Sangria is a red wine punch that originated in Spain and Portugal and although it has been enjoyed there for hundreds of years, Americans didn’t find out about it until the 1964 World’s Fair. Sangria recipes now are filled with fruit and different types of wine – even whites, making it a Sangria Blanco.
Try one of these refreshing Sangria recipes on a hot summer day or at your next gathering.
Lemonade, sugar and slices of fruit from citrus flavors to apricots and berries make this white wine based Sangria a flavorful accompaniment to any backyard barbecue.
Berries, cranberry juice and red wine make this a crowdpleaser for those with tart tastes. This is even a good option at the holidays for a festive punch-like drink.
4. Pear and Prosecco Sangria
Whether you’re reducing sugar for personal reasons or have a dietary restriction, you shouldn’t be excluded from the party. This recipe uses Agave nectar instead of sugar and still has a full flavor.
You don’t have to drink mint juleps to feel like you’re in the South. This Carolina Peach Sangria – complete with vodka, lemonade and rose wine is perfect for any hot day on the porch.
Elder…what? Yes, elderflower liqueur, made from the flowers of the elderberry bush. Nectarines, plums, white wine and…rum! Yum! What’s not to love?
Grapefruit juice – or make it into grapefruit sorbet, strawberries, white wines and this sangria becomes tarty sweet awesomeness. What a refreshing drink after a hot day filled with yard work – or laying out by the pool.
The Chic Table’s sangria recipe makes this seasonal cocktail even more seasonal. Infusing the fruit with the brandy and wine gives it tons of flavor.
The kids didn’t eat all of that watermelon? Shucks. Have to make some Sangria out of it. Pip and Ebby use raspberry liqueur to make this Sangria taste amazing.
While this Sangria looks like it came out of a website called “ThingsThatAreGreen.com,” it’s actually a delightful mix of lime, mint, melon and cucumber. Cucumber can be one of the most refreshing items on a hot day and it’s subtle flavor boosts the flavors of the other items in the mix. Not just for watching the Kentucky Derby, this sangria can be enjoyed anytime!
A little OJ, a little brandy, a little sprig of Thai Basil and this Sangria becomes a savory, sweet refreshing drink. A wonderful accompaniment to that grilled chicken or fish, you could add the basil sprigs and orange slices to your salmon and enhance the flavors even more. Or you could just drink it.
Blood oranges make anything look good. The striking contrast of color between the blood oranges and the berries is awesome. Rim the glasses with sugar, mix the wine, brandy and club soda and YUM! Just try and avoid Facebooking while drinking it.
Because on a hot day, what could possibly be better? Nothing. That’s what.