Summer Peach and Basil Sangria

Peach and Basil Sangria

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Is there anything more summery than a peach? I don’t think so. The peach is the emblem of all that we love about the season, so with the summer solstice right around the corner, this is THE drink you’ll want to have chilling in the backyard. White sangrias are so refreshing, and when you add ripe peaches and a hint of fresh herby basil, you get a spectacular drink with very little effort. I’m partnering with Classic Hostess to introduce you to a really beautiful line of beverage dispensers, summer barware, and all kinds of entertaining accessories. The site is gorgeous, and their sense of style is lovely, I want one of everything! I’m giving away one of their big glass drink dispensers today, just like the one I’m using for my Summer Peach and Basil Sangria, so check the details at the end of the post.

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The major components of classic Sangria are wine, fruit, and brandy. The fruit is cut up and mixed with the alcohol ahead of time and refrigerated for several hours, or even overnight, to allow the flavors to mingle. That makes sangria the perfect drink to serve to friends, because it’s all ready to go before the first guest even arrives. My favorite way to serve a sangria or summer punch is in a big vintage Mason Jar dispenser…everybody gets to help themselves, and there’s no rush to get every guest set up with a drink. The dispenser filled with fruity sangria is gorgeous on its own, and when mine isn’t being used for a party, I like to keep it on the counter filled with water and sliced lemons or strawberries.

Summer Peach and Basil Sangria

The nice thing about sangria is that it’s pretty open ended. There aren’t a lot of set rules, as long as you have wine and fruit. My variation is light and especially delicious because I’ve substituted ripe peaches for the traditional mix of fruit. The hint of fresh basil can be infused into the drink in a coupe of ways, depending on your taste. You can simply add the leaves to the wine along with the cut peaches and allow them to subtly flavor the sangria. But you can go a step further and get a stronger flavor by making up a quick basil simple syrup.

Basil simple syrup

Basil simple syrup is easy to make, just stir a cup of water and a cup of sugar together in a saucepan, add a handful of fresh basil leaves, and bring everything to a boil. Turn off the heat and let it cool completely. I like to smash the basil a little bit with the back of a spoon to release extra flavor. When the syrup is cool, strain it, and refrigerate until needed. You’ll have a sweet syrup infused with a delicate basil flavor and scent. It gives a wonderful background note to this sangria, and you can use as much or as little of it as you like.

Summer Peach and Basil Sangria ingredients

I used white peaches, but whatever kind you use, just be sure they are really ripe. The riper your peaches, the more peach flavor will infuse into your sangria.

Summer Peach and Basil Sangria

Summer Peach and Basil Sangria

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle Pinot Grigio or Sauvingon Blanc wine
  • 2/3 cup brandy, or peach brandy
  • 1/2 cup basil simple syrup (optional)
  • 2 -3 ripe peaches, cut in slices
  • basil leaves
  • 2 cups peach seltzer water
    basil simple syrup
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • a handful of fresh basil leaves

Instructions

  1. To make the basil simple syrup, combine the water and sugar in a saucepan and stir to dissolve the sugar. Add the basil leaves and crush them with the back of a spoon to release their flavor. Bring the pan to a boil, and then turn off the heat and let cool completely in the pan. Then strain the syrup through a fine mesh seive into a glass jar. Refrigerate until needed.
  2. Combine the wine, brandy, sliced peaches, basil leaves, and basil syrup, if using. Let this hang out in the refrigerator for several hours or overnight. Just before serving add the seltzer water. Serve the sangria over ice garnished with fresh peach slices and a basil leaf.

Notes

Double or triple the recipe for a crowd.

http://theviewfromgreatisland.com/summer-peach-basil-sangria/

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Classic Hostess is generously offering one of their Nantucket Vintage Glass Jar beverage dispensers, just like the one I have, to one of you! It’s a large 2 gallon dispenser that will become the centerpiece of your next party, I know you’ll love it!

nantucket vintage glass jar dispenser

To enter the giveaway, simply ‘follow’ or ‘like’ Classic Hostess on facebook, Pinterest, Google+, or their blog. Leave a comment below to let me know how you’ve entered, you’ll get an extra entry for each action.

THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.  THE WINNER IS KATHY FROM BAKE AWAY WITH ME!

 

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*This post is sponsored by Classic Hostess. All opinions are my own

 

 

 

 

91 Comments

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    Renee
    March 22, 2017 at 4:25 pm

    I came across your website when I was searching for sangria recipes. This sounds so different and delicious. I have a beverage dispenser such as yours, but never used it for sangria. My question is how do you get the fruit (the best part) in your glass using a container like this? And doesn’t the fruit or basil clog the spout? Just curious because I would love to make it and use the container. Thanks.

