Monday, September 5, 2011

Peach Sangria

A couple of weekends ago, I happened upon a large basket of peaches.  Topping out over 20lbs, I had fun trying to figure out what to do with them all (fun, in a stressful kind of way when they all ripen at once)!

Halfway through!

There was a request for Brown Sugar Peach Ice Cream, so that was done.  And there had to be pie.   Joanne's Peaches and Dream Pie of course!  I used a frozen pie crust from my last baking adventure and baked it right up, my only other change being 4 egg whites instead of 2 eggs (I had them after ice cream making, recipe to come).  Light and peachy, everyone enjoyed :)

And then there was something I've had in mind ever since I visited Bishop's Orchard last summer.  We did a wine tasting there and I picked up a bottle of wine I thought would be perfect for sangria.  I planned it out before realizing it was, in fact, a peach wine (Blushing Beauty)!

Peach Sangria
Recipe by Shannon

The mint isn't overwhelming in here, but I think it adds a little something-something!

1 bottle peach wine (or other semi-dry white wine)
1c vodka (Absolut Acai Berry)
1c mint simple syrup*
3 peaches, thinly sliced
1 orange, sliced horizontally
club soda
frozen mango cubes
frozen raspberries

In a pitcher, combine wine, vodka and simple syrup.  Stir to combine.  Add peaches and oranges, and refrigerate a few hours, or overnight.

When ready to serve, pour sangria into wine glasses (~3/4 full) and top off with club soda.  Drop in a few frozen mango cubes and raspberries and serve!

*Mint Simple Syrup

1c water
1/2c evaporated cane juice  (or granulated sugar)
large bunch of mint

Bring water and sugar to a boil over medium heat.  Once sugar has dissolved and mixture comes to a boil, turn off heat and add mint leaves.  Steep for ~30min, then strain out mint leaves.  Store simple syrup in the refrigerator until ready to use.

It sure was a tasty way to pass the time through Hurricane Irene!


Lisa (bakebikeblog) said...

what a lovely use for peaches!

Delicious Dishings said...

Sounds like a great end of summer drink!

Lizzy said...

mmmm bring some of that to elinas!! Looks amazing!

Joanne said...

I'm so glad you used a different pie crust for that pie! I had reports from my mom that it got soggy after a few hours of sitting!

Peach sangria sounds fantastic. I love all sangria in general, but I've been eating peaches with reckless abandon lately so I know i'd truly appreciate this!

Kristen said...

amazingggg. i love a good peach sangria.

Anonymous said...

Peach sangria sounds just delightful!

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

Peach sangria seems like the perfect way to end summer!

Kelly said...

Sounds fantastic. I agree with you, trying to use up a bounty of fruit quickly is quite the marriage of fun and stressful. And I love sangria, it's such a great blank canvas for a variety of flavor combos.

Rebecca said...

I have two bottles of sparkling peach wine on the wine bar and company coming for brunch this weekend... seems like a no-brainer!

Candace said...

Peaches + Sangria = awesome. What a great idea!

Biz said...

Wow, love the idea of this one Shannon!

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Peach it! I would probably get into trouble drinking this...haha.

Elina (Healthy and Sane) said...

I went peach picking on Saturday and got 10lbs of peaches. I actually planned on making Joanne's dream pie for the bbq on Sunday as well but my peaches weren't ripe enough. Yesterday though I found at least 5 covered in fuzzy mold. Gross. Can't believe how fast they ripened. My mission for today is to do something with the rest of them!
The sangria sounds incredible (I made bellinis with some already!)

brandi said...

ooh, love the mint syrup! i made peach sangria a few weeks ago, but I didn't think to make the syrup with it.

We Are Not Martha said...

The perfect thing to do with ripening peaches! Yum... The pie looks delicious, too :)


Kerstin said...

I love the idea of a peach sangria! Such a nice twist :)

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