Poolside afternoons in the heat of summer are just begging for a fresh, fruity cocktail–ice-cold with just a hint of fragrant sweetness. I usually revert to a pitcher of margaritas or mojitos, but lately I’ve been thinking a lot about sangria; a recipe for Peach Muscadine Sangria to be exact.
I’ll admit it: Sangria is not an especially Cajun recipe, Creole, or even a Southern thing. Maybe the south coast of Spain, but not here in Acadiana. And, for the most part, the sangrias I’ve sampled in my travels have been ruby red wine infused with lots of sugar, not a combination I personally enjoy. But, I have a bottle of Jeff Landry’s peach muscadine wine hidden in the back of my wine rack that is just begging to come out of hiding for a refreshing Peach Muscadine Sangria.
Landry Vineyards located in West Monroe, Louisiana is one of the few wineries in Louisiana. They grow a variety of grapes including the white muscadines. This particular blend is peach forward with a muscadine finish that results in an all-white semi-sweet wine that is perfect for my sangria wine cocktail.
Actually cocktails made with wine are all the rage these days. Winetails they call them. And hey, I’ve never been one to be shy to jump on the bandwagon. With fresh peaches and a bunch of mint in hand, it’s time to wine down with a glass of Peach Muscadine Sangria.
Prosecco, the Italian sparkling white wine, elevates this mix even further. And the other crucial ingredient in this Peach Muscadine Sangria is a white peach-flavored liqueur called Peche. I stumbled on Peche for another recipe and with a half bottle left over, it’s going in the pitcher.
Cool off with this fresh and light winetail, and be sure to tell me how you like this Peach Muscadine Sangria.
- 1 (750 ml) bottle Landry Vineyards Peach Muscadine wine or semi-sweet white wine
- 1 (750 ml) bottle Italian Prosecco or sparkling white wine
- 1 cup Peche white peach liqueur
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 2 limes, thinly sliced
- 3 peaches, sliced into wedges
- 1 bunch of mint
- In a large pitcher, add the muscadine wine and the sparkling wine along with the peach liqueur. Add the lime juice and stir. Place a few of the lime slices, peach wedges and mint leaves in the pitcher and reserves a portion of garnish. To serve, fill a glass with ice and pour the sangria. Garnish with a sprig of mint, a lime slice and a wedge of peach.
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