For the ultimate summer cocktail, you need to make a batch of this homemade peach sangria! Made with crisp pinot grigio, sweet peach liqueur and plenty of fresh fruit, this refreshing peach sangria is the perfect thirst quencher for those warm nights on the patio. You can whip up this drink in just a few minutes, and it's perfect for entertaining a crowd.
Why You'll Love This Recipe
Made for peach lovers: Every sip of this sangria is bursting with sweet peach flavor. If you love fresh peaches, stop what you're doing and make a batch now.
Ultra versatile for every occasion: Need a brunch cocktail? Sangria has you covered. Sipping the night away? Sangria has a pair of evening shoes for the occasion.
Perfect patio sipper: During the hot summer months, we need a cooling cocktail for those patio nights. You'll feel refreshed with this peachy sangria by your side all summer long.
Makes for easy entertaining: This summer peach sangria is beyond convenient for when you're entertaining a crowd and need a batch-style cocktail option. Prepare it the night before and you have your signature cocktail ready to go.
Bonus: If you love sangria for all sorts of celebrations, make sure you also save my cranberry-apple cider sangria for the fall and winter!
Pinot grigio: Let's chat wine. I usually make this sangria with pinot grigio, which is a dry white wine that typically takes on notes of citrus, honeysuckle, pear and stone fruit — all delicious with peaches.
Peach nectar: You can typically find this in the fruit juice aisle of most grocery stores. Not only does this give us that wonderful peachy flavor but it also acts as our sweetener. While some sangria recipes include simple syrup, I don't think it's necessary with the peach nectar.
Peach liqueur: For another peachy boost, we use peach liqueur. I've also made this with peach brandy and peach schnapps, both of which make for an equally delicious summer sangria, so know that those options are available if that's what's available.
Triple sec: This is an orange liqueur. If you prefer a more top-shelf option, try Cointreau or Grand Marnier.
Soaking fruit: Ripe peaches are a must for obvious reasons. I prefer yellow peaches, but you can certain use white peaches. You're also free to use other fruits. Pineapple and mango, for instance, would add a nice tropical vibe, and fresh raspberries are a wonderful pairing with summer peaches.
If you've ever made sangria, you already know how simple it is. This easy peach sangria recipe is no exception. Let's walk through the process.
Step 1: We simply grab a large pitcher and combine a bottle of white wine with peach nectar, peach liqueur and triple sec (photos 1-4).
Step 2: Now we add our soaking fruit (photo 5). Not only will the fruit help sweeten the sangria but it will also impart more flavor, which is why I like to include a few different options.
Step 3: All that's left is to give it a stir (photo 6) and then refrigerate. And just like that, we have a pitcher of homemade peach sangria waiting for us to sip.
Now pour yourself a glass, enjoy and relax on the patio with a pitcher of peach sangria. You deserve it on this hot summer evening.
How to Store
Once you mix the sangria, cover the pitcher with plastic wrap and keep it in the refrigerator. I find sangria is at its best when consumed within 24 hours, but as long as its covered and refrigerated, it should last up to five days.
If you want to keep the sangria for that long, I recommend removing the fruit after the first day. By that point, the sangria will have already absorbed the flavor, but the fruit will continue to break down as it sits, and you may start getting small off-tasting fruit bits.
When you're ready to serve, fill a white wine glass with plenty of ice and the sangria. Easy enough. But here are a few ways you can jazz up the presentation.
- Cut a slit in the middle of a peach slice and place it on the rim of the glass.
- Drop in a few strawberry slices.
- Garnish with a fresh mint sprig on the side of the glass for a pop of color — just make sure you clap the mint sprig in your hands before garnishing to release its fragrance.
- Top with an edible flower for a dainty touch.
- Serve with a cute paper straw. A copper straw also looks nice with the peach hue.
You bet. In fact, you really should let the sangria refrigerate overnight for best results. I don't recommend making this sangria at the time of serving. At minimum, give the sangria four hours to chill, but overnight is best.
Allowing this homemade peach sangria to sit in the refrigerator overnight gives the fruit flavors time to meld. The sangria is noticeably more delicious the day after it sits in the refrigerator, so you'll be glad you gave it time to work its magic. Plus, this make-ahead convenience is perfect for entertaining. Bonus.
