This Peach Raspberry Sangria is going to be the hit of all of your summer get togethers! A simple sangria recipe with peaches, raspberry, a bottle of wine and a quick peach simple syrup makes this cocktail irresistible in the summer.
The first time I made this Peach Raspberry Sangria was for one of my best friend’s bridal showers. I knew the crowd was not a big drinking crowd, but I wanted to have an easy to sip drink on hand just in case. I wanted it to be super simple to make, so I threw in some peaches and raspberries, poured a bottle of wine over it and called it a day.
And that lasted about five minutes. I was shocked. So I poured another bottle of wine over the remaining fruit, and another and another. I’ve since learned that this sangria is a hit at parties because it’s sweet, light, and filled with summer flavors.
Since then, I’ve updated my recipe a little bit which has made it even better. I’m telling you, I’ve made this probably 50 times and it’s always slurped right up. You’ll definitely want to multiply the recipe a few time if you’re expecting a crowd.
Since I have been teaming up with my blog besties every month to share a fun cocktail recipe together, I’ve started to experiment more with my cocktail recipes. Those blog besties are more of pros at cocktails and they’ve inspired me and helped me learn more about making cocktails. One of those things I’ve learned is the power of using a simple syrup in a cocktail. It infuses flavor into the recipe and adds the hint of sweetness that a lot of cocktails need.
There’s a reason that it’s called simple syrup. It’s really SO easy to make. I was always so intimidated by making simple syrup, but it turns out it really is simple. Simple syrup is literally sugar and water, plus any add ins that fit within your drink. In this case, I made a peach simple syrup using a few frozen peaches. It worked perfectly for infusing some extra sweetness and peach flavor into the sangria.
The raspberries balance out the sweetness of the peaches and syrup. Balance is another incredibly important aspect of cocktail making. I’ve loved getting to learn all of these tips and tricks from my friend Susannah from Feast + West’s ebook, The Ultimate Home Bar Guide. Susannah is really a master of cocktails and you can learn so much from her incredible ebook!
- 12 ounces of frozen sliced peaches
- 1/2 pint of raspberries
- 1 bottle of moscato (or another sweet wine)
- 1 can of ginger ale
Peach Simple Syrup
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 4-6 frozen peach slices
- Place sugar, water and peaches in a[amazon_textlink asin='B000E5CW84' text='small sauce pan' template='ProductLink' store='joyfullymadwp-20' marketplace='US' link_id='99ea34a9-56bd-11e7-bbcf-a5029c139b95'].
- Cook on high heat until boiling.
- Allow to boil for 5 minutes, then remove from stove and let cool.
- Optional, [amazon_textlink asin='B00004OCLX' text='strain' template='ProductLink' store='joyfullymadwp-20' marketplace='US' link_id='b3de5736-56bd-11e7-8899-6988d56b9f73'] simple syrup to remove peaches
Peach Raspberry Sangria
- Add raspberries and frozen peaches to a [amazon_textlink asin='B003UTTOFK' text='large glass pitcher' template='ProductLink' store='joyfullymadwp-20' marketplace='US' link_id='82ae2d57-56bd-11e7-846b-4d03879db156'].
- Pour the bottle of moscato and ginger ale over fruit.
- Pour in simple syrup mixture.
- Stir with a large spoon.
- Let sit in refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
To make the most of this recipe, use the same fruit leftover in the pitcher with another bottle of wine and can of ginger ale. You can make more simple syrup as well, or skip it for the second round.
Multiply this recipe for bigger gatherings or parties.
And don’t forget to make this easy Peach Raspberry Sangria recipe a definite part of your summer!