25 Best Sangria Recipes That Will Get the Party Started
Ask Ree: pitcher drinks are great for entertaining!
Sangria just screams summer–just ask Ree Drummond! To make things easier, The Pioneer Woman suggests mixing a pitcher drink that's fit for a crowd. "All you need is a pitcher of sangria to make it a party," she says—and we couldn't agree more! That's where this list of the best sangria recipes will come in handy. Here, you'll find sangrias made with red, white, and rosé wine so they're perfect for any time of year.
If you're new to sangria, let us introduce you to the classic cocktail that comes from Spain and Portugal. The basic ingredients usually consist of wine and fruit, plus other liquors, and sweeteners. Some variations also turn sangria into a sparkling cocktail by topping it off with a splash of seltzer. The best part is choosing a wine for sangria doesn't have to be expensive. In fact, you can use an affordable bottle since it'll be mixed with other ingredients. "I usually make a batch or two for the Fourth of July," Ree says, "but this year, I went rogue and turned my usual fruit-wine combos into frozen drinks! Go ahead and create your own flavors: Just blend wine, fruit, liqueur, sugar, and ice. The best part: You don't have to wait for the fruit to infuse like you do when you make traditional sangria. The fun starts right away!" Whether you're hosting a dinner party or a backyard BBQ, these light, refreshing, and fruity sangria recipes are perfect for any gathering with friends.
This sangria has not one but two types of wine! Rose gives it a pretty pink color while the Prosecco adds a burst of bubbly.
Get Ree's Strawberry Sangria recipe.
There are so many different red wines to choose from when it comes to making red sangria. A Spanish red wine would be a great choice, but you can also go with Merlot or any red that's not too sweet. Don't forget, you'll be adding juice and fruit!
Get the Red Sangria recipe.
Apple Cider Sangria
Seasonal apples are the star of this white sangria. There's even apple cider and apple brandy used in the mix.
Get Ree's Apple Cider Sangria recipe.
Red Berry Frozen Sangria
Frozen sangria is ready in just 10 minutes so it couldn't be easier! The refreshing drink is perfect for those last-minute guest situations.
Get Ree's Red Berry Frozen Sangria recipe.
Pineapple-Peach Frozen Sangria
For a taste of summer all year round, try this slushy sangria made with frozen peaches and pineapples. It'll taste like a burst of sunshine.
Get Ree's Pineapple-Peach Frozen Sangria recipe.
Sangria is often thought of as a warm-weather drink, but it's just as delicious in the winter, too! Just use seasonal fruits like oranges, apples, and cranberries to make it festive for the colder months.
Get Ree's Winter Sangria recipe.
Fresh watermelon is such a treat. It's sweet, juicy, and refreshing—just like this drink!
Get Ree's Watermelon Sangria recipe.
Sangria doesn't have to be complicated! This one is so simple, even the fruit is optional, but it's highly recommended.
Get the 2-Ingredient Sangria recipe.
Blood Orange Pomegranate Sparkling Sangria
This unconventional sangria features sparkling rose wine, fresh blood oranges, and pomegranate seeds. Combined with some brandy and simple syrup, it's a cocktail you'll turn to again and again.
Get the Blood Orange Pomegranate Sparkling Sangria recipe at Cookie and Kate.
This white wine sangria is made with elderflower liqueur so it has plenty of floral flavor. If you can find edible flowers to add to the pitcher, it'll really make this cocktail ready for spring!
Get the Floral Sangria recipe at Sugar and Charm.
Sweet Moscato Sangria
This recipe uses a mix of mix of white and pink moscato wines, which is refreshing and sweet at the same time. It'll pair perfectly with the sweetness from the fruit.
Frozen Tropical Sangria
Make this refreshing, frozen beverage on a hot summer day—or in the winter when you're wishing you were on a tropical island!
Strawberry Kiwi Sangria
The combination of strawberries and kiwi gives this sangria a sweet and tart flavor. You'll love to eat the wine-infused fruit after you finish the drink!
Pineapple Mint Julep Sangria
This recipe combines two classic cocktails: sangria and mint julep! So it has both crisp white wine and flavorful bourbon.
Get the Pineapple Mint Julep Sangria recipe at A Farmgirl's Dabbles.
Rosé Lemonade Elderflower Sangria
Just like a pink lemonade, but with the added bonus of rosé wine and elderflower liqueur, this drink will look so pretty at any celebration. Try it alongside a rosé sheet cake!
Get the Rose Lemonade Elderflower Sangria recipe at Spices in My DNA.
Easy Frozen Sangria
This red sangria gets a slushy treatment by blending it up with frozen fruits. It's refreshing, fun, and so easy to make!
Citrus and Spice Sangria
Tangerines and persimmons are the fruit of choice in this sweet and tart sangria. The citrusy notes blend so nicely with the warm cinnamon and vanilla.
Get the Citrus and Spice Sangria recipe at Posh Little Designs.
Peach Rosé Sangria
This sangria uses peaches three ways: peach liqueur, peach nectar, and fresh peach slices. It's so summery!
A touch of bourbon gives this red sangria a hint of caramel and vanilla flavor. For even more flavor, the cinnamon sticks and star anise are a nice addition.
White Wine Sangria
Citrusy-sweet fruits, like oranges and strawberries, make this sangria perfect for a brunch party. Of course, other fruits like raspberries or blueberries would work, too. Use what you have!
Get the White Wine Sangria recipe at My Food Story.
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