Peach Sangria Popsicles

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Sangria is a beverage from Portugal, and Spain that is a combination of wine, citrus, and other fruit. Imagine that same fruity combination mixed in ice pop form for a refreshing summer treat. This peach sangria popsicles recipe is a take on the classic drink but uses white wine rather than the usual red, which allows the fruit pieces to show up better and is a more delicate flavor against the lime juice and fruit. This popsicle recipe is definitely for adults alone, because of the additions of wine and Grand Marnier liqueur, but if desired, you could make it kid-friendly too. Simply substitute the wine for white grape juice and the liqueur for some freshly squeezed orange juice. The popsicles won't taste the same, but the kids will love that you didn’t leave them out.

This sangria popsicle recipe isn’t a traditional version of sangria because the very word translates to ‘blood’, which is indicative of the use of red wine. Versions of sangria containing white wine would be called sangria blanca to avoid confusion, and might use a Spanish sparkling white or rose wine known as cava. Previously, cava wines would have been called ‘Spanish Champagne’, but the term ‘Champagne’ is allowed to be applied only to wine produced in the region of Champagne, France now. Sangria supposedly has Roman origins when the Roman Empire spanned into the region that is now Spain. Spain cultivates many varieties of red grapes, which favor hotter climates, which is likely why sangria recipes are usually prepared with red wine over white. Sangria might involve other liquids as well, like fruit juices or soda for additional taste. This peach popsicle recipe includes peach juice and club soda, which gives these fun desserts a sweet and refreshing quality.

These fancy but easy desserts are the perfect models of sangria beverage recipes because they are gorgeous to look at and are fruity and delicious. Chunks of the fruit shine through the peach-colored liquid, while the taste is slightly fizzy from the carbonated beverage. The citrus taste and crispness of the white wine turn these into the perfect summer snack, with easiness equal to a summer sipping wine. Although you could use any wine in this popsicle recipe, choose a Spanish white, like Albarino or Verdejo, for the most authenticity. The key to having this popsicle recipe turn out perfectly every time is to chop the fruit into small enough pieces, or else the popsicles may not come out of their molds cleanly. You want a small dice to the fruit in these popsicles so that you can get a varied amount of fruit in each bite.

Nutrition Facts for: Peach Sangria Popsicles from Just A Taste

Ingredients: White wine, club soda, Grand Marnier orange liquor, lime juice, peach juice, mixed fruit.

* The entire recipe has been calculated for 8 servings.

* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet

* Per Serving:Calories 61, Calories from Fat 1, Total Fat 0.1g 0%, Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%, Cholesterol 0mg 0%, Sodium 3mg 0%, Potassium 105mg 3%, Carbohydrates 6.9g 2%, Dietary Fiber 0.5g 2%, Sugars 5.1g, Protein 0.2g, Vitamin A 1%, Vitamin C 20%, Calcium 1%, Iron 1%

Cool dessert recipes are a must for any poolside get-together, and this fruity treat would fulfill that need perfectly. Kelly, the developer of this sangria recipe, leaves it open to you to decide what fruit you want to use. Naturally, peaches are the perfect option, because they add tremendous sweetness to this unsweetened dessert. Any variety of berry, like raspberries or strawberries, would be an excellent addition as well. Thank you to Kelly, the author of ‘Just a Taste’ recipe blog, for sharing her peach sangria popsicles recipe with us.

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