Strawberry Peach Sangria is a refreshing white wine sangria made with fresh strawberries, peaches, Peach Schnapps, and white wine.
Sangria originated in Spain and dates all the way back to the 1800s. It is a cocktail that combines wine, liquor, fruit, and spices. Sangria is made with either white or red wine. The type of wine used in the sangria dictates the flavor profile. Red wine pairs well with dark berries and liquors. It also compliments holiday spices, like cinnamon or cloves. White wine has a lighter flavor and pairs well with citrus.
This Strawberry Peach Sangria combines white wine with peaches and strawberries to create a refreshing summer sangria. This sangria recipe also uses Peach Schnapps and simple syrup for additional flavor and sweetness. Peaches always come to mind when I think of summer fruits, making them perfect for a hot weather cocktail.
Making Strawberry Peach Sangria
Start by chilling a bottle of white wine. The colder, the better. White blends, Sauvignon Blancs, and Pino Grigio work best with this sangria recipe. Moscato or Reisling would also work, but they wouldn’t require as much additional sweetener because they are sweeter wines.
While the wine is chilling, chop the strawberries and peaches. This recipe works with fresh or frozen fruit! If you use frozen fruit, be sure to let it thaw in the refrigerator for several hours. Thawed fruit is easier cut into small pieces for the sangria. Add the chopped fruit to the bottom of a large glass pitcher or carafe. Pour in the chilled white wine, Peach Schnapps, and simple syrup. Give it a good stir!
Homemade Simple Syrup
Simple syrup is one of the best ingredients for adding sweetness to a sangria. If you can stir, then you can make simple syrup!
- Add 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar to a small saucepan.
- Heat the saucepan on medium-low heat. It does not need to boil!
- Continuously stir the water sugar mixture until all of the sugar dissolves.
- Pour into a glass jar.
- Allow the syrup to cool in the refrigerator. It should last up to 6 months in the refrigerator!
Allow the Strawberry Peach Sangria to chill in the refrigerator for several hours, or even overnight. The longer the sangria chills, the longer the flavors have a chance to meld together. If you drank it right away, it would not taste as fruity and delicious.
Serve the sangria in stemless wine glasses and garnish with a fresh strawberry. Be sure that each glass of sangria contains plenty of strawberries and peaches. That’s the best part! If you prefer sangria ice cold, add ice to the glasses. I do not recommend adding ice to the pitcher of sangria itself. This may result in a watered-down flavor as the ice melts over time.
Enjoy a cold glass of Strawberry Peach sangria as you soak up the last few days of summer. It’s light and fruity, making it the perfect pairing for fresh dips and summer salads. Cheers!
Strawberry Peach Sangria
- 1.5 liters white wine
- 3 oz peach Schnapps
- 3 tbsp simple syrup
- 2 cups peaches chopped
- 2 cups strawberries chopped
- Chill a bottle of white wine
- Chop the strawberries and peaches
- Pour in the chilled white wine, Peach Schnapps, and simple syrup
- Stir and chill in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours