As funny as it sounds, there is nothing in this world like getting a big box of peaches. It's one of those unexpected gifts that you don't think about as I really don't keep up with the ripening of peaches. That's like Almanac stuff and who has the time to read that? So when I do get peaches, it's like I won the lottery and I become a kid ready to plan my next kitchen experiment.
For those of you not quite ready to experiment, here's a tried and true recipe that's sure to add some flavor with your backyard cookout this summer. It's a real Texas treat and it's extremely easy to make. Especially in big batches and I'm all about the volume which translates into friends over which translates into a really great time.
Texas Summer Sangria
1 liter white wine
1 lemon or lime, thinly sliced
3-4 tablespoons of sugar or honey
1 fresh peach, sliced into wedges
1 seedless orange, thinly sliced
4 to 5 sprigs of fresh mint
Mix the wine and lemon slices with sugar or honey, and stir until dissolved. Add the peaches, oranges and mint. Makes 1 1/2 quarts.