Sangria is traditionally served chilled and garnished with fruit, and is a beverage that was originally created in Spain and named after the Spanish word for blood (sanguis).
Today, sangria is enjoyed throughout the world and is often mixed with wine.
It’s no secret that sangria is a refreshing cocktail. In addition to being low calorie, it contains antioxidants and vitamins C and K.
Sangria also helps reduce stress and improve mood – and so we have put together the very best recipes to help you enjoy delicious sangria this summer; let’s get started!
Enjoy a refreshing twist on a classic sangria with this delicious pear concoction.
- 1 bottle Sauvignon Blanc
- ¾ cup light rum
- 1 ½ cups pear juice
- ¼ cup lime juice
- 1 Pear thinly sliced (plus extra for garnish)
- 3 fresh Rosemary sprigs plus extra for garnish
- Approximately 2 cups of club soda or sparkling water
- Combine the pear juice, wine, rum, lime juice, rosemary sprigs, and pear slices into a tall pitcher, and stir well.
- Cover the pitcher and chill in the fridge for 2-6 hours.
- Fill glasses with ice, and fill to around ¾ full with the sangria.
- Top with soda water, and garnish with pear slices and rosemary sprigs
Trying to stay cool on a hot day? This watermelon themed sangria is an ideal solution.
- 1 large watermelon
- 2 bottles of rosé wine
- ½ cup watermelon liqueur such as Watermelon Pucker
- ¼ cup lime juice fresh squeezed is best
- 1 bottle club soda
- 2 limes
- Mint sprigs
- Chop half the watermelon into 1-inch cubes and lay on a baking sheet. Cover with plastic and freeze for 2 hours.
- Chop a few slices from the other half of the watermelon, and cut these into 6-8 smaller pieces. Chop the rest of the watermelon into smaller wedges for garnish.
- Add ½ cup watermelon liquor, 2 bottles of rose wine, and ¼ cup of lime juice into a pitcher, cover, and refrigerate overnight.
- When serving, add club soda to this mixture and stir, and then add frozen watermelon cubes and ice to a glass. Top with sangria, and garnish with lime and mint.
Try something light and sweet with this tasty peach sangria recipe.
- 1 bottle pinot grigio
- 2 cups peach nectar
- ½ cup peach liqueur or peach brandy
- ½ cup triple sec
- ½ pint of strawberries halved and hulled
- 1 orange sliced
- 4 peaches sliced
- Combine the peach nectar, peach liquor, triple sec, and wine in a pitcher, and add the fruit.
- Cover and store in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours before serving.
Looking for something a little unusual to spice up an outdoor gathering? Then this blueberry recipe is the perfect pick!
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 cara cara orange sliced
- 750 ml red wine blend
- ½ cup Blueberry Syrup
- ½ cup Chambord
- 2 cups soda lemon-lime or club soda can be used
- Ice for serving
- Add the orange slices and blueberries to a pitcher, and add the blueberry syrup, red wine, and Chambord.
- Chill in the fridge for 8 hours, and add soda just before serving with ice.
When tennis is on TV, what could be better than strawberries and sangria?
- 1 bottle rosé wine
- ½ cup vodka
- ½ cup lemon juice
- 1 cup strawberries, sliced
- 1 cup raspberries
- 1 blood orange, sliced
- 2 tbsp fresh mint
- 2 cups soda
- Combine the mint, orange slices, strawberries, and raspberries to a large pitcher, and add the lemon juice, wine, and vodka, and stir.
- Add to the fridge for at least 2 hours, and then add soda just before serving.
- Serve over ice.
Perfect to tackle your sweet tooth, this tasty recipe is a must-try!
- 3 cups sliced strawberries
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup of vanilla sugar
- 1 vanilla bean
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 bottle Pinot Grigio
- 1 lemon, sliced
- 2 cups sparkling water
- Add 2 cups of strawberries, sugar, and water to a saucepan, and remove the seeds from the vanilla pod. Add both the seeds and the pod to the pan and bring to the boil, stirring often. Boil for 5 minutes, remove from heat, and add the vanilla extract.
- Remove the vanilla pod from the pan, and place this in the bottom of the pitcher.
- Add the strawberry mix to a blender until smooth, and then add to the pitcher, straining the mixture to remove any seeds.
- Add the remaining strawberries, lemon, and wine to the pitcher and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
- Serve with soda to top up the glasses.
Enjoy a touch of the tropical with this super simple recipe.
