Finally summer is here. However, we get hot and humid days here in Ohio. The best way to beat these hot days is to make cool drinks.  I like to use different fruits to make drinks. Peaches are my new favorites after moving here.  I use them all the time to make cobblers, cakes and other desserts when they are in season.  Most of all I like to use them in sangria.Sangria is a Spanish alcohol based beverage.  It is wine based drink mixed with chopped fruits, fruit nectars and sometimes adding different alcohol mixtures.  My recipe of sangria is a lighter version.  Fresh peaches gives it beautiful orange color.  Here is how I make sangria:

Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups white wine
  • 1 Cup peach green tea ( I use Tazo iced peach tea )
  • 1 Cup lemonade
  • 3 Peaches, sliced
  • 1 Lemon, sliced
  • Ice for serving

Steps:

  1. In a big pitcher mix the white wine, peach green tea and lemonade. Stir them together to mix.
  2. Slice Peaches and lemons. Add them to wine+tea mixture in the pitcher. Let the fruits steep into the mixture.
  3. Cover the pitcher with a plastic wrap and refrigerate it for 8 hours or overnight.
  4. Before serving, fill the glass halfway with ice and pour the drink over it. Garnish it with a lemon or peach slice and serve.