*editor’s note: As a longtime fan of the incredibly talented food blogger and author Erin Gleeson, I couldn’t be more excited to have her on the blog today sharing one of her favorite summer recipes. If you’re not already familiar with Erin’s work, prepare to become obsessed: her New York Times best selling cookbook The Forest Feast is one of my faves, bursting with the simplest vibrant recipes and the most beautiful illustrations, which she also shares on her blog of the same name. And did I mention that she does it all from her remote cabin in the woods near San Francisco? (see how she stocks her kitchen here.) Take it away, Erin! 

My husband and I love entertaining outdoors on our deck in the summer and often host late afternoon cocktail parties. We usually serve beer and wine plus one special cocktail that is pre-mixed in a pitcher so guests can help themselves. Nothing reminds me of summer more than the smell of fresh basil, so it’s a fun addition that makes this white wine sangria feel a bit unique.

Peach Basil Sangria

Serves 4-6

Peach Basil Sangria

By Camille Styles


  • 1 bottle of white wine
  • ½ cup peach schnapps
  • 1 fresh peach, cubed
  • ½ cup fresh basil, chopped


  1. Stir all ingredients in a clear pitcher.
  2. Chill before serving.
  3. Pour over glasses of ice.

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Comments (8)
  1. 1
    Clever Girl Reviews June 8, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    Yum! I know exactly what white I’ll use for this!

    • Ann June 10, 2015 at 2:18 pm

      What do you suggest for the white wine?

  2. 2
    Juliette June 8, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    Sounds positively delicious! and very pretty too.

  3. 3
    Benedetta June 8, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    This made me thirsty! I’ll surely do it for summer aperitives!

  4. 4
    Karin June 8, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    Oh yes, I have her book….she even made vegetarian interesting to me and her drinks are top of the line.

  5. 5
    Carlota June 9, 2015 at 4:49 am

    Love the pics! The illustration is gorgeous xx


  6. 6
    CaliZona June 9, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    Love this and love The Forest Feast!!!

  7. 7
    A Capitol Contessa June 10, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    beautiful!! nothing better than a dump it all in one pitcher and serve drink