Longhorn Peach Sangria: The Perfect Summer Cocktail Recipe

  • By: Michael Barnes
  • Time to read: 8 min.

Longhorn Peach Sangria is a refreshing and fruity cocktail that is perfect for summer gatherings or any occasion where you want to impress your guests with a delicious and visually appealing drink.

Upon first sight, the vibrant colors of the peaches, berries, and citrus slices immediately caught my eye, giving the drink a visually appealing and summery aesthetic.

I was struck by the perfectly balanced flavors of the red wine, brandy, and orange liqueur, which were perfectly complemented by the sweet and fruity notes of the peach nectar and fresh fruit. The addition of the cinnamon, cloves, and star anise added a subtle but noticeable depth of flavor that really elevated the overall taste of the drink.

In terms of aroma, the Longhorn Peach Sangria was a true delight, with the sweet and fruity scents of the peaches, berries, and citrus fruits wafting up to my nose as I took each sip.

Overall, I was extremely impressed with the Longhorn Peach Sangria and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a refreshing and deliciously fruity cocktail to enjoy on a warm summer day. Whether served at a backyard BBQ or a fancy dinner party, this sangria is sure to be a hit with all of your guests.

Longhorn Peach Sangria

Longhorn Peach Sangria Ingredients

IngredientDescription
Red wineThe base of the sangria, red wine provides a rich and full-bodied flavor and a deep red color to the drink. A wine with strong tannins, such as Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot, will work well in this recipe.
BrandyA spirit made from distilled wine, brandy adds a smooth and slightly sweet flavor to the sangria. It also helps to boost the alcohol content of the drink.
Orange liqueurA type of spirit made from oranges and other citrus fruits, orange liqueur adds a bright and citrusy flavor to the sangria. Cointreau or Grand Marnier are popular choices for this recipe.
Simple syrupA mixture of equal parts sugar and water that has been heated until the sugar has dissolved, simple syrup helps to sweeten the sangria and balance out the tartness of the fruit.
Peach nectarA thick, sweet liquid made from pureed peaches, peach nectar adds a distinct peach flavor and a touch of sweetness to the sangria.
PeachesThinly sliced peaches add a sweet and juicy flavor to the sangria, as well as a beautiful pop of color.
OrangeThinly sliced orange adds a refreshing citrus flavor and a splash of bright color to the sangria.
LemonThinly sliced lemon adds a tart and acidic flavor to the sangria, as well as a touch of brightness.
BlueberriesFresh blueberries add a sweet and slightly tart flavor to the sangria, as well as a vibrant purple color.
RaspberriesFresh raspberries add a sweet and slightly tart flavor to the sangria, as well as a beautiful red color.
BlackberriesFresh blackberries add a sweet and slightly tart flavor to the sangria, as well as a deep purple color.
Cinnamon stickA single cinnamon stick adds a warm and spicy flavor to the sangria.
ClovesA couple of cloves add a warm and slightly sweet flavor to the sangria.
Star aniseA single star anise adds a sweet and slightly licorice-like flavor to the sangria.

What you will need to make Longhorn Peach Sangria

EquipmentDescription
Large pitcher or punch bowlA large pitcher or punch bowl is needed to mix and store the sangria. Make sure it is large enough to hold all of the ingredients.
Measuring cupsMeasuring cups are needed to accurately measure out the ingredients for the sangria.
Cutting boardA cutting board is needed to slice the fruit for the sangria.
KnifeA knife is needed to slice the fruit for the sangria.
Stirring spoonA stirring spoon is needed to mix the ingredients together in the pitcher or punch bowl.
GlassesGlasses are needed to serve the sangria. You will need enough glasses to serve all of your guests.

Optional equipment

EquipmentDescription
Ice bucketAn ice bucket is optional but can be helpful for keeping the sangria chilled if you are serving it over ice.
Ice cubesIce cubes are optional but can be added to the glasses before serving if you prefer your sangria chilled.
GarnishesGarnishes, such as additional slices of fruit or berries, are optional but can add a decorative touch and additional flavor to the sangria.

Instructions on how to make Longhorn Peach Sangria

To make Longhorn Peach Sangria, follow these simple steps:

  1. In a large pitcher or punch bowl, combine the following ingredients:
    • 1 bottle of red wine (such as Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot)
    • 1 cup brandy
    • 1/2 cup orange liqueur (such as Cointreau or Grand Marnier)
    • 1/2 cup simple syrup
    • 1/2 cup peach nectar
    • 2 peaches, sliced
    • 1 orange, sliced
    • 1 lemon, sliced
    • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
    • 1/2 cup fresh raspberries
    • 1/2 cup fresh blackberries
    • 1 cinnamon stick
    • 2 cloves
    • 1 star anise Stir to combine all of the ingredients.
  2. Cover the pitcher or punch bowl and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight to allow the flavors to meld.
  3. When ready to serve, remove the spices (cinnamon stick, cloves, and star anise) and discard. Fill glasses with ice, if desired, and pour the sangria over the ice.
  4. Garnish each glass with a slice of peach or a few berries, if desired.
  5. Serve and enjoy!
Longhorn Peach Sangria

The perfect way to serve Longhorn Peach Sangria

Here are some tips for serving Longhorn Peach Sangria:

  1. Chill the sangria in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight before serving. This will help to ensure that the drink is cold and refreshing.
  2. If you prefer your sangria served over ice, fill each glass with ice before pouring the sangria over it.
  3. Garnish each glass with a slice of peach or a few berries for a pop of color and additional flavor.
  4. Serve the sangria in a large pitcher or punch bowl, making it easy for guests to refill their glasses.
  5. Consider adding a few additional slices of fruit, such as lemon or orange, to the pitcher or punch bowl for a decorative touch.
  6. If serving the sangria at a party, make sure to have enough glasses on hand to accommodate all of your guests.
  7. Consider serving the sangria with a selection of snacks or appetizers to make it a more complete and satisfying experience.

