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Sunday, May 31, 2015

Blueberry-Peach Sangria

Even though it isn't officially summer yet... is my official summer drink.  It's my favorite sangria.  Blueberries and peaches and moscato. With a touch of simple syrup, peach juice and peach schnapps.

I don't think you even need a playlist while you are preparing this.  It's so quick and easy to prepare, just throw the ingredients into a pitcher and stir.

I realize, however, that playlists are a tradition on this blog so I will give you the one and only song that will put you in the mood to make this sangria:

Today's Playlist
  • "Peaches"...The Presidents of the United States of America

Blueberry-Peach Sangria
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 2 peaches, sliced
  • 1 (750-ML) bottle Moscato (or your favorite sweet white wine)
  • 8 oz (1 cup) peach juice
  • 1/2 cup peach schnapps
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup simple syrup (prepare in advance)*
*to make simple syrup:

Microwave 1/4 cup water on HIGH for 1 minute.  Stir in 1/4 cup sugar.  

Continue to stir until the sugar is completely dissolved.  This should take about one minute. 

After the sugar has dissolved, refrigerate the syrup.  You don't want to add it to your sangria while it's still boiling!  Nobody wants warm sangria.

After your syrup has chilled, prepare your sangria.

Gather your ingredients.  Slice your peaches.

Place the sliced peaches into a pitcher, and add the blueberries.

Pour in the bottle of Moscato.

Why Moscato?  Because it's sweet and fruity.  Perfect for sangria.

Add the peach juice.  My supermarket was out of peach juice this time so I bought mango juice.  It worked out fine!

Finally, pour in the peach schnapps.  It adds extra peachiness.  Or is it schnappiness?  What is a schnapps, anyway?

Okay, I just googled that question ("What is a schnapps"-- I left off the "anyway."  I didn't think google would appreciate my attitude).  Google has informed me that schnapps are technically a fruit brandy, less sweet than a liqueur.

Now that we've learned what schnapps is, stir up your sangria.   You're done!


1 comment:

  1. It is 11:00 a.m. yet I wish I had one right now. I'm definitely making those whenevr I get home. I'm riding Amtrak that started off in Boston, but I'm traveling south, going back home. Visited my sick Mom. :(

    Love your original take on sangria, thanks!


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