Sangria is something that I remember from my childhood. Hang on! Not because I was drinking it (seriously!!) But because I remember my mom ordering it. Like the red wine variety with chunks of apple and orange. You know what I am talking about?
But the wonderful thing about Sangria is that it has so much more range than that. It’s just about combining wine and brandy and fruit together in a delicious concoction- and I can think of about 100 ways I would like to do that!
Including this lovely version: Nectarine Sangria. Trader Joes makes me so happy at this time of year with their crates of delicious peaches and nectarines, and I just want to make stuff with them non-stop!
And they completely inspired this fruit puree and then the rest of the drink.
I also love sangria because you can make it by the pitcher (or jug- no judgement) and leave it out as a no-fuss signature cocktail at any dinner party or summer gathering.
( I also garnished it with lavender sprigs. You totally don’t have to- but they are so pretty and add the slightest hint of floral that I really liked!)
Recipe: Nectarine Sangria
- 2 cups Nectarine Puree
- 1 cup Peach Brandy
- 1 bottle chilled prosecco or dry white wine of your choice
- 4 nectarines, sliced
- Nectarine Puree, makes 2 cups
- 2 nectarines pitted and chopped
- 1 1/2 cups water
- ½ cup sugar
- pinch of salt
- For the Nectarine Puree:
- In a small pan, add the Nectarines, water, sugar and salt. Cook for 3-5 minutes until thickened. Add to the jar of a blender and puree until smooth. Chill.
- In a pitcher, add 2 cups nectarine puree, the brandy and the prosecco and stir well. Then add the sliced nectarines. You can serve immediately or let marinate in the fridge. Serve chilled.
Preparation time: 10 minute(s)
Cooking time: 5 minute(s)
Number of servings (yield): 6