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Welcome to Set the Table! My name is Rachael and I'm here to help you set your table with beautiful, healthy, delicious food your family and friends will love. More importantly, I'm here to encourage you to welcome everyone to your table. Talk. Listen. Laugh. Eat. Be kind. 

Red White & Blue Prosecco Sangria

Red White & Blue Prosecco Sangria

Ah, Sangria. It's the perfect way to refresh on a hot afternoon and an ideal cocktail to serve to guests. I love how Sangria leaves room for creativity. Red wine, white wine, and even sparkling wines make the perfect base. From there, you just need to add something sweet along with some fruit. It all comes together perfectly every time. This Prosecco Sangria is quite possibly the most refreshing sangria everrrrrrr. Just throwing that out there.

This time of year, something light and bubbly fits perfectly into any celebration. Here, I've used white peaches, blueberries and strawberries. Instead of adding anything sugary, I simply smashed an entire peach with the small bit of bourbon the recipe calls for, then poured it through a strainer into a pitcher. This recipe makes enough for 4-6 people but it is very easy to double or triple if needed.

If you've got some extra Prosecco lying around but perhaps a different variety of fruit, give it a try and use this recipe as a guide. It is extremely adaptable!

And with that I wish you all a happy and safe 4th of July weekend!

Red, White & Blue Prosecco Sangria

Serves 4-6

Total time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup bourbon
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 5 ripe (but not too ripe) white peaches, 1 left whole, the rest peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 cups strawberries, quartered
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 bottle Prosecco, thoroughly chilled

Instructions

  1. Peel the peach that remained whole.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the bourbon and the whole peach. Mash the peach with the bourbon and pour through a fine mesh strainer over a large pitcher, using a spatula to press all the liquid out.
  3. Add the remaining peaches, the blueberries and strawberries to the pitcher with the peach bourbon.
  4. Cover with plastic wrap and let sit for 2-3 hours.
  5. Just before serving, pour the Prosecco and lemon juice into the pitcher and stir gently to combine.
  6. Serve immediately.

Notes

The level of sweetness in the recipe relies on the sweetness of the peaches you're using. If you find they are not as sweet as you'd like, feel free to add a little maple syrup to the peach bourbon mixture (I like it for the flavor and how easy it is to mix into a drink vs. honey).

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