Rating: 4.58 stars
71 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 52
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1

The best, easiest Sangria!! The basil seems strange, but is the perfect touch. You'll love this guaranteed!

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a saucepan, combine the sugar, basil leaves, half of the peach nectar and lemon juice. Bring to a simmer, crushing the basil leaves with the back of a spoon to release their flavor. Simmer just long enough to melt the sugar, then remove from the heat and allow to cool.

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  • Strain the basil mixture into a pitcher filled with ice cubes. Pour in wine and remaining peach nectar. Stir briefly and serve.

Nutrition Facts

422 calories; protein 1.1g; carbohydrates 74.3g; fat 0.1g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 25.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (59)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2008
I took this recipe to a Sangria Party and there was a contest with 25 other Sangria Recipes... this one was the WINNER! It was excellent! Read More
(52)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/12/2008
Only 3 stars b/c to me it needs some work. I just tasted like peach nectar... and why ADD sugar to peach nectar I'm not sure. I am going to try again with different ratios. Maybe two bottles of wine to 3 cups nectar 1 cup basil juice of two lemons and maybe just maybe 1/2 cup sugar. Thanks for the recipe though I would not have thought of this combination. Just needs a little tweaking for my tastes. Take care! Read More
(39)
71 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 52
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2008
I took this recipe to a Sangria Party and there was a contest with 25 other Sangria Recipes... this one was the WINNER! It was excellent! Read More
(52)
Rating: 3 stars
06/12/2008
Only 3 stars b/c to me it needs some work. I just tasted like peach nectar... and why ADD sugar to peach nectar I'm not sure. I am going to try again with different ratios. Maybe two bottles of wine to 3 cups nectar 1 cup basil juice of two lemons and maybe just maybe 1/2 cup sugar. Thanks for the recipe though I would not have thought of this combination. Just needs a little tweaking for my tastes. Take care! Read More
(39)
Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2016
Oh! My! Gawd Becky! This recipe is amazing and I'm always asked for it when I serve it. I do use Sprite zero to cut calories and probably add extra triple sec for a bigger buzz. Lol. So delicious and perfect for a hot summer day. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/08/2007
This recipe is awesome. It is so refreshing on a hot summer day. The next time I make it I am going to try a little less sugar or just add a little more wine. Cheers! Ps. I would have posted a photo but we drank it too fast! Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2009
Yummy! A great way to transform a cheap bottle of white into something delicious. I used a 1.5L bottle of wine 1/3 c. sugar 2-12oz cans of peach nectar and a 0.5 oz pkg fresh basil. Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2009
I was looking for a light/refreshing/fruity cocktail to serve at a party and I found this one. The basil is not overpowering but a very nice complement to the fruit in this drink. Sometimes it is hard to find peach nectar or somtimes it is bland or kind of metallic tasting when you buy it in a can so we used half mango nectar and half peach. I served it with cheap magnum sized bottles of chardonnay (nothing too sweet) and it was great. Everyone loved it and asked me for the recipe. Nicest thing about it was we had leftover syrup from this recipe and I put it in a mason jar in the fridge and continued to make it a glass at a time after the party. So yummy! Read More
(13)
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Rating: 3 stars
06/02/2009
I was really disappointed with this recipe. It was too sweet and "syrupy". I would not have used all the peach nectar or nearly that much sugar. I did however like the basil flavor. Read More
(12)
Rating: 4 stars
04/27/2009
This was really good - I only used 1/2 the sugar called for in the recipe and I used apricot nectar instead (all I had). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2008
Suprisingly delicious combo. Had this at a friends party loved it and have now made it twice myself. Everyone LOVES this. I used a little less sugar than the recipe calls for and a litle more wine:) Read More
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