Photo: Beth Dreiling-Hontzas; Styling: Rose Nguyen
Prep Time
15 Mins
Cook Time
3 Mins
Stand Time
10 Mins
Chill Time
4 Hours
Yield
Makes about 12 cups

Peach nectar is a sweet, intensely flavored drink that's usually sold on the international food aisle, with the fruit juices, or with the cocktail mixes.

How to Make It

Step 1

Bring sugar and 1 1/4 cups water to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat, and let stand 10 minutes.

Step 2

Combine sugar mixture, red wine, and next 3 ingredients in a large container; cover and chill 4 hours. Stir in club soda and next 4 ingredients just before serving. Serve over ice, if desired.

Step 3

*1/2 cup orange juice may be substituted.

Step 4

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Columbia Crest Two Vines Merlot for dry red wine and Grand Marnier for orange liqueur.

Step 5

Sangría Blanco: Omit orange juice and peach nectar. Substitute dry white wine for red wine, lemon-lime soft drink for club soda, and 1 pt. fresh strawberries for 1 Granny Smith apple. Increase orange liqueur to 1 cup, 1 lemon to 2, 1 lime to 2, and 1 orange to Prepare recipe as directed, stirring in 3/4 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves with wine in Step

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