Friday, May 13, 2011

Have A Drink With Me... Friday Happy Hour With AP & C! This Week? White Peach Sangria.



One of my sweet Twitter friends {not to mention Carter's future Mother-in-Law} gave me this great idea to post my absolute favorite, must-make White Peach Sangria recipe and it got me thinking... It's no secret that I love me a good cocktail and the summer months usually spark the cocktail creativity in me.

How about we meet here on the occasional Friday for a Happy Hour? I'll continue to post the recipes of a few of my favorite drinks throughout the summer and we can pretend we're sharing a drink! Hopefully this idea doesn't sound so lame out loud because in my head? It sounded pretty darn awesome. Just play along, wouldya?

Well, before I waste any more time, you absolutely need to make this recipe. I've made it for numerous occasions in the past such as my own surprise bridal shower, an engagement party and not to mention more than one fabulous backyard BBQ.

Word to the wise: Try and prepare this cocktail at least a day in advance. It only tastes that much better once the flavors have melded a bit with the fruits and it has chilled in the fridge overnight.

What You'll Need:
- 1 bottle of white wine (some people prefer to use Reisling here as it's a super sweet dessert wine. I personally think that the Sangria pulls enough sweetness from the fruit and schnapps that a super sweet wine isn't necessary. Try a Spanish white or any fruity-toned Chardonnay.)
- 1/2 cup Peach Schnapps or Peach Brandy
- 4 sliced peaches
- 2 large sliced apples (I've always used Gala or Pink Lady)
- a couple handfuls of halved grapes
- 2 mangoes, slices and diced into cubes
- 1/2 to 1 Liter of ginger ale (adds a bit of bubbly and sparkle)
- you can always add 1/4c of sugar at the end if you prefer a sweet Sangria. I don't usually add, but again, I'm not a major fan of super sweetness.

What You'll Do:
- Pour white wine and schnapps into pitcher. Throw in cut up fruit slices.
- Taste. If you think it needs sugar, add sugar here and stir gently.
- Let sit in fridge overnight. If overnight is not a possibility, then at least let chill for 4-6 hours.
- Add ginger ale soda just before serving.


Believe me, if you think you liked my Pulled Chicken BBQ recipe, you're going to love me even more after you mix up your first pitcher for White Peach Sangria. I've never steered you wrong, have I? And I don't mess around with my cocktails..

Cheers, Loyals! Chin-Chin!  




 
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15 comments :

  1. This sounds delish - I need to make this ASAP.

    And I think bloggy happy hours sounds like a fabulous idea! Happy Friday!

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  2. okay so you know i'm all over this.. cannot WAIT.

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  3. Give me a few more months and I'll be all over it!

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  4. OMG are you trying to kill us pregnant readers? I want this SO badly, it looks delicious.

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  5. I love this idea! I have been searching for a good sangria so yay!

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  6. Yes blog happy hour sounds fantastic! This drink sounds great! :)

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  7. I am skipping the brandy, fruit and ginger ale, straight up Chard in this house tonight, but this summer I will add this to the entertainment rotation, happy happy hour!

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  8. Ooooh I love a good sangria!! Had some tonight, actually! :o) When we make it, we let it "marinate" for 3 or 4 days. Yumm!!

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  9. YUM! Totally saving this & making it this summer.. there is nothing better than a good sangria!

    xoxo.

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  11. This sounds delicious!!

    But why were you making it for your own surprise shower?! haha

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  12. I love love love sangria; definitely keeping this in mind when it stops raining and being crappy out! :P

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  13. Could you possibly email me this recipe? Please! I tried to click on the recipe to print and it gives me that property of thing...
    Thanks!!

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