As we move into the summer months, there is no better time for fruity, refreshing party drinks like this Virgin White Peach Sangria (although if you’d like to make it not so virginal, feel free to substitute a bottle of white wine for the white grape juice). Girls’ night? Good. Summer barbecue? Good. Mother’s Day Brunch? Good. (This Joey from Friends joke will never get old.)
- White Grape Juice – Feel free to sub a bottle of white wine here if you prefer.
- Peach Nectar – Find this near the canned juices or by the Hispanic foods in your grocery store.
- Sparkling Mineral Water – I love Topo Chico. Sparkling Mineral Water adds a subtle sparkle to this sangria. Club soda would also work.
- Sliced Peaches – Frozen peach slices work great here. If you’d rather use fresh, see this post for How to Peel Peaches easily.
- Orange Juice – Spring for the good quality, no pulp variety. Nothing from concentrate here!
- Grapes – Green grapes look beautiful in this drink, but red will work, too. If you’re feeling wild, you could add in some whole raspberries (either in addition to the grapes or swap the grapes out for the raspberries).
- Citrus – This sangria calls for a lemon, a lime, and an orange. Because they will be sliced and submerged in your drink, give them a quick wash with a dab of dish soap to remove any impurities from the peel before slicing.
How to Make Virgin White Peach Sangria
- You’ll need some peaches, green grapes, sliced lemons, limes, and an orange, white grape juice (or wine, if that’s your preference), high-quality pulp free orange juice, and a can of peach nectar. First, slice up your lemon, lime, and orange. If you’d like (and this is only for aesthetics) you can line your slices up nicely on the inside of your pitcher.
- Place the rest of the fruit in the pitcher and add the grape juice, orange juice, and peach nectar.
- Chill for several hours if possible. Immediately before serving, snag a bottle of sparkling mineral water. I love Topo Chico. If you’re serving a crowd all at once, add the bottle of sparkling mineral water to the sangria.
- That said, I actually prefer to not add the sparkling water directly to the pitcher because it can dilute things too much and the bubbles are gone by the time you drink it. If possible, fill each glass about 1/2 full with ice, 3/4 with the sangria/fruit mixture, then top it off with the sparkling water.Serve over lots of ice, making sure some fruit gets into each glass.
This sangria is easy enough to put together just for your own enjoyment on a hot afternoon, but also sophisticated enough to grace the table of a fancy brunch, Easter breakfast, mother’s day, girls’ night, or a classy shower or reception.
If you are looking for other beverage options, consider one of the following:
- Can I make this ahead of time? This Virgin White Peach Sangria is best when it has had several hour for flavors to blend. That said, I wouldn’t make it more than 6-8 hours ahead of time. If you need to prep a day ahead, slice your citrus fruits and store them in an airtight container in the fridge. Mix up your juices and store them in the fridge. Then, several hours before serving, combine the two and allow to chill. When ready to serve, add ice and sparkling water.
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Perfect for summer parties, brunches, Mother’s Day, or just a girls’ night in, this Virgin White Peach Sangria is your perfect warm-weather party drink!
- 1 quart white grape juice (see note)
- 1/2 cup high-quality pulp free orange juice
- 1 12-ounce can peach nectar (look for it in the Mexican food aisle or near canned juices)
- 1 cup sliced peaches (frozen works great)
- 1 cup green grapes
- 1 lime, thinly sliced
- 1 lemon, thinly sliced
- 1 small orange, thinly sliced
- 1 12-ounce bottle sparkling mineral water (I love Topo Chico)
Place fruit in a large pitcher. Add grape juice, orange juice, and peach nectar. Chill for several hours if possible. Immediately before serving, add the bottle of sparkling mineral water (see note below). Serve over lots of ice, making sure some fruit gets into each glass.
For a non-virgin version…substitute 1 bottle of white wine for the grape juice.
I actually prefer…to not add the sparkling water directly to the pitcher because it can dilute things too much and the bubbles are gone by the time you drink it. If possible, fill each glass about 1/2 full with ice, 3/4 with the sangria/fruit mixture, then top it off with the sparkling water.