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      Sue
      March 22, 2017 at 4:46 pm

      You use separate fruit for the glasses, and the fruit doesn’t clog the spout because it just sort of floats around in there. Hope you enjoy this!

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    Josette
    May 28, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    Liked on FB and can’t wait to try your sangria!

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    Kim
    June 25, 2014 at 3:54 am

    I liked on Facebook, and am following on Pinterest. I look forward to trying the Sangria! Would love to have the beverage dispenser for drinks…even for infused waters.
    Kim

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    Suzanne Kroder
    June 24, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    Following on Pinterest and signed up for blog. Peaches and basil! Can’t wait to try the sangria this weekend.

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    Susan
    June 24, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    What a delicious way to use that lovely serving jar. I’ve only made traditional sangria in the past but love this sound of the peach and basil flavors. The Nantucket dispenser is charming and would love to have one for when we host or summer gourmet group and other parties! I am following Classic Hostess on their blog, Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter!

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    Julie Webber
    June 24, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    I liked on Facebook. Can’t wait to make this over the weekend! Looks great Sue.

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    Jean | DelightfulRepast.com
    June 23, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    How could I resist a Peach post! Your sangria looks beautiful and summery as well as refreshing. I followed Classic Hostess on Pinterest.

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    julianne
    June 23, 2014 at 10:53 am

    following on facebook + pinterest. =)

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    Cindy A.
    June 23, 2014 at 8:33 am

    I also follow the Classic Hostess blog via email.

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    Cindy A.
    June 23, 2014 at 8:32 am

    I follow on Pinterest as Cindy Aiton.

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    Cindy A.
    June 23, 2014 at 8:31 am

    I follow on Facebook as Cindy Aiton. Thank you so much for offering such a lovely and generous giveaway.

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    Claudia
    June 23, 2014 at 3:16 am

    Following on Facebook and Pinterest. I love that beverage dispenser and it would be so great to win one! Crossing my fingers!!
    Claudia

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    Merlin
    June 22, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    FB and pinterest check!

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    Andrea Rust
    June 22, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    I subscribed to their blog too!

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    Andrea Rust
    June 22, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    I’m following on Google+!

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    June 22, 2014 at 9:09 pm

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    Andrea Rust
    June 22, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    I like on facebook!

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    Carol at Wild Goose Tea
    June 22, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    A delish sangria. I just had something similar in a restaurant and loved it.

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    Lauri
    June 22, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    Liked Classic Hostess on FB. Lovely drink and container.

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    Mary Hess
    June 22, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    Pinned and liked on Pinterest. What a lovely blog, so glad I found you.

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    Brandi Hughes
    June 22, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    Trying this today!
    Also I liked Classic Hostess on Facebook as well as Pinterest.
    Thank you!

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes
    June 22, 2014 at 11:10 am

    So refreshing and beautiful!

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    Meleasa
    June 22, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Great recipe. Will try it at a house warming this Wednesday.
    Please enter me in the Classic Hostess Giveaway. I have Liked them on facebook, Pinned the feature from you and followed them on Pinterest, and am now following their blog.
    Thanks for the opportunity.

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    Dani
    June 22, 2014 at 7:20 am

    Love this! Following on Facebook.

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    Melissa
    June 22, 2014 at 7:16 am

    This looks amazing! Refreshing and a new twist on Sangria. A definite must-try for my group of friends. It’s also another use for the plethora of sweet basil in my herb garden!

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    Kimberly C
    June 22, 2014 at 7:06 am

    I am following Classic Hostess on google+

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    Kimberly C
    June 22, 2014 at 7:05 am

    I’m following Classic Hostess on Pinterest

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    June 22, 2014 at 7:02 am

    I’m following Classic Hostess on Facebook.

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    kristen mcclary
    June 21, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    followed on pintrest as well

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    kristen mcclary
    June 21, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    followed on google +

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    kristen mcclary
    June 21, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    liked on facebook

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    judith
    June 21, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    Mmmmmmmmmmmmm beautiful sangria for today’s hot weather! Love the Nantucket jar…..haven’t seen one like it.

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    Charissa
    June 21, 2014 at 11:34 am

    Yay! A new way to use the basil we just planted! Love this blog!

    I am following Classic Hostess on Facebook. :)

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    June 21, 2014 at 8:08 am

    I am also following their blog via email

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    June 21, 2014 at 6:45 am

    I followed on g+!

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    Nancy White
    June 20, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    Liked Classic Hostess on Facebook. What a classic beverage dispenser! Can’t wait to make & share this sangria. Reading the recipe made my mouth water!

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    Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness
    June 20, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    Wow. I love sangria, but haven’t made quite this way before. I have made it with red wine and fruit. I love this version, sounds so refreshing.

