A Great Summer Sangria

We had a gathering of neighbors a few nights ago and I wanted a good summer drink to offer. I inherited a love of sangria from my mother. It’s the perfect summer drink – light and fruity and sweet.

Try this peach sangria with watermelon ice cubes for your next summer gathering!

Peach Sangria with Watermelon Ice Cubes


  • 1/4 c water
  • 1/4 c sugar
  • Bottle of rose
  • Bottle of Sauvignon Blanc
  • 1/3 c peach schnapps
  • 3 peaches, sliced thinly
  • 1/4 watermelon, balled or cubed
  • Mint leaves, for garnish


  1. Make your simple syrup by heating the sugar and water in a small pan, stirring regularly until the sugar is dissolved and the syrup thickens slightly. Remove from heat and set aside.
  2. Mix the wines and schnapps in a large pitcher. Stir in the simple syrup and peaches. Put in the fridge to cook for several hours.
  3. Lay out your watermelon cubes or balls on a cookie sheet and set in the freezer for several hours to freeze.
  4. When ready to serve, add a few watermelon cubes to your glass, top with sangria and a few mint leaves. Enjoy!

I set mine up like a little station, with directions on how to mix up your own drink.

I highly recommend it! What’s your favorite summer cocktail?

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