Possibly one of the best ways to enjoy fruit is in
a smoothie sangria. Obviously, we love a nice cocktail here at It’s Not Hou and are pretty much always down to try out fresh, new recipes. What I’m currently crushing on right now is super uber fruit-filled sangria. It’s refreshing, easy to make, and can even be considered healthy (right??). Here are some of my favorite takes on a Summer Peach Raspberry Sangria.
The Sangria Party
For a recent party I threw for White Linen Night, I made a fantastic peach and raspberry sangria that was so popular amongst my friends, I ended up making multiple batches of it throughout the party! Obviously white wine was clutch decision to avoid stains as we were all dressed in white linen!
Here’s how I made it:
- 5 liters white wine
- 2 cups peach schnapps
- 5 yellow peaches, sliced
- 2 boxes of raspberries
I made a point to mix the wine and fruit together beforehand, so all the flavors had time to mesh. Many peach sangria recipes recommend Moscato wine. I’m not a fan. It’s too sweet (especially after adding the schnapps and fruit) and you can’t drink more than a glass or two without getting a sugar-overload. Judge me, but I’m honestly a fan of using Crisp White Franzia when making sangria for parties because not only is the price per volume perfect but it’s also got a pretty neutral taste that doesn’t overpower the fruit and schnapps.
Pro tip: Have a ladle nearby so people can scoop the wine-saturated fruit into their glasses. The whole point you drink sangria, right?
The Low Key Sangria
Obviously, you’re probably not always making boatloads of sangria for 30 people at the time. So for a more manageable recipe that would be perfect for watching The Bachelor or jazzing up a summer barbeque with friends, go with this:
- 1 bottle of white zinfandel
- 1-2 yellow peaches
- 1 box raspberries
- 1/3 c peach schnapps
Definitely get enough peaches so that you can have enough to add a few slices to each glass as well as have some in the pitcher.
The Sangria Picnic
I’m a big fan of picnicking in Hermann Park and catching a show at Miller Outdoor Theatre. When the sun goes down, it’s definitely one of my favorite places to take out of town guests in Houston! Here’s a low-key sangria recipe that will for sure impress your friends.
- 1 bottle of white zinfandel
- 1-2 yellow peaches, sliced and frozen
- 1 box raspberries, frozen
You’ve got to be careful with glass in the park, so beforehand add your white wine into a travel wine glass or plastic tumbler. Freeze the fruit beforehand and use them in lieu of ice to keep your wine cool in the summer heat.
Starting August 23, Organic Yellow Peaches go on sale as part of the Summer Savings promotion at Whole Foods Market in Houston! Swing by this week to snag some of these delightful and juicy fruits to jazz up your cocktails this summer!
Disclosure: I have a partnership with Whole Foods Market and was compensated for my work, but all words and opinions are my own.