images of unfortunate hangovers.
Luckily, I have lately discovered that sangria can be a lovely thing. This particular recipe is sweet, but in a summery way. It would be a great thing to whip up for a party. Brunch would be perfect. An afternoon BBQ would also be great.
Sparkling White Peach Sangria
Serves 4 to 6 (or two if you are an overachiever)
2 to 3 white peaches, sliced (2 if they are large, 3 if they are small)
3/4 cup peach brandy
1 bottle moscato, chilled
1 liter white peach seltzer water, chilled
In a pitcher place 3/4 of the sliced peaches (saving some for garnish) and brandy and lightly muddle.
Add the Moscato and seltzer water.
Stir with wooden spoon to mix. Pour into ice filled glasses and top with a couple of fresh peach slices.
Photographs by Jessica Yager