Just in time for Thirsty Thursday, I bring you the best damn sangria recipe EVER. Literally, EVER. As you know, I love champagne – just in case you were wondering how much, please see the name of my blog 😉 – so I decided it was high time to create a signature Bubbles and Booyah cocktail before summer ended. Last night was the perfect opportunity to let the creative juices flow: I had friends over for a dinner party, where I made Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto over Zood-Noods and Spicy Tempeh.
It was the perfect summer evening: sunny, a little breezy, warm. I figured that a light, refreshing cocktail that featured some fresh, local produce would fit the bill and my menu perfectly. But I was torn: I really, really wanted sangria but I also really, really wanted a champagne cocktail. Then I thought, “What is stopping me from making sangria with champs?” Answer: NOTHING!
I combined fresh, perfectly ripe white peaches (they are in season!), lemon and Cointreau with a nice crisp Brut Champagne. The result was cocktail perfection. And the best part was eating those champagne soaked peaches out of the bottom of your glass. Without further ado:
Champagne & White Peach Sangria
- 1 750-mL bottle of Brut Champagne
- 1/4 cup of Triple Sec
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 3 – 4 white peaches, diced into cubes
Step One: Dice your peaches into small cubes, and put them at the bottom of your pitcher. Pour the freshly squeezed lemon juice and Triple Sec over the peaches.
Step Two: Add champagne and stir.
Step Three: Serve immediately over ice in a wine glass.
This is literally the easiest cocktail ever. SO simple, but tastes delicious and special, and looks so fancy! If you are making this for a crowd, I would double the recipe and pack the pitcher with ice to keep it perfectly chilled – we just split the pitcher between the three of us because…YOLO. There were tons of peaches leftover in the bottom of the pitcher, so you would probably only need 5 peaches for a double recipe (or I mean, you don’t have to attempt to pour the entire pitcher into three glasses like I did). It tastes best when it’s very chilled, so chilling your champagne before your guests arrive (or grabbing one out of the refrigerated section at the liquor store on your way home from work) and packing the glasses with ice is key.
I am a Brut Champagne snob, but you can in theory make this with Prosecco or Cava. 😉 😉 I’m sure it would be equally delicious!
Some additional ideas if you want to get fancy:
- Garnish glasses with a lemon slice
- Add lemon slices/wedges to float in the cocktail
- Garnish the glass with a twist of basil or mint
- Top glasses with sparkling water for a less boozy drink (more of a wine spritzer vibe)
Also to note: wearing an apron while making this cocktail is highly recommended: 😉
I hope that you guys enjoy this cocktail as much as we did! My friends gave it two thumbs up and agreed that the boozy peaches at the bottom of the glass was a stellar finish to the sangria. 😀 😀 😀
Happy Thirsty Thursday everyone! Cheers!
With warmth (minus your frosty bev),