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Sparkling Peach Sangria

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This sparkling peach sangria makes a refreshing party drink that is perfect for a summer party.  Plus it looks pretty in a clear dispenser.


Let’s be honest here. How cute is our drink dispenser? We seem so pretentious, I’m sure, with that monogrammed ish going on but I love that it’s so personalized. We got it as a housewarming gift from Jason’s brother & sister-in-law and never had a chance to really use it until now. Sure, I “tested” it by filling it up with water and seeing if the spout would work but I never put an actual drink in it til this past weekend when we threw a housewarming party.


First, can I give some party 101 etiquette in case you might’ve forgotten your manners – I highly doubt you have since we’re all very classy people here, but just in case, I want to throw some pointers out there so you don’t give the host of a party some kind of aneurysm.

If you’re invited to a party, you need to RSVP! How does the host know how much food to make if s/he doesn’t know how many are actually coming? If you need to cancel last minute, fine, but an hour before the event? That’s crappy. Unless you got some kinda flat tire or serious emergency, I’m not going to buy it. “We decided to go out of town last minute” is complete crap to me. Even if you did decide to go out of town last minute, I’m sure more than an hour’s notice was possible.


It just kinda sucks when you have to scrap the entire menu a few hours before because you find out like 3948573498 people decided to be poop-heads and not come.

ANYWAY! What makes it all better is having a nice refreshing drink out of your awesome monogrammed drink dispenser.

I might’ve made this drink WAY too strong. I didn’t test it before serving it to people, but everyone seemed to like it a lot and didn’t think it was strong (or was it cause they were seriously already drunk from that first sip?). The peach is a nice subtle flavor and the peach slices are awesome to have afterwards as a boozy treat ;)

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Sparkling Peach Sangria
Prep Time
4 hr
Total Time
4 hr
 
Servings: 15 -18
Ingredients
  • 6-8 peaches sliced
  • 2 bottles of Riesling
  • 1 bottle of Prosecco or sparkling wine
  • 1/2 bottle of peach vodka
Instructions
  1. Put everything except the prosecco/sparkling wine in a drink dispenser 4 hours prior to party and keep in the fridge until time to serve.
  2. Prior to serving, pour in the prosecco or sparkling wine, stir with wooden spoon and serve.

 

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Posted on August 22, 2012

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  1. 08/22/2012 at 7:24 am

    Totally agree. A few years back I was part of a great women’s social group and we had parties all the time. No issues. Then after a few years people became giant flakes. I think they assumed others would still show or that new boyfriends were more important. Parties or events would go from 15 people to 3 over the course of the day of the event. Terrible. We don’t bother getting together as a big group anymore, just in smaller groups of friends.

    Love the sangria and drink dispenser.

  2. 08/22/2012 at 7:34 am

    People have no manners anymore! It’s so true! Esp when it comes to RSVP. It makes me sad. Sorry you spent all that money on food & drinks!
    This sangria looks delicious!

  3. 08/22/2012 at 8:46 am

    LOVE your recipe! I make a sangria very similar to this that I absolutely love, but I will definitely be trying yours out before the summer ends. Maybe for Labor Day Wknd :)

  4. 08/22/2012 at 8:52 am

    I’m having my first experience with people not RSVP-ing right now. I’m planning a surprise party for the return of my husband and only one person has said she’s going to come and she said that the non-responsiveness from the others is normal. Nobody ever RSVPs… they just show up. So I have NO idea how much food to make! Very annoying. And what if 4 people show up for a surprise party? That’d be lame. So I thank you for your reminder to all the poopheads out there. :)

    I’ve never had sangria. It sounds interesting. I wanted to make a peach drink for the party, but yeah, what’s the point when you don’t know how many people are coming. Love the drink dispenser!

  5. 08/22/2012 at 8:59 am

    Totally agree with you – I remember chasing down RSVPs for our wedding, it drove me crazy! I love your drink dispenser, it’s such a fun thing to have :) The lighting in these photos is beautiful and the sangria sounds awesome!

