Sparkling Peach Sangria

By: Cassy Joy

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Peach season might be my favorite time of the year.

Just imagine finding the perfect peach …

It’s a beautiful, early summer day. The sun is warm and there’s a good breeze.

You grab your favorite sunglasses, hop in the car, and turn up the music for a long drive.

(Do other people still go for rides like I do? I hope so. It’s good for the soul.)

On your drive, you spot a little sign on the road that says “Peaches! 1 Mile.”

Since you’re already in blissful impulse land, you decide to pull over.

You give a friendly “hello” to the sweet sun-kissed farmer and start perusing the fruit.

You spot a large, vibrant, fuzzy, warm peach.

You pick it up … it’s heavier than it looked … and give it a whiff.

Oh my goodness.

It’s the sweetest, most intense, peachiest peach smell you’ve ever experienced.

It smells like summer love and patio dinner parties.

You gladly hand the farmer $5 for a large box and start imagining how you’ll put these amazing gems to good use.

At least, that’s what I did last weekend.

I came up with a few incredible ode-to-the-peach recipes that I can’t wait to share with you.

For starters, let’s have a cocktail.

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Like peaches? Like sangria? How about champagne?

Welp, I’ve got JUST the drink for you, my friend!

I made peach sangria by infusing a sweet moscato wine with fresh-cut peaches and fresh thyme.

Thyme?? Yes, it’s my favorite herb to compliment a peach. Check out my Paleo Peach Cobbler for another example.

I stirred in a bottle of prosecco (Italian sparkling wine) just before serving to take the edge off the sweetness and give the cocktail even more bubbly life.

The peach, thyme, and sparkling wine make this a well-balanced, fragrant, refreshing cocktail that everyone loved.

Enjoy!

Start off by cutting the peaches into slices.

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Toss them into a large pitcher.

Grab a bottle of chilled moscato. I used this 2012 Saracco Moscato d’Asti. It’s slightly fizzy, affordable, and award winning. Score!

Note: check out this site for possible coupons for Wine.com!

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Pour it over the peaches.

Add a few sprigs of fresh thyme and then let the mixture chill for at least 4 hours or overnight in the refrigerator.

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When you’re ready to serve, grab a bottle of champagne, prosecco, or sparkling white wine. I used this organic Monetto Prosecco D.o.c. Treviso. Pour it into the pitcher and stir.

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Serve over ice and garnish with fresh thyme and a peach wedge.

Enjoy!

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Sparkling Peach Sangria

peach sangria

Refreshing, slightly sweet, and perfect for your next party!

  • Author: Amber Goulden
  • Prep Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8-10 servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Remove the peach’s pit and cut the flesh into wedges.
  2. Add the peaches, thyme, and moscato to a large pitcher.
  3. Stir together then let sit for at least 4 hours {or overnight so that the flavors can infuse}.
  4. Just before serving, pour in the sparkling wine and stir.
  5. Pour over ice and garnish with fresh thyme and a peach wedge.
  6. Enjoy!

 

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  1. szk01mel says:

    This looks great! Cant wait to try it this weekend on the boat 🙂

    1. fedandfit says:

      On a boat! What an awesome idea. Have fun!

  2. Love the addition of using thyme!

    1. fedandfit says:

      Thank you! It’s my favorite “what on earth makes this food so tasty” herb 😉

  3. Pat Wilson says:

    Hellow A must try! Finally a blog I’m interested to read daily! Thanks !

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  5. Ana Benitez says:

    I can’t wait to try it this weekend since is my birthday yuju !!

    1. Cassy says:

      What a perfect birthday beverage! I hope you loved every sip.