Ever wished to capture the essence of summer in a glass? Behold a sparkling dance of fruits for your senses!
Ah, amici! As the Italian sun warms our lands and the sweet scent of blossoming fruits fills the air, I bring forth a concoction that has traveled through generations – The Berry Peach Sparkling Sangria.
In the heart of Italy, as the sun dips below the horizon, you’ll often find friends laughing, clinking glasses, and sipping sangrias under vine-covered pergolas. Every trip I make back and forth to Italy, where our families live, I learn more and more, and these cocktails, brimming with flavor and memories, are more than just a drink; they’re a celebration of moments from our trips with our families who live in Italy.
Sangrias are the canvas of the cocktail world, fabulously versatile and delightfully drinker-friendly and this one is a summer refresher cocktail you’ll want to sample. Whether you’re a seasoned mixologist or just looking for a summer sip, this Berry Peach Sparkling Sangria is bound to be your next favorite.
As an added bonus, our recipe shares itself as a non-alcoholic version, but no worries, I’ve also written it the way we drink this, with WINE, cheers! DANA XO
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Why You’ll Love This Summer Refresher Drink
This is one of my go-to recipes for the summer because peaches and berries are at their best, and when we have too many or see them on sale, this is the drink to use them with.
And please eat the berries and the peaches; you will definitely feel your feet leave the ground; ROLF! Or you could give it to the most unpleasant person at the party and tell them to try the fruit; it might take the edge off (just kidding, or am I? )
- A dance of fruits in every sip.
- The perfect balance of sweetness and sparkle.
- Versatile for adult-only modifications.
- Easy to find ingredients
- Fast to make for any party
- It doesn’t require any fancy mixologist skills
- Inexpensive cocktail compared to many
Kitchen Essentials Needed for Summer Refresher Drink:
- Large pitcher.
- Wooden muddling spoon.
- Ice trays.
- Serving glasses.
Ingredients Needed for Your Berry Peach Sparkling Sangria
- Unsweetened grape juice
- Fresh orange juice
- Cinnamon sticks
- Sparkling water or club soda
Other Spice Options Instead of Cinnamon
- Star Anise for a subtle licorice touch.
- Fresh mint leaves for coolness.
- Crushed black pepper for a daring twist.
Can I Use Flavored Waters?
Other Substitutions to Consider: Certainly! Infused waters like rose, cucumber, or lemon can be a delightful swap. Additionally, you can replace grape juice with cranberry or pomegranate juice for a unique twist.
How to Make Berry Peach Sparkling Sangria
Muddle the summer fruits, blend in the juices, and chill before dancing with bubbles. Bella! Your Summer Refresher is ready!
What to Serve with the Summer Refresher Drink
A plate of cheese, olives, bruschetta, or fresh Caprese salad complements beautifully! But we have more ideas, so here we go!
Perfect Pairings to Accompany Your Sangria
Easy to make, delicious to eat, and pairs perfectly with your berry peach sparkling sangria!
- Olive tapenade on crostini
- Prosciutto-wrapped melon
- Caprese skewers
- Mini bruschetta bites
- Garlic Shrimp
- Italian cheese board
- Grilled vegetables with balsamic glaze
- Sundried tomato and goat cheese flatbread
- Figs stuffed with blue cheese
- Spinach and ricotta stuffed mushrooms
Substitutions and Additions
As I stated at the beginning, this is such a versatile Sangria there are almost no options that won’t work, so you can use what you have and change up the flavor; keep the alcohol-to-juice ratio on par.
- Swap grape juice with dry red wine.
- Use lime slices for a tangy twist.
- Raspberries for added sweetness.
Cocktails: Pitchers and Presentation Matter
It’s not always about the cocktail but how the drink is presented, so knock this out of the park, from simple to sophisticated, whatever you prefer!
- Large dispensers with taps: Perfect for garden parties and keeping the sangria chilled.
- Mason jars: A rustic and chic choice.
- Stemless wine glasses: Elegance in simplicity.
- Red cups: For a casual, laid-back vibe.
How to Reheat & Store Berry Peach Sparkling Sangria
Best Way to Store Summer Refresher Drink Leftover
First, it’s doubtful you’ll have leftovers, but if you do, seal the extra berry peach sparkling sangria in a glass container to preserve freshness.
How Long Will Berry Peach Sparkling Sangria Last in the Fridge
Up to 2 days without losing its sparkle.
Can I Freeze Summer Refresher Drink
It is not recommended, as it’ll lose effervescence.
How to Reheat Summer Refresher Drink
No reheating is required. Simply serve chilled!
Summer Refresher Drink FAQs
Can I add other fruits?
Absolutely! Feel free to add fruits of your liking.
Is there a non-fruity variant?
This drink shines with fruits, but you can skip any if preferred.
- ½ c. blueberries
- 1 c. strawberries, sliced
- 1 large orange, sliced*
- 1 medium ripe peach, sliced
- 2 c. unsweetened grape juice (2 C Any Red Wine We Love Berry Blend)
- 1 c. freshly squeezed orange juice
- 2 cinnamon sticks, optional
- 2 c. sparkling water or club soda
- Ice, to serve
- *Reserve one orange slice and cut into 4 or 6 small wedges for garnish
- Add the fruit to a large pitcher and gently muddle with a large wooden spoon to release the juices.
- Add the grape juice,(WINE) orange juice, and cinnamon sticks.
- Place the pitcher in the refrigerator to chill for at least 4 hours.
- To serve, fill individual serving glasses with ice and add sparkling water until half full.
Top off with the chilled sangria and fruit, and give a quick stir to combine.
Garnish each glass with an orange wedge before serving. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 113Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 7mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 2gSugar: 23gProtein: 1g
DanaVento.Com is not a dietician or nutritionist; any nutritional information shared is simply an estimate. Use a nutritional calculator if you need exact estimates of nutrition, and note that the brands you use in your recipe may differ slightly or significantly from those brands of items you use, creating a variance in nutritional content.
La Fine Dolce
And there we have it! A beautiful symphony of summer fruits waiting to delight your senses. As we say in Italy – Salute e Amore!~Dana XO