  6. 08/22/2012 at 9:41 am

    Ugh, that’s a bummer. What’s wrong with people? An invitation, especially to ones home is special and should be considered very important. The drink is beautiful and I want that dispenser.

  7. 08/22/2012 at 10:06 am

    Boo on those poop-heads! That’s one of my top dislikes for party planning since, like you, I spend months in advance planning what I want to serve, and then all that money and time went down the drain. However, you DID have this amazingly beautiful drinky drank to sip on to forget about those party poopers, and I’m sure they’re regretting it now after seeing this. It looks awesome and I want a glass. No, I don’t care that it’s 7AM.

  8. 08/22/2012 at 10:11 am

    Just wait till the wedding invites go out and people don’t RSVP to those. You’ll want to punch them and call them more than “poopheads” then, believe me. ;)

  9. 08/22/2012 at 10:39 am

    Sounds delicious! And i hear ya on the RSVPs – we had the same issue with our wedding. Some people RSVPd yes, + never showed up, while some never RSVPd + showed up with extra people. Oh, well! I bet a couple glasses of this would make forget all about those bad RSVPers. =)

  10. 08/22/2012 at 10:51 am

    I love peach sangria and I LOVE LOVE LOVE that you used some sparkling wine in this as well. This looks so refreshing!

  11. 08/22/2012 at 10:56 am

    Love the monogrammed drink dispenser!! Completely agree about the RSVP. How about when invited to a wedding, RSVP by the date!! When someone emails you when you haven’t responded, email them back! Oh, and don’t bring a guest unless you told the bride and groom you were bringing one. Manners, people! I will definitely invite you to my next party- I know you’ll RSVP on time :)

  12. I do a ton of entertaining and it drives me absolutely crazy that people do not RSVP. I have started to harass people the week before to get an official yes or no – and I clearly state I need an RSVP on my invite (via text/email/mail what have you). Honestly, some people still don’t respond and it baffles me! It’s normally the people who don’t have the slightest idea about throwing a party ;)

    But I hope your housewarming was a smashing success, despite the lack of RSVPers!

    My sparkling peach sangria recipe is pretty similar to yours – I used a peach flavored sparkling wine for extra peachy flavor though! It might be one of my favorite recipes I’ve created for my blog this summer :) It’s sooo refreshing! I’m not sure what I’m going to do when peaches arent in season anymore!

  13. 08/22/2012 at 12:18 pm

    I can’t stand it when people don’t RSVP! So frustrating. When I planned E’s 1st birthday party I had to plan on between 20 and 50 people. Yeah that makes things easy, thanks a lot guys.

  14. 08/22/2012 at 1:23 pm

    Yeah, you’re right, I’m totes crushing on your drink dispenser. But I’m crushing on your sangria too! I love peaches this time of year…

  15. 08/22/2012 at 1:33 pm

    That stinks when people cancel with little to no notice, but on the plus side? MORE SANGRIA! Looks sooo refreshing Julie!

  16. 08/22/2012 at 1:47 pm

    I could go on and on about rsvp gripes or just party gripes in general. I haven’t gotten into sangria yet but I really want to. I want to love wine so much but haven’t found one yet for me. I love the dispenser though!!

  17. Oh, I HATE when people don’t RSVP! Seriously, why do I have to track you down to see if I can feed you? I could go on and on, but I will stop.
    Love the drink dispenser, at least you had copious amounts of sangria to cope with :)

  18. 08/22/2012 at 2:13 pm

    Wow, that is crap that people bailed last minute. So silly. But at least you had this sangria. It looks awesome :) And I do love the dispenser. So pretty

  19. 08/22/2012 at 2:51 pm

    I hear ya on the manners! I had folks over for a meeting once and put in an email exactly what I was cooking for dinner and for them to let me know if they had special dietary restrictions/nutrition needs. Didn’t hear a peep from anyone. So I buy all this food and half show up and say “Oh I already ate dinner” or “Oh I had a really big lunch, so I’m not hungry.” I was livid. Ate leftovers for days because I over bought on the food. I love your dispenser, especially the monogram! And strong drink? Sounds like I’ll love that, too!

