Sparkling Peach Sangria

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I spend a lot of time talking about food, but rarely talk about my “other” life. During the day I work as a psychotherapist, seeing patients and helping them work towards a better quality of life. 

Sparkling Peach Sangria is the perfect summer cocktail recipe for your next party! Make a non-alcoholic and alcoholic version with fresh summer fruits. #sangriarecipe #sparklingsangria


Sparkling Peach Sangria is a refreshing cocktail recipe perfect for hot summer months. A white wine sangria featuring fresh fruit, lemonade, sparkling wine and mint leaves for the perfect girls night in drink!

I come home to my husband and immediately put on my other hat as a food writer and photographer. 

To say the very least, things are hectic. I essentially work two full time jobs, make sure to spend quality time with my friends, family and husband and am planning for the little bundle of joy.

Oh, and we try to fit in a good amount of travel.

Sparkling Peach Sangria is the perfect summer cocktail recipe for your next party! Make a non-alcoholic and alcoholic version with fresh summer fruits.

While I spend a lot of time prioritizing my tasks and managing my time, I always make time for ME. As a therapist, and just as a human being, I can’t stress enough how important it is to set aside time for yourself to refocus, reframe and decompress.

Self-care is non-negotiable. One of my favorite ways to take a “time-out” is by picking up a copy of InStyle at my local Safeway.

I’m a reader, not a skimmer, so my “me time” reading usually takes an hour or so, which means I need snacks and beverages!

Before settling down in my backyard, I grab a bowl of chips or pretzels and make my famous Sparkling Peach Sangria.

Fresh fruit soaked in refreshing lemonade and sparkling wine. However, since I have been pregnant, I replaced the sparkling wine with peach and strawberry flavored sparkling water. I get all the bubbles with none of the alcohol.

Sparkling Peach Sangria is the perfect summer cocktail recipe for your next party! Make a non-alcoholic and alcoholic version with fresh summer fruits.

Even during the winter months, I can pick up a copy of PEOPLE, InStyle, or Sunset, snuggle up on the couch and whip up a batch of my Red Wine Sangria, take a soak in a bubble bath or even tote it along to a pedicure.

No matter what the weather or time of year, this provides a little escape from my everyday life and stressors.

What are the benefits of self-care?

  • “Me time” helps prevent burnout. Our lives are busy and sometimes we forget to take a time out. It is only natural that we would burnout.
  • Self-care reduces stress. Stress is a fact of life, but taking even 5 minutes out of your daily routine to focus on something else can reduce stress in all others areas
  • Everyone needs to refocus and recharge. “Me time” helps us to refocus on the task at hand. If you are having trouble focusing, hit a writer’s block or just feel like you might scream, take a few minutes to enjoy an article about something totally unrelated.

The best part of reading as part of your self-care routine is that it can be done nearly anyplace and it is easy to tote around a copy of your favorite magazine in your purse, work bag or even diaper bag. 

Sparkling Peach Sangria is the perfect summer cocktail recipe for your next party! Make a non-alcoholic and alcoholic version with fresh summer fruits.

Another added bonus? Now you will have unlimited topics to chat about! Uncomfortable moment at a meeting? No problem… “Have you heard about this new XYZ?” Book club book wasn’t so interesting?

Gossip about the newest hot couples around town! Awkward moment with your mother-in-law? Ask her how she feels about the fall lipstick trends or return of clothes from her glory days. You will be stocked with unlimited topics and in “the know”.

White wine sangria in a pitcher

I’m also hoping it will keep me connected to the adult world after our little princess makes her debut!

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Tools for making white wine sangria: 

Large Pitcher– This is such a pretty cocktail, it would be a shame to cover it up in a colored pitcher. Use glass!

Strawberry Huller– I never thought I needed one until I got one. Now I can’t love without it. 

Sparkling Peach Sangria is the perfect summer cocktail recipe for your next party! Make a non-alcoholic and alcoholic version with fresh summer fruits. #sangriarecipe #sparklingsangria

Questions you might have about how to make sparkling sangria: 

Can I make sangria without alcohol or wine? Sure! It isn’t really sangria, then it is just more of a sparkling mocktail with fruit, but it can be done. Simply omit the wine and add a sparkling water. You can use a plain flavor or a fruity flavor to complement the fruits you add. 

