Thursday, July 29, 2010

craving this

How good does this look!? Thanks to Rachel over at Heart of Light

Pretty sure this just inspired me to have a little mini party this weekend! Maybe set up our fire pit that has just been sitting there for the last year...

Summer sangria (makes about 8 drinks)

1 cup loosely packed basil and mint leaves
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup lemon juice
3 cups good quality peach juice (TJs has a nice one)
1 (750 ml) bottle dry white wine (I used sauvignon blanc)
1 liter of sparkling water, if desired

:: Place herbs in a small saucepan and add the sugar and lemon juice. Smash the leaves with the back of a spoon, until they're a bit bruised.
:: Add about half of the peach juice and heat the mixture over medium heat. Bring just to a simmer and then turn off the heat. Allow the mixture to stand for five minutes or so.
:: Pour the mixture through a mesh sieve and into a heatproof pitcher. Add the remaining peach juice and the wine.
:: Chill at least one hour or overnight. Serve with sparkling water to taste (we filled each glass 1/4 full with sparkling water and then added sangria) and garnish with herb sprigs or peach slices, as desired.


  1. yumm! that sounds soo good! will definitely have to keep this in mind for our next summer gathering! we need to put our fire pit to use too!

  2. can i just say, i love the wedding picture over on the sidebar. so cute!

  3. this sounds delightful! we're going up to a cabin this weekend, and i think this would be the perfect summer drink...

  4. anything drink in the color orange looks fantastic to me! I'm a sucker for all things citrus!

  5. Yummm it looks great for summer! :) So fresh and lovely and cool to drink .

  6. This is what I am talking about - this is absolutely delish "looking" and you have all the great ingredients!!! Love your blog and I am your newest follower!!1


  7. Looks delicious and the color of it just makes me smile!!

  8. Olivia, this look incredible!! I've decided to make it for a BBQ tomorrow night. :-) Hope you're doing well. - Kirstie


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