This refreshing Peach Rosé Sangria makes leisurely summer sipping with friends even more enjoyable.
Truth be told, I’ve never been much of a Sangria fan.
Which in and of itself is kind of odd, because I love every individual ingredient that goes into Sangria: wine, fruit, perhaps a spirit or two. But together? No thank you.
Clearly that’s because I hadn’t tasted the right one. Cloying, syrupy, sweet sangria does nothing for me. But this light Peach Rosé Sangria is my new love and will keep me cool, content and sipping all summer long.
Most of the sangrias I’ve seen are white or red, but this one is pretty in pink. Now I’m guessing that some of you may turn up your nose at the “pink” wine. I know this because I thought the same thing before I discovered rosé wines. To which I now say, “Where have you been all my life?” They are not – repeat NOT – white zinfandel. Although I’m the farthest thing from a sommelier, trust me that if you enjoy a crisp, refreshing sipper for spring and summer, you have to seek out and sample a good rosé.
(I’ll step off my wine soap box now and get back to the discussion at hand.)
Sangrias a great for groups and entertaining because everything is done in advance. Once guests arrive, all you need to do is give the pitcher a quick stir before serving. That’s my type of entertaining.
For the record, you should serve this Peach Rosé Sangria over ice. If you’re an especially observant reader, you’ll notice that I forgot to include ice in the pictures we took for this post. (Forehead slap!) But I liked the pictures so much that I didn’t want to reshoot them. There. Now my behind-the-scenes dirty laundry is fully exposed. Go ahead and judge, but please do so with a glass of Peach Rosé Sangria in hand. Maybe then you won’t be so hard on me.
- 1 (750 ml) bottle of dry rosé wine, chilled
- ½ cup elderflower liqueur
- ¼ cup brandy
- 1 ripe but still firm peach, thinly sliced
- ¾ cup raspberries
- Place all ingredients except ice in a large pitcher and gently stir. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to 6 hours.
- Gently stir again before serving. Add ice to pitcher and glasses before pouring.