Sparkling Peach Sangria

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of PEOPLE®, InStyle®, and Sunset®. The opinions and text are all mine. 

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

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. 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.

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

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

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Sparkling Peach Sangria is the perfect summer cocktail recipe for your next party! Make a non-alcoholic and alcoholic version with fresh summer fruits.
Sparkling Peach Sangria and Me Time
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 
Sparkling Peach Sangria is the perfect summer cocktail recipe for your next party! Make a non-alcoholic and alcoholic version with fresh summer fruits.
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Author: Jessica at Savory Experiments
Ingredients
  • 2 peaches cut into slices
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 3 cups lemonade
  • 1 bottle sparkling wine *see note for non-alcoholic option
  • 1/2 cup Simple Syrup
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves
Instructions
  1. Combine lemonade, sparkling wine (or sparking water) and simple syrup in a pitcher, stirring well.
  2. Add fruit and mint leaves, filling to the top with ice.
  3. Serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

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

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Which magazine do you like to read while enjoying some “Me Time”; PEOPLE, InStyle, Style Watch®, Real Simple®, Sunset, or Southern Living®? Why?

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Comments

Natasha

I love to read Real Simple Magazine

Holly Thomas

People is my favorite, I have been a subscriber for 30 years.

Denise Carlson

I love reading Southern Living for the nostalgia factor, I haven’t lived in the south for a long time now.

Tami Vollenweider

I enjoy reading Southern Living! Being from the South,I love to check out recipes,get new ideas!

Hope Hill

I like reading Southern Living for the recipes and decorating ideas.

wen budro

I enjoy reading People magazine because it’s light reading and enjoyable.

Mary Curry

Love Southern Living first and foremost, but Sunset and Real Simple are good seconds! SL always has such wonderful recipes, a good mix of slow cook, grill, baked, casseroles and lovely Southern desserts. Rick Bragg page either makes me crack up with laughter or crying, depending upon subject matter, but he’s wonderful. And I love the Grumpy Gardener – always!

kathleen decicco

Southern Living- I love everything about the South!

Susan Rees

I like to read In Style, because their outfits and accessories are priced for the average person. There are actually things I CAN buy in that magazine. They also have great make-up and skin care ideas.

Elena

I like to read People because it always has some interesting stories covered

Auntiepatch

Sunset is my favorite. I’ve been reading it for 20? years.

Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes

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!

Karen D

Sunset magazine

Jackie McMillan

I enjoy People magazine the best!

Debra Guillen

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.

carol clark

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

Eva Mack

I like People… fun to read about their lives.

Nancy

When I am enjoying “me time”, I like to read PEOPLE Magazine!

Sharon

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.

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