This Homemade Peach Sangria Recipe is full of flavour with fresh peaches and light red wine.
This easy sangria recipe serves 4, so to make this peach drink with alcohol for a larger number of people, simply adjust the ingredients accordingly!
Be sure to keep this recipe on hand, your guests will be sure to want a copy!
Note - The ingredients are at their most seductive flavour if they have a few hours, or overnight to mingle.
1 lemon, sliced
1 pitted, peeled and sliced peach
1 - 24 oz. size - bottle light red wine
1 1/2 oz. cognac
1 oz. orange liqueur
1 oz. maraschino cherry juice
1 tbsp. granulated sugar
6 oz. soda water
12 medium ice cubes
Carefully cut the rind (peel) from the orange in one long coil, leaving the orange still attached at the end of the coil.
Also cut away the pith (the white inner skin) at the same time. (Do this above a pitcher to catch the juice).
Combine the lemon slices and the peach slices, wine, cognac, orange liqueur, maraschino juice and the sugar in a pitcher.
Hook the orange rind over the rim of the pitcher and suspend the orange fruit in the wine mixture.
Allow the mixture to marinate over-night.
Just before serving, stir the soda and the ice into the mixture.
Did You Know?
For this Peach Sangria Recipe the directions instruct to remove the "pith" (the white part of the peel) from the orange.
Sometimes the pith tastes a little bitter.
However, did you know that, when hand-eating an orange, it is advisable to eat the white part of the orange's skin?
The white part of the rind contains high levels of vitamin-C and contains sources of pectin. Pectin is a soluble dietary fiber with potential to lower serum cholesterol, relieve diarrhea, act as an immune system stimulant and as anti-ulcer agent.
The pith also containes anti-cancer agents and important bioflavonoids (an antioxidant).
So, the next time when you are ready to peel that delicious orange, think twice about peeling off those healthy beneficial white piths!
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