Summer Fun Sangria Recipes!

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Summer’s in full swing and we’re relaxing on the back porch with a nice cool glass of Sangria! Ooooh ya, pour me some of that!

Traditionally an iced wine beverage made from red wine and fruit, sangria derives its name from the Spanish word for blood (sangre) – now don’t be too grossed out, let’s think blood oranges, yes? And the color of blood, like red wine, is, well, RED.

SO, Sangria – a super refreshing and full-bodied bowl of tipsy fruit in a glass. YUM. Let’s make some!

Hey, while you’re looking at these recipes, think about a sweet little wine fridge you could store all this yummy sangria in… =)

 10 Summer Fun Sangria Recipes!

 

1. Classic Sangria

Compliments of Chefsavvy.com

Red Wine Sangria

All the traditional ingredients you’d find in a deep red glass of sangria! Plus, we know that red wine already packs in a host of superhero antioxidants, well so does pomegranate juice which stars in this recipe too! So KAPOW! We should re-name this one the SUPERHERO Sangria!

 

INGREDIENTS

  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 bottle red dry table wine
  • ½ cup brandy
  • 1 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1 whole apple, sliced
  • 1 whole orange, sliced
  • 1 cup strawberries, sliced

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Add sugar and water to a small saucepan. Over medium high heat bring the mixture to a boil. Cook until sugar is fully dissolved. Allow to cool.
  2. Add red wine, brandy, pomegranate juice, apples, oranges, and strawberries to a large pitcher.
  3. Add in cooled simple syrup and stir. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or for best results overnight.

2. Strawberry Rosé Sangria

Compliments of Jennifer Meyering

Strawberry Rosé Sangria

This one just tickles my fancy because it’s so darn PRETTY! Invite the gals over and delight them with this pretty in pink drink. Sweet strawberries mixed with a dry rosé is a winning combination, don’t you think? It’ll have you singing Strawberry Sangrias Forever….

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 (750 ml) bottles rosé wine
  • 2 cups strawberry vodka
  • 5 cups lemon-lime soda
  • 1/2 cup stevia or sugar
  • 20 strawberries fresh, hulled and sliced

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a large pitcher, combine wine, vodka, and 1/2 of the strawberries. Taste for sweetness and add sweetener if necessary, and stir.
  2. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or up to 6.
  3. Just before serving, add Sprite, the rest of strawberries and gently stir.
  4. Serve over ice with strawberry garnish.

3. Juicy Watermelon Sangria

Compliments of What the Fork? Food Blog 

Watermelon Sangria

Sangria + Watermelon = Summer served in a glass!

This recipe screams REFRESHING!! I picture myself sipping on a glass of watermelon sangria after having a nice summer swim, in somebody’s awesome backyard pool. And then we’d have a BBQ. And more watermelon sangria. You with me?

A bottle of Moscato and ½ cup of brandy has us thinking outside the  Sangria box!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 bottle Moscato wine (750 ml)
  • 1/2 C brandy
  • 1 lime, thinly sliced
  • 2 C watermelon, cubed and cold
  • 2 C pineapple, cubed and cold
  • lemon lime soda, for serving
  • ice cubes

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Pour the wine and brandy into a pitcher and stir to combine. Add the sliced lime, watermelon, and pineapple.
  2. To serve, place some of the fruit in a glass with ice. Pour the sangria over the ice and top with lemon lime soda.

 

4. Spa Day Sangria

Compliments of Garnish with Lemon

Spa Day Sangria

Here’s a modern twist on this classic drink! Cool cucumbers, juicy sweet honeydew, and a hint of fresh mint in a dry white wine take your taste buds to zen mode. Pull up a lounge chair, place 2 slices of cucumbers on each eyelid and chill out with this hip sangria version.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 (750 ml) bottle dry white wine
  • 3/4 cup gin
  • 2 tablespoons superfine sugar
  • 1/2 honeydew melon, cubed
  • 1/2 seedless cucumber, sliced
  • 1/2 cup packed fresh mint leaves
  • 1  cup sparkling water or club soda

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Combine all ingredients except sparkling water in a large pitcher and still well. Refrigerate at least 3 hours (more if possible).
  2. Just before serving, pour in sparkling water and gently stir to combine. Serve over ice.

5. Just Citrus Sangria

Compliments of Joyful Healthy Eats

Citrus Sangria

An adult lemonade, please! Lemons, Limes and Oranges, OH MY! White wine and vodka too! Mix it all up with some agave nectar and some mint sprigs and oh WOW, you have a spiked citrus orchard party in your mouth!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 large naval orange, sliced
  • 2 lemons, sliced
  • 2 limes, sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup citrus vodka
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 2 bottles of dry white wine (i used sauvignon blanc)

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Add all the ingredients to a large pitcher.
  • Stir and serve over ice.
  • Or for BEST results. Cover and let rest in refrigerator for 4 hours. Then serve over ice!

6. Honeycrisp Apple Sangria

Compliments of Sally’s Baking Addiction

Honey crisp Apple Sangria

 

Apple fanatic? Oh you’re going to go bananas…or apples, over this one! Cinnamon, spice and everything nice (red wine) = Fall Time Sangria! Can’t you taste it now? I can smell it! The warm spicy cinnamon and the sweet crispness of apple mixed with a lovely Spanish red wine…pure Autumn Sangria Heaven!