- 1 bottle white wine (sauvignon blanc, resiling, or pinot grigio)
- Sugar syrup
- 1 cup guava nectar
- 3/4 cup pineapple juice
- 1/2 cup white rum
- 1/4 cup Cointreau or triple sec
- 1/4 cup Licor 43 (see also ‘13 Delicious Licor 43 Cocktails‘)
- 1/4 cup passion fruit liqueur (Passoã)
- 1/4 cup peach schnapps
- 1 1/2 tablespoon lime juice (from one large lime)
- 1 bottle Moscato to float, optional
- Add the guava nectar, white wine, white rum, pineapple juice, Cointreau, liquor, peach schnapps, a dash of syrup, and lime juice to a large pitcher and combine well. Add fruits of your choice, and stir well.
- Chill in the fridge for 1-2 hours, and then float the Moscato over the sangria before serving.
- Serve within 2 days.
Enjoy a traditional taste with this classic red wine sangria.
- 2 limes divided (one juiced, one sliced)
- 2 lemons divided (one juiced, one sliced)
- 1 bottle red wine 750ml
- ½ cup orange juice
- ½ cup apricot brandy
- ¼ cup syrup
- 2 oz triple sec
- 1 orange sliced
- 1 apple sliced
- 2 cups club soda or lemon-lime soda, optional
- Juice one lemon and one lime, and then slice the remaining lemon and limes.
- Combine the red wine, lemon juice, lime juice, brandy, orange juice syrup, triple sec, and sliced fruit in a pitcher, and refrigerate for one hour.
- Fill a glass with ice and fill halfway with sangria, topped with soda.
Enjoy fresh, fruity flavors with this must-try sangria.
- 2 bottles of rose wine
- ½ cup Pinnacle kiwi strawberry vodka or regular vodka
- 3 or 4 kiwis sliced
- 1 16-ounce package of fresh strawberries sliced
- 1 12-ounce can (or 1½ cups) of club soda
- Ice for serving
- Extra slices of kiwi and strawberries for garnish
- Add vodka, Moscato, strawberries, and sliced kiwi to a pitcher, cover, and refrigerate for 4 hours.
- Add 1 ½ cups of soda to the pitcher just before you serve, and add ice and strawberry slices into each glass before serving.
If you are a fan of berries, then this is the recipe for you.
- 1 cup fresh strawberries washed, hulled, and chopped
- 1 cup fresh raspberries washed
- 1 cup fresh blackberries washed
- 2 bottles rosé wine
- 2 cups pineapple juice
- 1 cup brandy
- 2 cups club soda optional
- 1 or 2 packages frozen berries optional
- Additional berries for garnish
- Add raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries to a pitcher with 2 cups of pineapple juice, a cup of brandy, and 2 bottles of rose wine.
- Chill for 30 minutes in the refrigerator, and then add 2 cups of club soda just before serving.
- Add ice and berries to the glasses, and pour in the sangria.
A perfect combination of sweet and tart flavors, this is an easy concoction to throw together.
- 1 bottle dry rose wine
- 3 oz Giffard Grapefruit Liqueur
- 2 oz Aperol
- 2 oz syrup
- Juice from 1 grapefruit
- 2 cups sliced strawberries
- 2 peaches cut into wedges
- 1 grapefruit thinly sliced and halved
- Add chilled rose to a pitcher filled with ice, and then add the grapefruit fruit and juice.
- Add the syrup and liquor, stir well, and serve.
Enjoy the tasty tang of pineapple with this simple recipe.
- ½ fresh pineapple, cubed
- 12 – 15 fresh strawberries, whole or halved
- 1 cup pineapple juice
- ¼ cup Triple Sec or other orange liqueur
- 1 750 ml bottle dry white wine
- 2 cups sparkling water
- Mint leaves, for garnish
- Lime slices, for garnish
- Brush the pineapple cubes lightly with oil, and grill over medium heat until the pineapple begins to caramelize. Remove from the grill and set to one side.
- Add pineapple juice, strawberries, pineapple, Triple Sec, and wine to a pitcher, and leave in the fridge overnight.
- Add ice to glasses, and fill three-quarters full with Sangria.
- Top with sparkling water, garnish with lime or mint, and serve.
Sweet tea is a summer staple, so why not combine it with the sweetness of sangria?
- 1 bottle of white wine such as sauvignon blanc or pinot grigio
- 5 cups sweet tea
- 1/4 cup triple sec
- 2 cups frozen peach slices
- 2 cups fresh fruit – chopped (such as raspberries, strawberries, lemons, and limes)
- 8 sprigs of mint – for garnish (optional)
- Combine the wine, triple sec, sweet tea, frozen peaches, and fresh fruit in a pitcher, and stir well to combine.