What fruit can I add to easy white sangria? Any fruit you desire! My favorites here are obviously fresh peaches, since it is a peach sangria, but blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries and other summer fruits are also great! 

Can I use frozen fruit in my sangria recipe? Usually I am all for frozen fruit, but when thawed it can lose its texture and body. For this recipe, I would suggest using fresh fruit and leaving the frozen fruit for smoothies. 

Can I make white wine sangria ahead of time? You can make it up to an hour before serving, but like any carbonated drink, it will lose its bubbles if prepared too far in advance. 

What is the difference between champagne, sparkling wine and white wine? In most recipe, such as this one, they can all be used interchangeably. 

Champange is a sparkling white wine that comes from the champagne region of France. In order to be considered champagne, it must come from this region, however many people refer to any sparkling white as champagne. 

Sparkling wine is any wine, white or red, with carbonation. Champagne is a sparkling wine, but not all sparkling wines are champagne. 

White wine is wine made from white grapes. It typically does not have carbonation or bubbles. 

What kind of peaches should I use? Yellow peaches, white peaches and even nectarines make for a good easy sangria recipe. You can use any flavor of peach you’d like and even a blend. I would shy away from using frozen peaches. 

What other flavors can I add? Try adding a little peach schnapps, orange liqueur or any other fruit liquor like triple sec. 

Do you suggest a specific type of white wine? Nope- your choice. I like a dry sparkling wine, but if I am going sans the bubbles, a dry white wine, sauvignon blanc or pinot grigio are good bets. 

Can I make my own simple syrup? Sure you can. Mix 1 cup sugar with 1 cup water in a heavy bottom saucepan over low heat. Stir until all sugar has dissolved. Remove and allow to cool before using. 

Learn more about wine 101 or how to pair wines– cheat sheets for those of us who are not wine experts, but want a few fun party tricks and wine facts. 

Sparkling white wine sangria in a glass pitcher
Overhead view of Sparkling Peach Sangria

Sparkling Peach Sangria

5 from 2 votes
Sparkling Peach Sangria is a refreshing cocktail recipe perfect for hot summer months. Fresh fruit with lemonade, sparkling wine and mint leaves is the perfect girls night in drink! 
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6



  • Combine lemonade, sparkling wine (or sparking water) and simple syrup in a pitcher, stirring well.
  • Add fruit and mint leaves, filling to the top with ice.
  • Serve immediately.
  • If you’ve tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 



Instead of sparkling wine, substitute 3 cups of sparkling water. Even try some fun flavors like strawberry, lemon or lime!


Calories: 241 kcal, Carbohydrates: 47 g, Protein: 1 g, Sodium: 33 mg, Potassium: 282 mg, Fiber: 2 g, Sugar: 43 g, Vitamin A: 255 IU, Vitamin C: 11.6 mg, Calcium: 27 mg, Iron: 1.9 mg
Author: Jessica Formicola
Calories: 241
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: peach sangria, sangria recipe, sparkling sangria
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Jessica Formicola

Jessica the mom, wife and chef behind Savory Experiments. You might see her on the Emmy- nominated TV show Plate It! or on bookshelves as a cookbook author. Jessica is a Le Cordon Bleu certified recipe developer and regularly contributed to Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal and more!

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  1. I usually grab InStyle as I love fashion and reading about the latest trends! I agree that “me time” is so important – I forget to make time for it sometimes, but I think it’s very healthy. Love this sangria and it would be perfect on this hot summer day!

  2. I like to read Real Simple because it has a lot of information for women of all ages, easy recipes, fashion ideas, décor ideas, and real stories from women.

  3. i like reading people i like to see whats going on and i love southern living im from the south and i like to see the designs well there photos of houses and living rooms

  4. Southern Living is my favorite print magazine. I love the beautiful homes and I get great room ideas for decorating. I also enjoy finding new recipes and reading about life in the south, my first home.