Sunday, September 16, 2012

White Zinfandel and Peach Sangria

1 bottle white zinfandel
20 oz lemon lime soda
3 whole peaches or a small bag of frozen peaches
1/3 cup simple syrup (recipe follows)

Simple Syrup:
1/3 cup white sugar
1/3 cup water
mint, orange peel, vanilla bean, basil, etc. (optional)

In a small sauce pan heat the water and the sugar together on medium heat stirring occasionally.  At this point you can flavor your simple syrup with anything you would like such as crushed mint or basil leaves, orange, lemon, or lime peels, or vanilla beans.  I didn't add anything to mine today, but mint and vanilla go very well with peaches.  Let it simmer until sugar has completely dissolved.  Allow it to cool before using.

In a large pitcher pour the white zinfandel and the lemon lime soda and stir.  I used frozen peaches because they are like ice cubes in the beverage.  Once the simple syrup has cooled, pour it into the mixture and stir until combined.  Allow to sit in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours before serving.

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