- Chill the pitcher for at least an hour, and serve over ice with a sprig of mint.
Cool and classy, this cucumber sangria is the definition of delicious.
- 750 ml Sauvignon Blanc or other dry white wine
- 1/4 cup gin
- 1/4 cup syrup
- 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
- 2 stalks celery are cut into about 2-3 inch pieces (optional)
- 1 medium cucumber, thinly sliced
- 3 limes, thinly sliced
- Extra lime and cucumber slices for garnish, if desired
- Combine all the ingredients, with the exception of the ice, in a pitcher, and stir well.
- Store in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve, and then serve over ice.
15. Rainbow Sangria
Taste the rainbow with this easy-to-follow recipe.
- 3 parts white wine
- 1½ parts guava juice
- 1½ parts orange juice
- ¼ part brandy
- ¼ part triple sec
- ¼ part Sprite
- Combine all the ingredients, with the exception of the fruit, in a pitcher and mix well.
- Add your chosen fruit into a carafe, and then pour in the sangria over the top.
- Refrigerate for around 4 hours, serve and enjoy!
Enjoy a refreshing, delicious taste with this simple recipe.
- 1 bottle white wine
- 1-liter ginger beer
- ¼ cup peach schnapps or peach liqueur
- 3 ripe peaches
- 2 lemons
- 1 Tsp sugar or sweetener optional
- Slice the lemons and peaches, and add to a pitcher.
- Add the peach schnapps, wine, and ginger beer to the pitcher, and stir well before adding the sugar.
- Chill for between 2 and 4 hours before serving.
17. Camping Sangria
Enjoy your sangria on the go with this super simple recipe – perfect for festivals!
- 1 peach, sliced
- 8-10 strawberries, sliced
- ½ cup white or red grapes
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 2-3 cups white or red wine choose a semi-sweet to sweet wine
- ¼ cup vodka
- 1 liter carbonated or non-carbonated fruit beverage
- Add strawberries, grapes, peaches, and lemon juice to a mason jar, add vodka ¼ of the way up the jar and fill the rest of the jar with the wine.
- Chill overnight if possible.
- Transport the concentrated sangria and liter bottle of fruit beverage to your location, and mix together in a pitcher upon arrival.
- Serve and enjoy!
18. Prosecco Sangria
Enjoy the fizz of Prosecco with the taste of sangria thanks to this delicious recipe.
- 1/4 cup fresh strawberries, halved
- 1/4 cup blueberries, whole
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 cup berry or lemon flavored vodka
- 750 ML bottle of prosecco
- 2 cups club soda
- Combine the sugar and berries in a large pitcher, and set aside for around 15 minutes.
- Add the vodka, stir well, and place in the refrigerator for between 2 and 4 hours.
- Just before serving, add the Prosecco and club soda immediately prior to serving,
19. Melon Sangria
Summer isn’t the same without a touch of refreshing melon – and neither is your sangria!
- 1 cup of honeydew melon
- 1 cup of cantaloupe melon
- 1 bottle chilled, Madria Sangria Moscato
- 1/2 cup Hennessy V.S
- 1 lemon, sliced
- 1 12-ounce lemon-lime soda
- Add the melon balls to a pitcher, and then add the lemon slices, cognac, and Moscato. Cover, and refrigerate for a few hours.
- Just before serving, add the lemon-lime soda, and serve in iced glasses.
The perfect pick-me-up on a hot summer’s day.
- 1 cup red wine
- 1 cup ice cubes, crushed
- ⅓ cup blueberries (frozen)
- ⅓ cup raspberries (fresh)
- ⅓ cup strawberries (frozen)
- ¼ cup orange-flavored liqueur
- ½ orange, juiced
- 1 tbsp white sugar, or more to taste
- Add the blueberries, raspberries, ice cubes, strawberries, red wine, orange juice, orange liqueur, and sugar to a blender, and whizz together until smooth.
- Serve immediately over more ice.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is Sangria?
Traditionally, sangria is a delicious beverage made of fruit, spices, lemonade, and red wine.
Where Does Sangria Originate?
The original source of sangria is Spain, and the country is still famous for delicious sangria!
What Kind Of Wine Is Used For Sangria?
The type of wine used depends on the sangria; red sangria tends to be made with red wine, while white sangria is made with white wine. There are, however, regional variations of sangria, so plenty of space to play with the recipes!
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