20 Fantastic Sangria Recipes

Mix Up Your Sangria Routine

White Peach Sangria
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Serving sangria at a party is the perfect way to entertain your guests. There really are no rules to sangrias, either! While the basic recipe calls for red wine and a lot of fresh fruit—sometimes with a little brandy or rum tossed in—there are many unique sangria recipes for you to explore. From lightly flavored white sangrias to those with exotic fruits or even a little warmth, there's a lot of potential with this favorite party punch and a sangria available for every occasion and season.

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    Basic Sangria

    Sangria is a great summer drink to share
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    The basic sangria recipe has three elements: wine, fresh fruit, and soda. They combine to create a sparkling fruit punch and you can interpret each ingredient any way you like. A perfect introduction, this particular recipe includes brandy and orange liqueur to add a nice kick.

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    Silver Sangria

    Nolet's Silver Dry Gin's Silver Sangria Punch Recipe
    Nolet's Gin

    Light, refreshing, and sparkling, this silver sangria recipe takes a softer approach, perfect for a spring and summer brunch. It features a floral gin mixed with dry white wine, white grape juice, and fresh grapes and apples. As with any sangria, it's very easy to mix up the night before a party, allowing the flavor to really develop.

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    Sparkling Strawberry Rosé Sangria

    Sparkling Strawberry Rosé Sangria

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    There are few pairings that can outshine strawberries and rosé wine! Many rosés have strawberry notes, so it's only natural that the two are a perfect match. This sparkling sangria recipe shows it off in style and you'll be delighted that it's also incredibly easy.

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    New Zealander Sangria

    The New Zealander Sangria
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    The New Zealander sangria is a lot of fun and definitely unique. It pairs white wine with kiwi and tangerine, adding a ginger ale sparkle just before service. With just six ingredients, it's one of the simplest sangrias and a guaranteed crowd pleaser!

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    White Peach Sangria

    White Peach Sangria
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    You can also turn to peaches when you want sangria with a lighter profile. The super refreshing white peach sangria uses mango rum and peach schnapps to sweeten the drier profile of Pinot Grigio. Fresh citrus fruits are recommended but don't forget to add fresh peaches when they're at the market.

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    White Lightning Sangria

    White Lightning Sangria
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    Sorry, there's no moonshine in the white lightning sangria! Instead, the theme of this recipe is "white" ingredients that combine for a very refreshing punch. You'll mix vodka and white grape juice with your favorite white wine, then toss fresh grapes, apples, and pineapples into the mix.

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    Raspberry Lemonade Sangria

    Raspberry Lemonade Sangria

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    A pretty little punch, this recipe is a cross between sangria and spiked lemonade and it is too beautiful to ignore. Beyond white wine and lemonade, it features fresh raspberries and lemons. Serve it at a summer patio party or brunch and everyone will be happy!

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    Bloody Rum Punch

    Don Q Bloody Rum Punch
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    While this recipe may not say that it's a sangria, it fits the formula perfectly. The bloody rum punch is one of the more potent options because it uses a full bottle of rum! Its red wine plays back up, as does fresh citrus juices and triple sec. The deep red color is ideal for Halloween, especially if you go all out with creepy garnishes.

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    Strawberry-Kiwi Sangria

    Strawberry-Kiwi Sangria

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    With just five ingredients, you can mix up this simple and delightful punch. The strawberry-kiwi sangria includes the two fruits, a nice white wine, and lemon-lime soda. Its fizzy, refreshing taste is ideal for adding a splash to any backyard barbecue.

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    Fruity Spiced Sangria

    Fruity Spiced Sangria

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    Add a little spice to your sangria routine with this intriguing recipe. While you might expect cinnamon sticks in the fruity spice sangria, the surprising ingredient is honeydew melon. It works really well with the red wine and brandy, and the apple slices help marry the multi-seasonal flavors.

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    Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria

    Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria

    Leah Maroney

    The recipe you need for autumn affairs is this sparkling apple cider sangria. In it, sparkling white wine is combined with apple cider and fresh apples. The flavor really comes together when you add the sweet taste of caramel vodka and the spice of ginger liqueur.

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    Strawberry Citrus Moscato Sangria

    Strawberry Citrus Moscato Sangria
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    Any style of wine can work in sangria, even Moscato. The sweeter wine is a great foundation for the strawberry citrus Moscato sangria recipe. While you will use fresh oranges and strawberries, the sweet berry flavor is enhanced with a liqueur. The mint is a really nice touch, too.

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    Puerto Rican Sangria

    Puerto Rican Sangria

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    Rosé wine and Puerto Rican rum make a very fine sangria. This simple recipe uses fresh orange, lemon, and pineapple juices rather than whole fruits, so it only needs to rest for an hour, not overnight. If you're in a pinch and need a quick punch, it can save the day.

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    Blueberry Sangria

    Blueberry Sangria

    Roco Juli

    Blueberries are the star of this fruity sangria, coming in as both juice and fresh berries. It's a nice change and definitely different, so it will also be a brilliant surprise for your guests. Spanish white wines are preferred, making this a great excuse to explore styles like Albarino and Verdejo.

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    Pineapple Sangria

    Pineapple Sangria

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    Put a pineapple twist in your summer parties with this tasty sangria. The pineapple sangria accents its signature fruit with orange and lemon wedges and uses white wine and ginger ale. It's the three shots of coconut rum that finish it off perfectly, giving it a light piña colada-like flavor.

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    Strawberry Rhubarb Sangria

    Strawberry Rhubarb Sangria

    Leah Maroney 

    If you have always reserved rhubarb for spring desserts, you'll be amazed at how well it works in drinks. Rhubarb doesn't juice well, but there are ways around that. In the strawberry rhubarb sangria, it's made into a rhubarb syrup, which is then mixed with white wine, vodka, elderflower liqueur, and strawberries. It's an unbelievable taste that you won't want to keep to yourself.

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    Mojito Sangria

    Mojito Sangria

    Leah Maroney

    Sometimes you have to look to popular cocktails to find inspiration for a new sangria recipe. That's exactly what happened with the mojito sangria. There is no rum, but it does include the lime-mint combination that defines the cocktail. A dry white wine is recommended, but you can opt for a sparkling version to give the sangria a real boost.

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    Brazilian Sangria

    Brazilian Sangria

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    The Brazilian sangria recipe gets a little wild and, admittedly, it's almost too much fun! The mix uses cachaça rather than rum and specifies Spanish brandy to pair with a deeply flavored red wine. Yet, it's the addition of absinthe that makes it very interesting.

    The recipe is written for a single drink so you can try it out for yourself. It's also easy to multiply to serve a room full of guests.

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    Winter Warmer Mulled Sangria

    Christina Karl's Winter Warmer Mulled Sangria Cocktail
    Christina Karl

    Sangria is not reserved for summer! The winter warmer mulled sangria brings the red wine favorite into holiday and winter parties by adding a mulled wine twist. Everything you love about sangria remains, the recipe simply adds Jägermeister, a blend of cranberry and pomegranate, and a sachet of mulling spices.

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    Virgin Sangria

    Virgin Sangria

    Jennifer Perillo 

    There will always be parties where alcohol is not the best route. Luckily, there's a delightful virgin sangria recipe to fill that gap. This punch is filled with layers of fruit and the wine is replaced with two types of grape juice and sparkling apple cider. It's utterly delicious, offering a taste young and old will love.