Thirsty Thursday – Strawberry and Peach Sangria


1 750-ml bottle dry white wine
1 1/2 cups Essensia (orange Muscat, a sweet dessert wine)
1 1/2 cups sliced strawberries
1 cup peach liqueur
3 peaches, each cut into 12 slices
1 large orange, cut crosswise into 6 slices
1 large lemon, cut crosswise into 6 slices
1/4 cup strawberry syrup* (optional but so good!)
3 to 4 cups ice cubes


Mix white wine, Essensia, strawberries, peach liquor, peaches, orange slices, lemon slices, and strawberry syrup in large pitcher, smashing citrus slices slightly. Let stand at room temperature at least 2 hours or chill up to 4 hours. Serve sangria over ice.  8 Servings.


*Strawberry syrup can be found near the maple syrup at some supermarkets and specialty food stores.



  1. That looks really yummy!!! I'll hav to try this recipe for sure!

    LOVE your blog!! Really enjoyed poking around here again!

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  2. This sounds really good. I'm all about the sweet drinks! What would you have this with food wise?

  3. Patty says:

    Hi Kasondra (pretty name)!

    Anytime I serve Sangria it is usually with hot and spicy, Southwestern-style foods. The sweetness of the drink mixes well with the heat of the recipes as opposed to serving it with anything more delicate in flavor. Just my personal choice.

    Thanks for visiting!

  4. Jordan says:

    Yum! I can totally drink this for breakfast, right? I mean, look at it, it's screaming breakfast.

    • Patty says:

      lol Jordan!!

      I love when you like my drink recipes for Breakfast! Couldn't agree with you more; all the necessary nutrients in a glass. Go for it!

      Have been very busy shuffling work, visiting family and all the prep for the wedding party we just had so I've had a hard time keeping up with posting. Thank you for missing me, g/f!!

  5. This sound so good. My husband is not much of a drinker but sangria is his drink of choice, I will have to give this recipe a try.

    • Patty says:

      Summertime and Sangria, to me, are a perfect fit, Elena!

      I'm mixing-up a major batch of this for a week-end gathering.

      Hope you enjoy as well!

  6. Katie says:

    PATTY! I've missed you! And you're back with my favorite drink EVER. Sangria is yum…and this version sounds delicious. 🙂

    • Patty says:

      I've missed me, too, Katie!

      With my oldest Daughter and two Grandsons visiting, on top of our recent wedding bash for our Son, I've been going in twelve, even twenty, different directions…at once. I try to catch up with everyone's blogs here at work but even that gets in the way, lol.

      Next, I have to come up with something creative for my guest post over at Kelli's place.

      If I don't show up anywhere, send out a search party….tyvm

  7. Ok, why is your blog not showing up in my reader?!?! Grrrrr! Anyways will have to remedy that. Hope you are doing fabulous, Patty! Have missed you around 🙂

    • Patty says:

      TGN….if it wasn't for Bloglovin, I wouldn't know a quarter of what people are posting. This is the only thing about WP that I don't like, not having a reader which shows the latest posts on my page. That's something I will have to research and remedy.

      Thanks for missing me; keep checking milk cartons in case I disappear again….

  8. Sarah says:

    Mmm. Totally going to try this tomorrow – Sounds and looks sooo delicious for the summer!

  9. Lindsay says:

    Hey there. I am stopping by from Critique Me at FTLOB. I am by no means a pro blogger, so I am not sure how valuable my critique will actually be to you, but here goes. Well, there was not much to critique here, the layout is organized, you have an about me page (so crucial), your posts are organized with a great balance of pictures and text, your writing style seems consistent and is very poetic. The only suggestions I have would be to move the comment button to the bottom of the post, rather than the top, just because it is more convenient for commenters, and to maybe add a popular posts section to your home page, to point new readers in the right direction when visiting your site. I hope my 'critique' was helpful! PS: That strawberry and peach sangria looks amazing….can't wait to try it out!

  10. Patty says:

    Lindsay….Thank you!!

    Seriously, I do appreciate your feedback! I migrated over to WordPress a few weeks back having had it with Blogger and its melt-downs! Will admit that it has taken some getting-used-to here in my new blog-digs and I'm always looking for ways to tweak it, here and there.

    What I miss the most is a comprehensive reader which lets me see all the latest posts from my favs…haven't been able to incorporate anything as of yet but I'm researching it!

    And, that Sangria? Made it yesterday for a barbeque and it was fabulous! Pretty darn potent and well-served over a lot of ice; the fruit slices were delicious!

    Again, thank you for your comments!

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