Peach Tea Sangria: A Fruity and Boozy Twist for Summer Gatherings

Peach Tea Sangria: A Fruity and Boozy Twist for Summer Gatherings

You're planning a summertime gathering with friends and family and want to add a fruity cocktail to your menu. You don't want something too strong - but at the same time, iced tea by itself can seem plain.

Our peach tea sangria recipe hits the spot - slightly sweet, a bit boozy, full of flavor and customizable in multiple regards. If you have some packets of Buddy State's Peach Punk Tea, here's how you can get started:

What is Sangria?

Sangria is the quintessential summertime cocktail that's open to a plethora of interpretations - including using iced tea, various fruits and a choice of wine. In many cases, you likely have all ingredients at home already.

While the drink is considered a Spanish recipe, due to its presence at the Spain pavilion at the 1964 World's Fair and a name meaning "blood" in the language, its roots go back to a Greco-Roman beverage combining wine, sugar and spices. Today, Sangria traditionally starts with a red wine base, adds a sweetener and includes something bubbly plus various fruits.

Putting Together Your Peach Tea Sangria Recipe

As a starting spot, you'll want to have a wine on hand, some kind of sweetener, a liqueur, something carbonated and fruit.


Traditionally, sangria starts with a red wine - Rioja or something Tempranillo based. On the other hand, red wines can be too overpowering for peach tea, and in this case, you're advised to start with a rosé or a dry white wine, including pinot grigio, Sauvignon Blanc or a French Riesling. In all cases, think about the fruits you'll pair it with: Rosé better suits mellower fruits like melons and peaches, and white wines complement citrusy, apple and berry notes.

A Sweetener

Should you be starting with Buddy State's Peach Punk tea, the sweetness is already built into the recipe and creates a healthy, low sugar take on a traditional sangria. In the event you want to enhance this aspect, traditional sangria recipes add a quarter- to half-cup of simple syrup.

A Liqueur

This rounds out the flavor profile and ups the booziness. If you're treading close to cocktail territory - and less an alcoholic punch - combine the wine and peach tea with a quarter- to half-cup each of brandy, triple sec or Cointreau.


For a bubbly, almost champagne-like texture, add a couple of cups to a liter of soda water or club soda to the recipe.


Get creative - but also think about what complements the wine and peach iced tea base. Consider basing your medley around:

  • Melon
  • Granny smith apples
  • Grapes
  • Oranges
  • Lemon and lime
  • Strawberries
  • Blackberries

And, to accent the peach notes, slice up a whole fresh peach for your recipe.

Mixing It All Together

Once you have all ingredients selected:

  1. Pour the wine, liqueurs, sweetener, soda water and peach iced tea into a pitcher or punch bowl.
  2. Following, add all fruits, chopped up.
  3. If you intend to serve it with brunch or your next meal, make sure your peach tea sangria sits for at least 15 minutes - ideally two hours to let the flavors blend together.
  4. Or, make the recipe at least a day in advance, and then add some chopped fruit immediately before serving.
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