15 Quick and Easy Sangria Recipes

Combine fruits, juices, and wine into the perfect summer punch

Basic Sangria

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Sangria is a delicious fruit-based wine "punch" with roots in Spain, but now popular all around the world. Typically, sangrias are made with red wine, fresh seasonal fruit, and a bit of bubbly water or citrus-flavored soda. They're easy to make, even easier to drink, and a huge hit at summer parties.

Choosing Wine for Your Sangria

One of the beauties of sangria is that you can use a variety of different wines in the recipe mix—often, a wine that hasn't been finished the day before will find its way into a sangria pitcher. Wines in the good value category are also the perfect sangria base. All of the wines listed in the sangria wine guide are good ones to drink on their own and have been selected for their specific flavor profiles and style components to highlight the various fruit additions in these recipes. Keep in mind that all of the following recipes are based on a standard 750ml bottle of wine.


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    Super Fruity Sangria

    Homemade Sparkling White Wine Sangria

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    This refreshing recipe maximizes the fruit content and adds a new twist, using white wine instead of traditional red ones. The super fruity sangria is a hit a party!

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    White Wine Sangria

    White Wine Sangria

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    A super simple twist that features white wine as its boozy base, this vibrant white wine sangria drink is also infused with three types of citrus and ginger ale.

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    Best Party Sangria


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    This red sangria marries together the flavor from several fruits. It's always a favorite for big summer parties and is the best party sangria, so you may want to consider doubling (or even tripling!) the recipe.

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    Lower Sugar Sangria

    Red sangria

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    Whether you're working around dietary restrictions for specific health reasons or just trying to limit your sugar intake in general, this lower sugar sangria—which uses agave nectar instead—is for you.

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    Rosé Sangria

    Strawberry Lime (with mint) Sangria
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    Imagine sweet strawberries zipped up with a fresh squeeze of lime and a lively dash of mint, propped up by a rosé. This pretty-in-pink rosé sangria finds its flavor footing in the limeade-like synergy of tart citrus and the decidedly sweet side of the fresh strawberry.

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    Thanksgiving Fall Sangria

    A glass of Thanksgiving fall sangria

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    Don't wait until turkey day to try this Thanksgiving fall sangria recipe. Apples, pears, and oranges are available year-round, so this cocktail, made with gin, brandy, white wine, and pomegranate juice, is delicious any time.

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    Instant Sangria

    Sangria in pitcher

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    Usually, the best sangrias are the ones that are made ahead, allowed to "marinate" overnight and packed with more fruit before serving. However, you can plan ahead for spur of the moment events by making these sangria ice cubes. When unannounced guests pop by (or a sangria craving hits), simply drop a few in a glass of wine for an instant sangria, that's definitely a party hit.

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    The "Just Peachy" Sangria

    Peach Sangria
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    The "just peachy" sangria is a refreshing warm-weather drink that ups the ante with a splash of peach schnapps, this made-for-summer recipe—which also includes slices of fresh fruit—will add sizzle to any seasonal bash.

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    Tropical Sangria

    White wine sangria

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    Use pineapple and passion fruit juice mixed with a sweeter white wine to make this tropical sangria, an unforgettable drink that'll transport you to a faraway island.

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    Down Under Sangria

    The New Zealander Sangria

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    Kiwis and limes go into this knock-out punch of Down Under sangria. Use a New Zealand sauvignon blanc to further play up its roots.

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    Basic Sangria

    Basic Sangria

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    The beauty of the basic sangria is that it's as delicious as it is easy, and it only gets better as you spice it up with fruits, spices, or herbs of your choice.

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    Vodka Sangria

    White Lightning sangria
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     A flashy vodka sangria that is sure to light up any back deck party, this white wine concoction is easy to make and quick to refill. It offers a powerful "cocktail-like" punch with its dash of vodka.

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    Raspberry Lemonade Sangria

    Raspberry Lemonade
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    Fresh raspberries and lemon slices add to the puckery zip of this raspberry lemonade sangria. You can use a mix of white wines or just stick with a single bottle; either way, the sangria combines the bright citrus flavors of lemon with the sweet taste of berries for a refreshing blast to the palate.

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    Fresh Strawberry Sangria


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    This is the wine lover's answer to strawberry daiquiris. Take full advantage of one of summertime's favorite fruits and mix it with one of the summer's most requested wines, a rosé! The stunning red-hued strawberry sangria is sure to be a hit anytime, anywhere.

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    White Wine Pineapple Sangria

    Pineapple sangria

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    This tropical punch takes a white wine of your choosing and marries it with the island ingredients like fresh-cut pineapple and coconut rum, accented with a sprig of refreshing mint. Everyone will love this white wine pineapple sangria!