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    June 20, 2014 at 6:04 pm

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    June 20, 2014 at 5:45 pm

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    June 20, 2014 at 5:44 pm

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    Solducky
    June 20, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    That looks so refreshing! I am following on FB as sarah solducky

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    clare
    June 20, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    This looks gorgeous and so refreshing! Love the colors

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    RhondaY
    June 20, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    Delicious looking sangria recipe and cute serving container! I followed on Pinterest.

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    June 20, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    Gorgeous, I could drink this all summer long!

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    Lisa
    June 20, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    This looks delicious! I can’t wait to try it! I liked Classic Hostess on Facebook and follow them on Pinterest. Thanks!

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    Eileen
    June 20, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    This sangria sounds fantastic! I definitely need to get my hands on some peaches immediately. I’m going to pass on the giveaway, but good luck to the winner! :)

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    June 20, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    I’m following Classic Hostess on Google+

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    June 20, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    Following Classic Hostess on Facebook

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    Kathy
    June 20, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    Your Peach Basil Sangria looks wonderful! I’m definitely making it for Fourth of July!
    I’m following Classic Hostess on Pinterest.

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    June 20, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    Facebook.

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    Schatzi49
    June 20, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    Signed up on their blog. I love, love, love your recipes and can’t wait to try this. Will be going to the farmers market tomorrow morning for the fresh peaches, have the rest……..

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    Darla
    June 20, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    I liked on fb, and I love the look of this sangria….it sounds so refreshing!!

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    Mary
    June 20, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    The sangria sounds fantastic and I LOVE that dispenser!

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    June 20, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    I connect on google+ thank you for the recipie and the opportunity to win such a great prize, I love it.

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    June 20, 2014 at 12:08 pm

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    CakePants
    June 20, 2014 at 11:34 am

    Oh wow, this sounds delicious!! I love the idea of basil simple syrup…so fragrant, I imagine :)

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    June 20, 2014 at 11:20 am

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    June 20, 2014 at 11:10 am

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    June 20, 2014 at 11:04 am

    Love this recipe and love the glass pitcher from Classic Hostess. I liked them on Facebook and passed on the word to friends.

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    June 20, 2014 at 10:49 am

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    Rachel Byrne
    June 20, 2014 at 10:34 am

    I signed up for the Classic Hostess blog newsletter. Thank you for thew giveaway! i can’t wait to make this sangria.

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    June 20, 2014 at 10:32 am

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    June 20, 2014 at 10:23 am

    Hi Sue,
    I followed classic hostess on both pinterest and Facebook. thanks for all the great recipes.

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    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    June 20, 2014 at 10:07 am

    Wow Sue – another amazing post, recipe and pictures! You rock! I liked Classic Hostess on Facebook. Thanks for the opportunity. Have a lovely weekend!

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    June 20, 2014 at 8:55 am

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    June 20, 2014 at 8:54 am

    I follow Classic Hostess on Pinterest.

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    June 20, 2014 at 8:53 am

    Love the sangria recipe . Makes me want to sit back and enjoy a drink. I liked them on Facebook

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    Cathy
    June 20, 2014 at 8:52 am

    your photos are stunning- the colors!

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    Amanda
    June 20, 2014 at 8:50 am

    I follow via pinterest :)

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    Matt Robinson
    June 20, 2014 at 8:43 am

    This looks like the PERFECT summer drink, love the basil in it. Beautiful pictures as always:)

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    June 20, 2014 at 8:27 am

    i follow on google+

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    Kate
    June 20, 2014 at 8:25 am

    Like, liked, love and commented!
    The giveaway, the facebook page, and your blog.
    Cheers, Sue.
    Have a great week-end

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    Ginny
    June 20, 2014 at 7:25 am

    Can’t wait to try this recipe. Liked Classic Hostess on Facebook, Pinterest and G+. Also following on Twitter.

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    June 20, 2014 at 7:21 am

    Forgot to add, I’ve liked Classic Hostess on Facebook and G+. ;)

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    Christina
    June 20, 2014 at 7:18 am

    What a wonderful post! I LOVE the peach sangria recipe and the Nantucket Vintage Glass beverage dispenser is fabulous and those photos could win a contest! Beautiful!

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    Eliane B.
    June 20, 2014 at 7:17 am

    This looks delicious and that dispenser is too cute! I liked Classic Hostess on Facebook – please enter me in the drawing!

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    Shawn Whelan
    June 20, 2014 at 7:17 am

    Hi,

    Thank you for the beautiful post today featuring your sangria recipe and the awesome glass jar from Classic Hostess. I love having friends and family over during the summer and am short anything like this to serve delicious beverages, such as the sangria recipe featured today.
    Please enter my name into the drawing :-) Thank you for all your work – I make use of it all the time!
    Shawn

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