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White Peaches in Sangria with Fresh Mint

White Peaches in Sangria // Karista's Kitchen  The perfect summer dessert!

This is one of those summer desserts that I love to prepare when it’s super hot outside and something sweet and refreshing is in order.  Not to mention, all that needs to be done is peel and slice the peaches and add them to a bowl of sangria to marinate for 30 minutes.  It’s also a great way to use a flat of local sun ripened white peaches.

A few years back Ranger Craig and I bought a few flats of white peaches from a local farmer.  We ate peaches all the way home (a two hour trip).  Windows down, warm air filling the jeep while drips of the sweet, juicy peaches slid down our chins.

Super excited about our white peach stash, I made a pie with the white peaches and local blueberries, I added them to pancakes, muffins and a lovely steak salad with gorgonzola.  Froze a few bags for a peach pie and slow roasted pork mid-winter, but I still had plenty left to use.  That’s when I decided we’d be using the rest for some White Peaches in Sangria.

White Peaches in Sangria // Karista's Kitchen The perfect summer dessert!

Most often I purchase the sangria but you can certainly make your own.   I have a few sangria recipes I adore, but most of the time I’m so deeply involved in preparing the starters, entrees and sides… I forget to make the sangria.  So I always keep a bottle in stock.   I’ve found a few lovely sangrias at several Spanish food shops and my local market.  Something light, sweet and a bit spicy will do.  If you don’t have a favorite Sangria recipe, HERE is a fabulous article from Wine Enthusiast “The Anatomy of Sangria“.  I highly recommend the article.

I’m going to be MIA for a little while, we’re moving again and I know it’ll take some time to put a kitchen back together as well as set up my office.  It’s not a big move like last year, but nonetheless, its still packing, unpacking and trying to figure out where to put things.  As well, I think I’m going to enjoy the weather a bit and spend a little time with my lovely family.  I hope you have the chance to do the same!

Delicious Wishes and Loads of Love,

Karista

White Peaches in Sangria

Although I typically serve these White Peaches in Sangria for dessert, often I will serve this as a light cocktail starter.  It’s refreshing and the perfect warm weather starter for a gathering mid-summer.

Ingredients

White Peaches, peeled and sliced

Sangria

Mint leaves

Directions

Place white peach slices in a large glass or non-reactive bowl.  Pour Sangria over the peaches and let them marinate for about 30 minutes.  Then ladle peaches and sangria into martini glasses and garnish with a sprig of mint.

 

 

 

 

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12 Comments

  • Reply
    mimi
    June 28, 2014 at 5:37 am

    Lovely! My mother actually used to do this a lot, with sweetened wine instead of sangria. She called them drunken peaches, or drunken strawberries… I hated them because of the alcohol! So I’ve forgotten about this idea, until now! Thanks for the reminder!!!

    • Reply
      bennett
      July 7, 2014 at 6:54 am

      You’re so welcome Mimi! I do love this dessert, so easy! And so refreshing for summer. 🙂

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    Alice
    June 29, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    Hi Karista, firstly a beautiful recipe for a delicious take on a summer drink/dessert. The pictures are so lovely. Secondly good luck with the big move! I hope it all goes well, moving is such a stressful endeavour. Looking forward to your next big story!

    • Reply
      bennett
      July 7, 2014 at 6:56 am

      Thank you Alli! We’re finally all moved in and now it’s a matter of finding a place for everything. Moving is a stressful endeavor! I’ve moved way too many times in my lifetime so I’m hoping this last move is permanent. 🙂

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    Ksenia
    June 30, 2014 at 5:55 am

    So refreshing! Have a drink for me once you’re done with the move!

    • Reply
      bennett
      July 7, 2014 at 6:57 am

      Thank you Ksenia. Will do! 🙂

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    Coco in the Kitchen
    July 1, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    K, do you make your own sangria? I have an old recipe that happened by accident. I just started throwing all kinds of stuff into the pitcher and the result was delicious! I’ll post it sometime this summer.
    Love this drink. So elegant the way you have fresh peaches in there.

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      bennett
      July 7, 2014 at 6:58 am

      Coco I make my own sangria once in a while… I have a few recipes that I make but most the time I purchase a sangria, especially if I’m running short on time. I’d love to see your sangria recipe!! Let me know when you post it. I’ll share on my Facebook page. 🙂

  • Reply
    yummychunklet
    July 3, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    Looks refreshing!

    • Reply
      bennett
      July 7, 2014 at 6:59 am

      Thank you Yummy Chunklet!! Hope you’re having a delicious summer. 🙂

  • Reply
    Jess
    July 4, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    Love the idea of adding peaches to sangria – yum!!
    Good luck with the move, Karista!

    • Reply
      bennett
      July 7, 2014 at 6:59 am

      Thank you Jess! Love, love all the sweet pictures of your darling girls. 🙂

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