Photo: John Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr
Chill Time
4 Hours
Yield
10 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup)

How to Make It

Combine water and brown sugar in a microwave-safe dish; microwave at HIGH for 3 1/2 minutes. Stir to dissolve sugar. Cool. Peel and pit peaches. Combine sugar syrup and peeled peaches in a food processor; process until smooth. Pour peach mixture into a pitcher; stir in white wine Grand Marnier. Chill at least 4 hours; strain mixture through a cheesecloth-lined sieve. Squeeze cloth to extract juices. Discard solids. Stir in cava. Garnish, if desired.

Ratings & Reviews

jmeleeS's Review

Clarebh
November 23, 2011
I made this for a late summer casual get-together; I knew some of our guests are not beer or straight wine enthusiasts, so I thought using the plethora of ripe, juicy peaches in this recipe would be a great alternative. Plus, I wanted a minimum amount of fuss in order to get drinks to the table asap to max socalizing time. I LOVED this recipe, but I had to make a few tweaks. The store only had flavored sparkling wine, so I grabbed raspberry given that I had chambord in the cabinet and I planned on subbing the grand marnier for chambord. I didn't want to sacrifice the orange in the recipe so added some orange juice and orange slices right into the mixture before setting it to chill overnight. The next morning I strained but kept the orange slices for garnish in the glasses (beautiful). Note: I also used just a fine mesh sieve instead of the cheesecloth and it worked just fine. This was really refreshing, light and easy on the alcohol taste. I will absolutely be making again!

agoudy's Review

jmeleeS
August 04, 2011
This was a real hit at a lunch I had. I used triple sec instead of grand marnier and whatever white wine I had.

PaulaAnne's Review

PaulaAnne
July 26, 2011
loved it. would definitely make again for a party.

Clarebh's Review

agoudy
July 25, 2011
This recipe was not worth the time and effort. It had little taste (minimal peach for the amount of fresh peaches added); very dissapointing. I would not make again.