Summery sangria recipe with toasted gorgonzola-walnut bites

Instant party: Take a sip of this fruit-filled cocktail – delicious paired with a cheesy toast snack – and imagine kicking back on a sunny Greek island

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Michael Graydon

Rosé Sangria

1. Chop 1 peach into small pieces. Add to a pitcher, along with 1 cup chopped watermelon, 5 halved strawberries and a handful of raspberries.

2. Pour in 2 cups whitegrape juice and a 750-mL bottle of rosé wine.

3. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or up to 1 day. Serve over ice topped up with a bit of soda water, if you like.

Serves 6.

Gorgonzola-Walnut Toasts

1. Preheat oven to 350F. Arrange 18 slices of baguette on a baking sheet. Lightly brush or spray both sides of each slice with olive oil.

2. Spread 1 cup walnut halves in 1 layer on another baking sheet. Place both sheets in oven and bake until nuts are toasted, about 6 min. Remove nuts to a rack to cool.

3. Flip bread slices over and continue baking until lightly golden on both sides, about 4 more min. Cool completely.

4. Just before serving, spread 150 g gorgonzola evenly over bread slices. Top each slice with walnuts and drizzle with honey.

Serves 6.

Kitchen tip: Substitute brie or camembert for gorgonzola.