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 cinnamon sticks (plus more for garnish)
  • 2 honeycrisp apples, chopped
  • 1 orange, thinly sliced
  • 1 (750 ml) bottle red wine (I suggest a light-bodied Spanish variety)
  • 1 and 3/4 cups apple cider (home-made or store-bought)
  • 1/2 cup brandy
  • 1/4 cup orange juice (or juice from 2 medium oranges)
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • club soda, to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Place the cinnamon sticks, apples, and orange slices in a large pitcher. Add wine, apple cider, brandy, orange juice, and lemon juice. Allow to sit in the refrigera
  2. tor for 6 – 24 hours. Taste; if you’d like it to be sweeter, add 1-2 Tablespoons granulated sugar, honey, or agave.
  3. If you’d like a cinnamon-sugar rim (highly recommended), simply moisten the rim of your glasses with water, turn the glass upside down and dip it into a mix of cinnamon and sugar. Pour in the sangria with fruit2 and add a splash of club soda (this unsweetened fizz is wonderful with the sangria!). Garnish with a cinnamon stick, if desired. Cheers!
  4. Make ahead tip: Sangria is the perfect make-ahead cocktail since it must sit for at least 6 hours. You can also make it one day in advance.

7. Cherry Limeade Sangria

Compliments of Wine and Glue

Cherry Limeade Sangria

There’s something reminiscent about my childhood when I hear Cherry + Limeade… I’m picturing that little box of pure crunchy sugar – NERDS! poured out into my little kid hand. Or FUN DIP! Loved that you could eat the stick too, how resourceful! Cherry Limeade is definitely a fun and delightful flavor!

INGREDIENTS

  • 750 ml pinot grigio see note
  • 1 cup cherry vodka or plain vodka
  • 12 oz frozen limeade concentrate
  • 10 oz frozen cherries
  • 4 limes sliced thin

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Combine all ingredients, stir and serve by itself or with white soda like 7UP or Sierra Mist.

Recipe Notes

It’s really important for this wine to not pick a sweet white wine like a Riesling or a Moscato. If you do, the sangria will be way too sweet. If you don’t like dry white wines typically, give this recipe a try! The sweetness from the limeade really makes it a sweet drink.

 

8. Y’all! It’s a Southern Sweet Tea Sangria!

Compliments of The Wicked Noodle

Sweet Tea Sangria

 

Tea? In Sangria? Sure, why not?! Southerners might be disgusted or delighted by the thought who knows? I’m Canadian…beer sangria anyone? Sorry, I digress. Sweet Tea! Yes! Mixed with Georgia peaches and razzling raspberries of course! Put it all together with some white wine of your choice, and Bless Your Heart!!, you have there a Sweet n’ Southern Sangria, y’all!

INGREDIENTS

  • 6 cups sweet tea
  • 1 bottle white wine
  • 2 cups raspberries
  • 2 cups sliced peaches
  • fresh mint for garnishing (optional)

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Mix sweet tea and wine together in a large pitcher. Add fruit and chill for at least 2-3 hours, preferably 8 or more.
  2. Serve in pretty glasses and garnish with mint.

 

9. Country Livin’ Blackberry Peach Sangria

Compliments of Cooks with Cocktails

Blackberry Peach Sangria

 

I feel like if you can walk out your door and randomly find blackberry bushes, you must live in the country. If you can also randomly find a peach tree  you’re just damn lucky. So grab your pail of berries and your bushel of peaches, or in this case, a bottle of peach schnapps, and make this sangria!

INGREDIENTS

  • FOR THE BLACKBERRY SIMPLE SYRUP
  • 2 cups blackberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup waterFOR THE SANGRIA
  • 4 cups white wine
  • 1/2 cup peach schnapps
  • 3/4 cup blackberry simple syrup
  • 1 or 2 peaches , cut up in slices
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • a little club soda (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. First make the simply syrup. Put all the ingredients into a medium pot and bring to a boil. Turn the heat down to medium and simmer for at least an hour or until the mixture reduces and starts to thicken up a bit. It doesn’t need to be too thick. Set aside to cool.
  2. Next make the sangria.
  3. Add all the ingredients into a pitcher and stir well.
  4. Fill a glass full of ice and fill the glass almost all the way with the sangria mixture.
  5. Top it off with a little club soda. You don’t have to do this, but otherwise we feel like it is too sweet and just a little club soda tastes great.

10. Wake Up! Grapefruit Sangria

Compliments of Super Man Cooks

Grapefruit Sangria

If you can drink OJ and champagne in the morning, I think this sangria recipe is allowed too. Instead of your big bowl of half a grapefruit in the morning, why not have it in a glass? And a little spiked? Yes, please!

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 oz fresh grapefruit juice
  • 4 oz fresh blood orange juice
  • 4 teaspoons agave syrup
  • 4 oz vodka
  • 6 oz rose wine
  • 6-8 fresh mint leaves
  • Ice

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a small pitcher, mix all ingredients except for ice and mix to combine.
  2. Pour over tall glasses filled with ice and garnish with orange and grapefruit wedges.
  3. Enjoy.

In my dream world, I would make a batch of all of these and have them on hand for the entire week! One can dream…

Cheers!

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