This easy Sparkling Peach and Strawberry Sangria was a hit at our barbecue this weekend!
This was an incredible July 4th for us! We were able to spend the whole day together as a family with all of the electronics put away – for the most part…. (I was the culprit taking pictures with my phone – but hey I was capturing memories, doesn’t that count for something??)
We started the night off with a movie night the day before when I got home from work. I am excited to say I almost made it through the whole movie without falling asleep! I usually fall into a deep slumber fifteen minutes into the movie… But this time, I made it up until the last 30 minutes… Not, to worry, we watched the rest of the movie together during breakfast the next day. And I was forgiven…
Then, we went out and had lunch at our local Mexican Restaurant, before we got ready for a small barbecue we were having later. When it came to prepping – we all pitched in and prepped the food and no one got hurt during the process. That’s a win for us 🙂
This menu for this get-together had to have a cocktail to woo the people. I didn’t want to just serve a bottle of wine but, I didn’t want to buy too many ingredients, so I used what we had in the fridge. My hubby likes to juice fruits, so I had the strawberries and peaches he hadn’t used yet. Plus I had a bottle of white wine – I always keep a stash for cooking. Throw in some peach rum and peach schnapps I had from some other recipes, and this drink was ready. I pretty much only had to purchase the champagne to give the drink some fizz…
This sangria was a hit and not a drop was left. The perfect end to the evening while we watched fireworks sipping on sangria!
Making this cocktail was effortless. Only manual labor involved – cutting the fruit. This took only a few minutes to make. Cheers!
- ½ cup peach rum
- 1 cup peach schnapps
- 4 cups dry white wine
- ½ cup sugar
- 4 cups fresh sliced peaches
- 2 cups fresh slice strawberries
- 1 bottle champagne
- Add the rum, peach schnapps, wine, and sugar into a large pitcher. Mix the ingredients until the sugar has dissolved.
- Next stir in the fruit.
- Let the drink sit in the refrigerator at least two hours. (The longer it sits, the better the flavor.)
- Stir in the champagne right before serving.