Sweet Summer Sangrias

Whether you prefer white or red, one of these refreshing sangria recipes is sure to please.

  • White Sangria
    Photo: Charles Maraia

    White Sangria

    Nothing says summer like pool parties, grilling, and pitchers of sangria, of course! Sangria, a Spanish wine punch often served in summer, is great for entertaining because you can make large batches in advance and alter the recipe according to the type of wine or fruit you have.

    Cool down on a warm afternoon with a glass of cold, white sangria filled with your favorite fruits. The best part about this drink is that the longer it sits, the sweeter it gets.

  • Zen Sangria
    Photo: © Matthew Hranek

    Zen Sangria

    This Asian-style sangria combines Sauvignon Blanc with green tea–flavored vodka, but it can be made with plain or citrus vodka as well. The combination of flavors will have you feeling more zen in no time.
  • Mango-Peach Sangria
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    Mango-Peach Sangria

    John Besh of Restaurant August in New Orleans serves this lightly sweet, fruity white-wine sangria over plenty of ice cubes. "Use Viognier—it has a nice balance of fruit and acidity," he says.
  • Spanish Sangria

    Spanish Sangria

    Sangria is known as the summer drink of choice in Spain and Portugal. This drink is a party favorite because it can be prepared up to 5 hours in advance—plenty of time to get everything ready and mingle with guests!
  • Sparkling Sangria
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro

    Sparkling Sangria

    Cava is a Spanish sparkling wine with less acidity than Champagne; you may substitute another sparkling wine, such as prosecco, if you prefer. Top each beverage with a mint sprig for a fragrant garnish.
  • Red Wine Sangria
    Photo: Maura McEvoy

    Red Wine Sangria

    Combine lemonade, fresh fruit, and a bottle of red wine for a colorful summertime drink. Sangria is great for entertaining because you can mix up a pitcher and be done.
  • Carolina Peach Sangria
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Sissy Lamerton

    Carolina Peach Sangria

    Be sure to use rosé, not white Zinfandel, in this cool drink. You might also want to make a double batch, since this will definitely be a hit with guests.
  • Cranberry Juice Sangria
    Photo: Mark Thomas; Styling: Stephana Bottom

    Cranberry Juice Sangria

    Beaujolais wine is fruity and combines nicely with the cranberry and orange juice in this recipe. This is a fun twist on the usual red sangria that guests are sure to love.
  • Sparkling White Sangria
    Photo: Francesco Lagnese

    Sparkling White Sangria

    With only 3 ingredients, this sparking sangria couldn’t be any easier. Combine sparkling wine, apricot nectar, and triple sec for a sophisticated take on this summer favorite. Add frozen grapes to give it a pretty presentation.
  • Cava Sangria
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Missie Neville Crawford

    Cava Sangria

    For a light and quick poolside drink, Cava Sangria is the way to go. Refreshing and fruity, this 5-ingredient sangria has the perfect combination of flavors from the strawberries and mint leaves. After the first sip, you’ll feel like you’re on vacation.
  • White Peach Sangría Pops
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham

    White Peach Sangría Pops

    Why should kids have all the popsicle fun? Cool down on hot summer evenings with these adult-friendly spiked popsicles.
  • Mexican Sangria
    Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Heather Chadduck

    Mexican Sangría

    This lighter, simpler sangría is popular below the border and calls for just four ingredients (plus water).

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