It’s kind of a joke around Our Best Bites that I’m suuuuuper into fancy drinks. I love to make them. I love to drink them. In another life, I was probably a bartender. If you want a post full of mocktails, including a printable mini mocktail recipe book, click here! This recipe for Virgin Red Sangria is super popular, but 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.)
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, a can of peach nectar (look for it in the Hispanic foods or near the canned juices). 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.)
Take your sliced fruit…
and line the outside of your pitcher. (You don’t have to do this, it’s just really pretty.)
Place remaining fruit in a large pitcher.
Add 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,
but you don’t have to get that fancy. 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.