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.
1/4 cup sugar
2 (750-milliliter) bottles dry red wine
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup peach nectar*
1/4 cup orange liqueur
2 to 3 cups club soda, chilled
1 lemon, thinly sliced
1 lime, thinly sliced
1 orange, thinly sliced
1 Granny Smith apple, thinly sliced
How to Make It
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.
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.
*1/2 cup orange juice may be substituted.
Note: For testing purposes only, we used Columbia Crest Two Vines Merlot for dry red wine and Grand Marnier for orange liqueur.
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
Served this with New Year's Dinner. Everyone loved it! It was light enough to have a few, but also very tasty! Followed the recipe exactly as written. Used just cheap dry red wine. Can't wait for summer so we can try the white version!
I made the red recipe exactly as written and the sangria is delicious. I used 2 bottles of Charles Shaw Merlot from Trader Joe's. Dinner guests loved it and I served it with a bar-b-cue steak. I think the peach nectar adds a wonderful little flavor to this drink. Am anxious to try the white version!
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