Overall, the key to serving Longhorn Peach Sangria is to present it in a visually appealing way and make it easy for guests to enjoy. With a little bit of planning and attention to detail, you can create a memorable and enjoyable experience for all of your guests. Be sure to check out my Longhorn Margarita recipe.

FAQ

Can I use white wine instead of red wine in this recipe?

While red wine is traditionally used in sangria recipes, you can technically use white wine if that is your preference. However, keep in mind that white wine will not provide the same depth of flavor or color as red wine, so the finished product may be slightly less bold and vibrant.

Can I use fresh peaches instead of peach nectar in this recipe?

Yes, you can use fresh peaches instead of peach nectar in this recipe. Simply peel and dice the peaches and add them to the pitcher or punch bowl along with the other ingredients.

Can I make this recipe in advance?

Yes, you can definitely make this recipe in advance. In fact, it is recommended to refrigerate the sangria for at least 2 hours or overnight to allow the flavors to meld. This will give the drink more depth and complexity.

Can I make this recipe non-alcoholic?

To make a non-alcoholic version of this recipe, simply omit the red wine, brandy, and orange liqueur and increase the amount of peach nectar or add additional fruit juice to taste. You can also omit the simple syrup if desired, or use a non-alcoholic sweetener such as honey or agave syrup.

Can I make a larger or smaller batch of this recipe?

Yes, you can easily adjust the size of this recipe to suit your needs. Simply adjust the proportions of the ingredients accordingly. Keep in mind that the recipe as written will yield a medium to large batch of sangria, enough to serve approximately 8-10 people.

Longhorn Peach Sangria: The Perfect Summer Cocktail Recipe
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Longhorn Peach Sangria Recipe

Longhorn Peach Sangria is a refreshing and fruity cocktail made with red wine, brandy, orange liqueur, peach nectar, and a variety of fresh fruit. This delicious drink is perfect for summer gatherings or any occasion where you want to impress your guests with a visually appealing and deliciously flavored drink.
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: berries, peaches, oranges, lemon, red winde, brandy, liquer, syrup
Servings: 1
Calories: 150kcal
Author: Michael Barnes
Cost: $5

Equipment

  • 1 Large pitcher or punch bowl
  • 1 Measuring cups
  • 1 Cutting board
  • 1 Knife
  • 1 Stirring spoon
  • 1 Glasses (optional)

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle red wine (such as Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot)
  • 1 cup brandy
  • ½ cup orange liqueur
  • ½ cup simple syrup
  • ½ cup peach nectar (about 6 lemon)
  • 2 peaches sliced
  • 1 orange sliced
  • 1 lemon sliced
  • ½ cup fresh blueberries
  • ½ cup fresh raspberries
  • ½ cup fresh blackberries
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 star anise

Instructions

  • In a large pitcher or punch bowl, combine the red wine, brandy, orange liqueur, simple syrup, and peach nectar. Stir to combine.
  • Add the sliced peaches, orange, lemon, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries to the pitcher or punch bowl.
  • Cover and refrigerate the sangria for at least 2 hours or overnight to allow the flavors to meld.
  • When ready to serve, remove the spices and discard. Fill glasses with ice and pour the sangria over the ice.
  • Garnish each glass with a slice of peach or a few berries, if desired.

Notes

  • For the best results, use a red wine with strong tannins, such as Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot. These wines will provide a rich and full-bodied flavor to the sangria.
  • If you prefer a sweeter sangria, you can increase the amount of simple syrup used in the recipe. Alternatively, you can use a sweeter fruit juice or liqueur in place of the peach nectar or orange liqueur.
  • If you prefer your sangria served over ice, make sure to add enough ice to the glasses to keep the drink chilled. Alternatively, you can serve the sangria in a large pitcher or punch bowl and let guests add ice to their own glasses as desired.
  • You can adjust the proportion of ingredients in this recipe to suit your tastes. For example, if you prefer a more citrusy flavor, you can increase the amount of orange liqueur used.
  • To make a non-alcoholic version of this recipe, simply omit the red wine, brandy, and orange liqueur and increase the amount of peach nectar or add additional fruit juice to taste. You can also omit the simple syrup if desired, or use a non-alcoholic sweetener such as honey or agave syrup.
  • For a decorative touch, consider garnishing each glass with a slice of fruit or a few berries before serving. This will add a pop of color and additional flavor to the sangria.

Nutrition

Calories: 150kcal

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