Today I am sharing a starter recipe for a Peach Sangria! But first, how was everyone’s Halloween? It ended up being cold and rainy, which greatly reduced the number of children that came out. We had our apple cider and freshly made donuts from Mayer Brother that is our local cider mill. I wrote a posting last year about the cider mill and there are a few good pictures of the pumpkins that my husband likes to carve. It is the best cider as it is pure and not what you purchase in the supermarket. My husband, as always, did a great job decorating the outside of our house that included carving large pumpkins so they are lit with a candle when the kids come around. The day after Halloween we noticed something started to eat one of our pumpkins! Not sure if a deer would try to eat them? This is the first time we had pumpkin damage! We are use to the animals eating our flowers and other plants – but not a pumpkin! The below picture is the pumpkin we had in our house – I was trying to get a Halloween affect from John Carpenter’s movie as the pumpkin comes closer to you in the opening scene. But of course our pumpkin is normal looking, which means the affect was lost!
Now on to the cocktail recipe! This is a starter recipe that you can have a lot of fun experimenting. You can add more or less Triple Sec depending upon how sweet you like your Sangria and of course you could add sugar if you like it sweet. How much red wine you add will determine the color or you could eliminate it if you prefer a White Peach Sangria. For this recipe, I used Barefoot Refresh Summer Red. A variety of fruit is a nice touch especially in the summer. Personally, I do not put ice in wine so it was hard for me to add it; but the Triple Sec and berries will bring down the temperature of the white wine. The second time we made this drink, ice was added and it was very good and refreshing. So ice it is!
White wine such as Pinot Grigio
½ ounce Triple Sec
Splash of Lemon
Splash of red wine
Add Triple Sec and a splash of lemon and red wine into a wine glass. Top with white wine and garnish with peaches, strawberries, and blueberries. Basically you are adding the red wine for a pinkish color so add as much as you want until you get the desired color! Consider giving your drink a quick stir to blend the ingredients and add some ice.