Peach & strawberry sangria

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Sangria – an almost perfect summer drink. This “not too sweet” peach and strawberry version is best enjoyed outside in the sunshine. Given it is quite boozy, I highly recommend sharing with a few friends.

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Recipe

Type: Good for the Soul

Time: 10 minutes

Serves: 1 pitcher

Ingredients

1 bottle white wine
1 tall can of peach cider (Brickworks is my favourite)
1/4 cup of rye whiskey
1/4 cup triple sec
1 bottle of sparkling water
1 cup frozen peaches and strawberries
12 fresh mint leaves

 

Directions:

  1. Add rye whiskey and triple sec to large pitcher with mint leaves. Muddle mint leaves to release flavour, careful not to break leave apart (this can release bitter tasting chlorophyl).
  2. Add white wine, peach cider and frozen fruit. Top with sparkling water and ice.
  3. Leave in fridge 1 hour before serving (if you can) for a more flavourful drink.
  4. Garnish glasses with frozen fruit and a mint spring.

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– Magical Properties –

Having peaches with alcohol isn’t necessarily the best way to fuel your body, but why not add a nutritious kick when enjoying a drink with some friends. Peaches are a good source of vitamins A & C, while also providing only 60 calories per medium sized fruit. They are also a good source of potassium. Recent studies have shown diets high in potassium may be beneficial in lowering blood pressure and decreasing risk of stroke and osteoporosis.  Enjoy lots of fresh peaches this summer and don’t forget to freeze a few to try out this recipe.

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