After living for a short time in Spain, I developed a love of paella, tortillas Españolas, and a certain time-honored, fruit-filled drink. Though my recipe for Classic Spanish Sangria has long been a favorite among family and friends, this peachy white wine version is a refreshing seasonal option.

Feel free to vary the fruits, mixing in juicy mangos, cherries, nectarines, plums and/or apples. When choosing the wine, be concerned more with a taste you like and less with which varietal you choose. For a crisper, less sweet version, use seltzer or sparkling water in place of the soda options listed below.

Summer Peach Sangria

Yield: 8 servings

Summer Peach Sangria

  • 3 peaches, peeled, halved, pitted and
 sliced 1/4-inch thick
  • 1 orange, quartered and sliced 1/4-inch thick
  • 1 1/2 cups peach nectar (see notes)
  • 1/4 cup orange liqueur, such as Cointreau or Grand Marnier
  • 1 bottle (750ml) white wine, such as Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc
  • 2 cups ginger ale, Fresca, or Sprite (or more, to taste)
  • Ice cubes, for serving, and raspberries and/or fresh mint sprigs for optional garnishes

  1. In a large pitcher, combine the fruit, peach nectar, orange liqueur and wine. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or up to overnight.
  2. Just before serving, stir in the soda and ladle the sangria into ice-filled glasses, including some of the peach and orange slices. Garnish with raspberries and/or mint, if using, and serve immediately.


Peach nectar is often found in the organic section of the grocery store. If you cannot find it, substitute apricot nectar or look for a juice or juice blend that is similar. Sometimes, I freeze a portion of the leftover nectar to have it on hand for a future batch of sangria.



It was a pleasure to have this recipe included in the July 2014 issue of Susquehanna Style. Thanks to Donovan Witmer for coming to my kitchen and taking the above photo.

To see the recipe for Classic Spanish Sangria, click on the photo.

To see the recipe for Classic Spanish Sangria, click on the photo.