| white nectarine & peach sangria

March 22, 2010

This recipe is party, with no pretensions. It’s chilled cheap booze. Refreshing and cooling, made with crisp, dry white wine, a splash of white rum for kick, lime, and white nectarines for a sweet tone against all that tart. The Movida cookbook by Frank Camorra and Richard Cornish has an excellent version of white sangria. They use white wine, white rum, Cointreau, pomegranate seeds, lemon, lime, soda and sprigs of mint. But they say that for sangria there is no real recipe, “It is based on what you have in the refrigerator at the time.”

We hosted our friend Lorelei’s 30th dinner last week on a night perfect for giant, icy jugs of sangria. The dinner party, where we were all dressed in our finest turned into a kitchen dance session that had all of us singing Empire State of Mind by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys until way too late for a school night. Yep, no pretensions.

White Nectarine & Peach Sangria

1 litre, dry white wine
200ml white rum
2 tbsp caster sugar
500ml soda
3 limes, juiced
4 white nectarines, sliced thinly into new moons
4 white peaches, sliced thinly into new moons

Cut the fruit into bite size pieces. Place them in a jug and scatter over the sugar. Add the Rum and macerate for as long as you have. This infuses the rum with a fruity taste. When ready to serve, add the ice, and then the white wine and soda. Finish with lime (run the lime around the rim of the glass if you like) and serve! Adjust any of these ingredients to taste! Decorate with a sprig of mint if you like.

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white nectarine & peach sangria: 2 comments

  1. Angela@spinachtiger Says:

    I came here via twitter. So happy to find this recipe as my introduction. I’m having a party tomorrow night and this will be a big hit.

  2. Nicholas Says:

    hey, just made this for nye – tasty, tasty.

    small mistake in your instructions –
    “when ready to serve, add the into small pieces, ice, and then the white wine and soda”.

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