Sure, you can use a nonalcoholic wine and swap the peach liqueur for more peach nectar. If you need some suggestions, here's a guide to some of the best nonalcoholic wine options.
You can substitute peach juice for peach nectar, but keep in mind that peach juice isn't quite as sweet. I still don't think a simple syrup is necessary with peach juice, but I also rarely add a simple syrup to my sangria. But if you prefer a sweeter sangria, you may want to sip it first and see if you'd like to add simple syrup to suit your taste.
Sure, frozen peach slices work fine. Once the frozen peaches go into the liquid, they'll thaw quickly, or you can thaw them ahead of soaking.
Sometimes it can be tricky to find ripe peaches, but frozen peaches go into the freezer at peak ripeness. Frozen peaches ensures you get perfectly ripe fruit.
Variations and Substitutions
Substitute another style of crisp white wine: A pinot gris or sauvignon blanc would also work nicely, and a riesling is always tasty with peaches. Just make sure you use a dry riesling — a sweet riesling may be too cloying. A white zinfandel or another rosé make a lovely choice as well.
Give it a sparkling finish: For a bubbly topping, you can pour in a 12-ounce can of club soda or peach-flavored sparkling water into the sangria right before serving. Ginger ale or ginger beer is also tasty if you'd like to give this peach sangria a slight spice kick. Another option is to simply leave out a few cans by the pitcher to allow people to add their own bubbly topping if they'd like.
Use a sparkling wine altogether: Want to use a sparkling wine? I recommend still allowing the liqueur, peach nectar and soaking fruit to sit in the refrigerator and then pour in the sparkling wine, such as Champagne, prosecco, cava or rosè, in the pitcher right before serving.
Swap the peach nectar, liqueur and fruit for another variety: Once you have a base sangria recipe, you can easily adjust it to make your own customizations. Fruit nectars and liqueurs come in so many flavors, such as pineapple, mango, pear, guava and apricot.
For instance, use pear nectar, pear liqueur, pear slices and pinot grigio to make a pear sangria. Feel free to get creative and please let me know what other white wine sangria recipes you create — I'd love to try them.
Save the fancy wine for another occasion: Don't use an expensive bottle of wine, but get something you'd drink even if you weren't dressing it up as sangria. If you need recommendations, check out this list of affordable wines, which includes plenty of pinot grigio options.
Add a touch of spice: Peaches are wonderful with cinnamon. If you'd like a spiced peach sangria, add a couple cinnamon sticks to the mixture before refrigerating. Always feel free to make any recipe your own with these kind of fun additions.
Plan ahead: The sangria absolutely needs time to refrigerate to infuse those fruity flavors. This isn't a drink you can make at the last minute.
Peaches and mozzarella belong together. The combination gives a peaches-and-cream vibe, which is never a bad thing. Peaches also work well with prosciutto and fresh basil, so I happen to have the ultimate pizza to pair with this sangria. Give my grilled peach, prosciutto and pesto pizza a try.
If you’re looking for the perfect summer drink, this peach sangria is it. I have no doubt this will be your new go-to summer sangria recipe.
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- 1 bottle pinot grigio
- 2 cups peach nectar
- ½ cup peach liqueur or peach brandy
- ½ cup triple sec
- ½ pint strawberries halved and hulled
- 1 orange sliced
- 4 peaches sliced
- Mix the wine, peach nectar, peach liqueur and triple sec in a pitcher. Stir in the fruit.
- Cover and store in the refrigerator for at least four hours or preferably overnight. Enjoy!
- If you'd like to give this a bubbly finish, stir in a 12-ounce can of club soda right before serving. Or for a gingery kick, stir in 12 ounces of ginger beer or ginger ale right before serving.
- Don't use an expensive bottle of wine, but get something you'd drink even if you weren't dressing it up as sangria.
- Want to use a sparkling wine? I recommend still allowing the liqueur, peach nectar and soaking fruit to sit in the refrigerator and then pour in the sparkling wine, such as Champagne, prosecco or rosè, in the pitcher right before serving.
- Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
Recipe originally published in July 2018 and republished in July 2021.