France & Maman (Francoise)

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 A mother-daughter cooking duo from Paris to Brooklyn. Maman & France live 3,626 miles apart but connect everyday over yummy & mostly French recipes. Bon appetit!

WHITE NECTARINE SANGRIA (by France)

WHITE NECTARINE SANGRIA (by France)

White nectarine sangria

I made this in the Summer time, on a hot August weekend... when sweating is part of everyone's daily life in NYC. It's delicious and easy to make - give it a try. Bon drinking!


Serves 10  l  Difficulty: medium  l  Prep time: 15min  l  Total time: 4h15


INGREDIENTS
1 bottle of floral, fruity white wine (pino grigio, riesling) 
3 ripe nectarines, plus more for garnish
1/4 cup Elderflower liquor (e.g. St Germaine)
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
Handful of fresh mint

STEPS
1. Let peaches ripen on kitchen counter a day or two until fragrant and slightly soft.

2. Bring sugar, water and a handful of herbs to a simmer, in a small pot on the stove, stirring until sugar dissolves. Let cool just for a few minutes.

3. Slice peaches.

4. Place peaches, wine, herbed simple syrup and a splash or two of Elder flower liquor in a pitcher or large mason jar.

5. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight. It will become more and more flavorful if left for a couple more days. Peaches will brown, but will taste better and better. If serving to guests, strain out the brown peaches, and replace with freshly sliced peaches, a handful of fresh herbs and serve over ice.

 
 
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