Surprise Sangria

July 20, 2008 at 8:23 pm | Posted in drinks | 9 Comments
Tags: ,

We celebrated my dad’s 60th birthday with a Surprise Party on Saturday. Rather than cakes, cupcakes or pies, I was put in charge of the Sangria.

This my was first attempt at making Sangria, so I followed my sister and brother-in-law’s specific instructions. First, I checked out Bobby Flay’s White Peach Sangria.

My hubby went to Trader Joes for the spanish white wine, triple sec, brandy and a jar of peaches. Then it was on to Costco for a white peaches, oranges and apples. We also picked up pineapple juice and orange juice. We were expecting about 40 people, so I made the recipe x6. My hubby and I had a little sangria making party the night before…

White Peach Sangria (for 6 servings)

From Bobby Flay at Food Network

1 bottle Spanish dry wine
3 ounces brandy
2 ounces triple sec
1 cup orange juice
1 cup pineapple juice
4 ounces simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water brought to a boil for 2 minutes in a small saucepan) and cooled
3 ounces peach puree (put jarred peaches in a blender with a little syrup and blend until smooth.)

Fresh white peaches, oranges, and apples sliced

Place all ingredients in a pitcher and stir to mix. Refrigerate at least 24 hours or up to 48 hours.

I enjoyed it best ladled into a glass with the sliced peaches, apples and orange slices floating.

When the party was over, we enjoyed munching on the left over fruit…yum!

My dad’s 60th Birthday Party was a lot of fun! He we completely surprised. I met a lot of my parent’s funny friends and it was so nice spending time with my family. Here’s a photo from that day…

Starting in back on the left is my hubby, me, my mom, dad, aunt, uncle, (gorgeous and expecting) sister, brother in law, and brother. Then in the front row is my daughter, son, grandfather, grandmother, and grandmother.

Blog at
Entries and comments feeds.