Spicy Peach and Basil Sangria

August 5, 2017Sasha Rumage
Tattooed Martha - Spicy Peach and Basil Sangria

Tattooed Martha - Spicy Peach and Basil Sangria

Sangria is one of my favorite go-to drinks to make for a party.. or sometimes just for myself! I love creating new variations of it using spices, herbs, and fruits that are in season at the time. With this last month of summer being so ridiculously hot and humid, I wanted to make something that was light, refreshing, and embodied some of my favorite summer flavors.

I kept it simple with crisp white wine, a little heat from a freshly picked Serrano pepper out of the garden, and the subtle and sweet blend of white peaches and basil. The flavors all infuse together to create a deliciously fresh summer sangria that’s perfect to sip and cool down with in these last few weeks of the season.

(makes 6-8 glasses)


3 white peaches, peeled, pitted, and sliced into wedges

3/4 cup basil leaves (I used a mix of purple and green)

1/2 of a Serrano pepper

2 Tbs honey

1/2 cup spiced rum or bourbon

1 (750ml) bottle of white wine (Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio)

Champagne or club soda (optional)

In a large pitcher combine all of the ingredients except for the champagne or club soda.

Tattooed Martha - Spicy Peach and Basil Sangria

Muddle the basil leaves and pepper half with a wooden spoon to release their flavors and stir together. Make sure peaches are submerged under the liquid, cover the pitcher, and refrigerate for 24 hours. Taste test after 8 to 12 hours and remove pepper half if the sangria is getting too spicy for you.

Tattooed Martha - Spicy Peach and Basil Sangria

Add a few of the peach wedges to wine glasses (eating the fruit at the end is the best part!) and strain sangria into the glasses filling about 2/3 of the way full. Finish filling the glasses with champagne or club soda to add some more crispness and a little bubbly. Garnish with a fresh basil leaf and serve right away.

Tattooed Martha - Spicy Peach and Basil Sangria Tattooed Martha - Spicy Peach and Basil Sangria

Enjoy responsibly!

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