One of my favorite things about summer is that it’s peach season, and I’ve been itching to make a peachy sangria. So that’s just what I’ve come up with for this week’s Summer Sippers recipe – a ginger and peach sangria that screams summer with its peachy goodness and homemade ginger simple syrup!
If the phrase “homemade ginger simple syrup” scares you, don’t let it. I used to think the same thing. Simple syrups are just that—simple! If you can boil water, you can make a simple syrup. Plus, you can create all sorts of different flavors using fruits and herbs.
Ginger and Peach Sangria Recipe:
- 1 750-ml bottle of riesling
- 1/2 c peach schnapps
- 1/2 c ginger simple syrup
- 2 peaches, sliced
- 1 lemon, sliced
- 1/3 mango, chopped
- club soda
For the ginger simple syrup:
- 1 c sugar
- 1 c water
- 1-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
Combine sugar and water in a saucepan and heat just until it boils and all the sugar has dissolved. Turn off heat, add fresh ginger and allow mixture to cool completely. Strain into a mason jar or storage container and refrigerate until ready to use.
Combine all ingredients, except club soda, in a pitcher and refrigerate several hours or overnight. To serve, pour sangria into glasses and top with a splash or two of club soda.
The ginger flavor in this sangria is subtle but it’s a nice complement to the crisp riesling and peach schnapps. And one thing I love about sangria is how adaptable it is; if you prefer more or less peach schnapps or ginger simple syrup flavor, feel free to adjust this recipe to your tastes!
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