  20. 08/22/2012 at 3:09 pm

    Ummmm, YES. I totally agree. It takes .2 seconds to let someone know what your biz is. Iz. What your biz iz.

    I want some.

  21. 08/22/2012 at 4:09 pm

    Oooh, definitely a pet peeve of mine! Don’t tell me you’re coming if you’re not – it’s not gonna hurt my feelings! Geez. People are so rude sometimes.

    I neeeeeed that dispenser. SO CUTE. And I love the Sangria. I bet it was delicious!

  22. 08/22/2012 at 5:08 pm

    Yeah I don’t know why people don’t RSVP. Frustrating, totally! I love the sangria, we have made it so much this summer!

  23. 08/22/2012 at 5:09 pm

    Sad Face. And those people suck, because I would drive across the state to go to a party at your house. And I might try to sneak that drink dispenser out of your house in my purse.

  24. 08/22/2012 at 9:37 pm

    You are so right, I am terribly jealous of your drink dispenser! And I love adding peaches to my bubbly and that’s why Bellinis are one of my absolute fav cocktails! This looks like it could go down dangerously easily!

  25. 08/22/2012 at 11:31 pm

    Dude I totally understand about the party etiquette. It’s so upsetting when people cancel last minute. Don’t they know the time, effort and money that goes into all this?!!!

    Anyway, this drink is so gorgeous man. And yes, I’m incredibly jealous of your drink dispenser!

  26. betsy
    08/26/2012 at 2:42 pm

    I,too, love your dispenser. when we have our annual get-together with friends from college and “now” friends, we make it a pot luck- we provide sloppy joes and drinks, they bring whatever. we don’t have to worry about how many will be there, and we all have fun!

  27. 08/26/2012 at 11:28 pm

    This looks wonderful! I’m putting a peach mimosa recipe up this week, but now that I’ve seen this post I’m not sure where my peach-and-alchohol loyalties lie anymore. Hah. Maybe girls night this week will have to have a “liquored-up-peaches” theme. Girls night or, you know…Tuesday…or whatever. But really: YUM.

  28. 08/27/2012 at 1:56 pm

    totally love the drink dispenser and the monogram is adorbs! peach sangria is calling my name on this hot day. Might have to make myself some after i garden today

  29. Coreyrn
    08/30/2012 at 8:08 pm

    I would have RSVP’d and come to your party. Congratulations on your new home and gorgeous drink dispenser. I’m so thristy now.

  30. Sarah Johnson
    09/10/2012 at 3:43 am

    When people do not RSVP or drop out at the last minute with a lame excuse, guess what, they are dropped off the invite list for any future parties. They were not real friends anyway if they have no consideration for your time and money so why waste time and effort on them. I can always make more friends.
    I love your Sangria recipe and the dispenser is truly worth borrowing and never returning! LOL That is another pet peeve we will discuss at another time.!!

  31. Kristina
    09/11/2012 at 12:11 pm

    The best idea I have seen yet was the invite to my friends rehearsal dinner from the soon to be mother-in-law. She simply put- call if you will NOT be attending otherwise I will assume you are coming. I thought that was a heinous idea! I would imagine you get a better response from the ones that can’t make it that way and it was nice not having to RSVP myself since I was going :) Oh and I think this recipe sounds amaaaaazing! Love sangria, love peaches, and love vodka :) Have you tried it with some frozen peaches as well to keep it chilled while sitting on a counter top?

  32. Kristina
    09/11/2012 at 12:13 pm

    I meant to say genius idea! Auto correct got me again!

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