Peach Melba Sangria

peach melba sangria in a pitcher.

This easy sangria recipe is a cross between that classic peach melba dessert and traditional sangria. You’ll love this summer cocktail because it’s loaded with fresh peaches and raspberries soaked in wine, simple syrup and peach schnapps. Try this peach melba sangria recipe today.

Sugar and water in a pan.

Every so often, I deviate from my standard glass of wine to something a little more interesting. I’m not talking shots of Jagermeister, here.  I’ll leave that to more experienced libation-ers. But there’s something about sangria that gets me every time.

Especially during the blistering heat of summer, when everyone needs a refreshing reprieve from the scorching sun — if you live in South Florida, you know what I’m talking about.

simple syrup in a pan

This easy blend starts with simple syrup — equal parts of sugar and water, boiled until the sugar dissolves and then cooled to room temperature.  

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peaches and raspberries

I went with a white wine sangria instead of a traditional red for two reasons. First, red wine stains my teeth and turns them a weird shade of gray — fine when I’m mano a mano with Scott, but making a whole pitcher of sangria means there’s probably other people around.

raspberries and wine

Second, I had plenty of $10 and $12 white wines on the shelf, but the few reds in my cupboard were $25 and up. No way was I mixing that with fruit and simple syrup.

wine and a pitcher

With sangria, the fruit is key – it has to be something that you want to keep going back to.  Something juicy, sweet and ripe.  I selected peaches and raspberries because they looked so good at the store. Then I realized, (duh) I had the makings of a peach melba

diced peaches

To amp up the peach flavor, I added schnapps and some sparkling water for effervescence.  I know, doesn’t it sound good?  Aren’t you getting thirsty just thinking about it?  

peaches in a pitcher with wine
Peach Melba Sangria in a pitcher

I think it was the fruit that kept me coming back — soaking in the flavors of the wine and spirits and giving up its own sweetness to the easy-sipping-tonic.

peach melba sangria with wooden spoon

Or maybe it was the wine with that peachy nose.  Whatever it was — it was good!

adding sparkling water to peach melba sangria

And habit-forming — especially in the swelter of 90 degrees and very high humidity. You’re welcome! Want more summer sippers? Try this red white and blue sangria or this summer sipper sangria!

glass of peach melba sangria

More summer cocktails:

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5 from 1 vote

Peach Melba Sangria

Peaches are one of my favorite fruits for sangria.  They are soft and lush and deliciously perfumed.  You’ll want to sip and slurp this all summer long!
Author: Lisa Lotts
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword peaches, raspberries
Dietary Restrictions Dairy-Free, Egg Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 12 hours
Servings 10

SPECIAL EQUIPMENT:

  • large pitcher

INGREDIENTS:

  • cup sugar
  • cup water
  • 1 bottle white wine I used Pinot Grigio
  • ½ cup peach schnapps
  • 3 peaches peeled, seeded and chopped
  • ½ pint raspberries
  • club soda or sparkling water well chilled

DIRECTIONS:

  • In a small bowl combine the water and sugar. Bring to a boil and cook until sugar is completely dissolved. Cool to room temperature.
  • In a pitcher blend the wine, schnapps and simple syrup. Stir to combine. Add the diced peaches and raspberries. Cover the pitcher and refrigerate several hours or overnight.
  • Add ice to glasses and pour in the sangria – making sure to get several spoonfuls of fruit in each glass. Top with a splash of club soda or sparkling water. Serve.

NUTRITION:

Calories: 153kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 187mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 185IU | Vitamin C: 9.6mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 0.9mg

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This easy Peach Melba Sangria recipe is a twist on the classic. Chilled white wine and peach schnapps loaded with ripe fruit for a refreshing summer sipper!

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  1. 5 stars
    This drink sounds absolutely perfect… can’t wait to try it!