Sweet Summer Sangrias
Summer Melon Rosé Sangria
For a playful presentation, use a melon baller to scoop the fruit into bobbing orbs.
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.
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.
We recommend zesty Spanish albariño, but you can use any other refreshing white wine.
Cool down on a warm afternoon with a batch--or two--of Summer 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.
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.
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!
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
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
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
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
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.
White Peach Sangría Pops
Why should kids have all the popsicle fun? Cool down on hot summer evenings with these adult-friendly spiked popsicles.
This lighter, simpler sangría is popular below the border and calls for just four ingredients (plus water).