Try these sangria recipes for a refreshing, fruity drink that's perfect for entertaining large crowds.
A sweet and tangy sangria recipe is the best addition to any summer party. Sangria can be made using white, red, or sparkling wines. A red wine sangria recipe is the most traditional and we suggest using fruits like oranges, cherries, and lemons to add flavor and colorful garnish. If you are a making a big batch sangria recipe, you can add club soda right before serving to give it an extra sparkling touch. A white wine sangria is also a delightful recipe. In addition to the lemons, oranges, and cherries – this pairs wonderfully with lime and cubed apples. Sparkling sangria is also delicious especially if prepared with fresh mint and strawberries. This will be a summer recipe not to disappoint!
Southern Sangria Recipes
Recipe: Carolina Peach Sangria
Southern sangria recipes are light and fresh, and create perfectly pleasing warm-weather libations. Stir up a batch for a refreshing sipper. This delicious Carolina Peach Sangria calls for fresh peach slices, fresh raspberries, and peach nectar for its fantastic flavor. You can substitute peach-flavored vodka for the peach nectar if you prefer. Otherwise, just under a cup of vodka will amp up the taste. It also has some lemonade concentrate for a little bit of tart bite, and some chilled club soda so it brings just the right amount of bubble and sparkle. Be sure to use rosé, not white Zinfandel, in this cool sangria.
Recipe: Cava Sangria
For a light and quick poolside drink, Cava Sangria is the way to go. Cava is a Spanish sparkling wine, and it brings an effervescent taste to any drink. Along with the remainder of the recipe, which is 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. If you prefer, you may substitute Champagne, or another sparkling wine, for the Cava. Garnish these with fresh sugar cane sticks and you will feel as if you are waiting on an afternoon thunderstorm while you feel the breeze picking up just a bit.
Recipe: Frozen Sangría
If you are planning a party for a large crowd, it’s easy for the cost to get out of hand. Try serving bottled beer and this festive sangria. It makes around 24 servings without breaking the bank. Total cost is about $13. Start with a gallon of sangria; add in a two-liter lemon-lime soft drink, and a can of frozen limeade, thawed. Freeze this for 24 hours before the party, then thaw it for an hour, let it get a little slushy, and stir in some sliced citrus fruits. This will make a great frozen treat. This is also an easy recipe to double for larger groups.
Recipe: Mexican Sangría
If you order sangria below the border, you may be surprised to find it's not laden with chunks of fruit and lacks the extra liqueur kick usually expected from Spanish sangria. Mexican Sangria is light and refreshing, like a grown-up wine cooler. If you want the same flavors and sensations, you will want to follow this simple and elegant recipe. A little red wine, a little sparkling water, some lime juice, and a lot of water all come together to make this drink. Add in some sliced fruit, and some sugar, and you have traditional Mexican sangria. Think of this as "session sangria," the one you could enjoy over a long, hot, summer afternoon.
Recipe: Citrus Sangria
Sangria can be packed with fruit, but not all are necessarily citrus. If you love the flavors of these summer sensations, Citrus Sangria will be the perfect recipe for your sunset party. Three ingredients—white Zinfandel, white grape juice, and sliced oranges, lemons, and limes—are all it takes to make this big-batch party punch. This refreshing sangria is great for entertaining large crowds and will definitely keep the festivities going. Plan to serve this over ice to keep it cool, which will be perfect for your beach party vibe. You and your guests will love every single sip.
This is one classic recipe for traditional sangria. Peach nectar is a sweet, intensely flavored drink that's usually sold on the international food aisle, with the fruit juices, or with the cocktail mixes. This recipe mixes the peach nectar with dry red wine, orange liqueur, club soda, and orange juice, as well as sugar and a range of citrus fruits. The surprise here may be the Granny Smith apple, although apples add in just a little bite to this delicate, sweet sangria.
Recipe: Sangría Blanco
This white wine sangria—with a little orange liqueur—adds in the surprise touch of mint for that little extra jolt of refreshment. Fresh strawberries bring in an extra a touch of color and sweetness to this stimulating beverage. Add in the soft drink and the fresh fruits just before serving this drink. The lemon, lime, and orange slices all assert a little tartness against the sweetness of the wine and the orange liqueur. The sliced strawberries will add in even more sweet delight with each sip. Serve this with red grapes and strawberries on the side so guests can garnish their drinks as they wish.
Warm Spiced Sangria
Recipe: Warm Spiced Sangria
If you think you might want a warm beverage for winter, then Warm Spiced Sangria is the perfect recipe. This spice-infused wine punch will fill you with warmth and cheer from the inside out. It has the subtle flavors of black peppercorns, whole allspice, and all cloves, as well as orange rind strips and the sweetness of orange juice. Brandy and dry red wine make this beverage bold and direct. Serve Warm Spiced Sangria in a clear glass mug to show off the cinnamon stick and fruit garnishes.