Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Peach Sangria: The drink no summer party should be without.

Yes, friends, I'm giving you the recipe. You can thank me later. (I gave you the recipe for the Pad Thai a while ago. If I weren't so lazy I'd link to it.) I call this a "summer" drink, but I'll not pretend we won't be drinking the stuff year-round.
White Peach Sangria

2 Bottles dry white wine (you can use the cheap stuff)
1 Small(est) Bottle Absolut Peach Vodka (the smallest bottle costs $8-$9 Roof Bros, behind the counter)
12 Tablespoons frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
1/2 Cup white sugar
1 lb peaches pitted and sliced
3/4 cup seedless white grapes, halved
3/4 cup seedless green grapes, halved

1. In a large pitcher, combine dry white wine, peach vodka, lemonade concentrate and sugar. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Add sliced peaches, red and green grapes.
2. Refrigerate sangria until well chilled, at least 2 hrs or overnight to blend flavors. Serve over ice, and use a slotted spoon to include sliced peaches and grapes with each serving.

This recipe makes enough for a gaggle-of-girls dinner party with four rowdy participants drinking at a very brisk pace, but not quite enough for a pool party of eight (should have doubled it for that event!). Once the liquid is gone, the soaked fruit is delicious, but packs a powerful wallop. You've been warned.