Sparkling Rosé Sangria With Aperol and Peaches Recipe

Sparkling Ros\u00e9 Sangria With Aperol and Peaches Recipe

[Photograph: Vicky Wasik]

What's more summery than sangria? A sangria that tastes a bit like an Aperol spritz, with peaches and vanilla thrown in for good measure. Prep it in advance, then serve it as a refreshing party drink.

Why It Works

  • Vanilla syrup adds a floral fragrance.
  • Sparkling water gives it just the slightest effervescence.
  • Yield:Makes 6 to 8 drinks
  • Active time: 10 minutes
  • Total time:25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup sugar (2 ounces; 50g)
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) water
  • 1/2 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
  • 1 (750ml) bottle dry rosé wine
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) Aperol
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) fresh juice from 2 lemons
  • 1 cup (240ml) sparkling water
  • 2 medium peaches (about 170g; 6 ounces each), pitted and diced

Directions

  1. 1.

    In a small saucepan, combine sugar and water and bring to a boil, stirring, until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and add vanilla bean. Let stand 15 minutes. Remove vanilla bean and reserve for another use.

  2. 2.

    Pour vanilla syrup into a pitcher and stir in wine, Aperol, and lemon juice; this mixture can be refrigerated up to 24 hours in advance. Just before serving, stir in sparkling water and peaches. Serve in ice-filled glasses.