5 Party-Perfect Sangria Recipes

Watermelon Sangria
Photo: Katie Jacobs

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!

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Southern Sangria Recipes

Southern Sangria Recipes
Jennifer Davick

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.

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Strawberry and Peach Sangria

strawberry and peach sangria in a pitcher and wine glasses
Alison Miksch

Recipe: Strawberry and Peach Sangria

Dry white wine, sparkling water, and peach brandy combine for a fruity, refreshing sangria that is so refreshing you may find yourself a pitcher deep before you realize it.

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Watermelon Sangria

Watermelon Sangria
Katie Jacobs

Recipe: Watermelon Sangria

This pink drink has the tartness of lime juice to balance the sweetness of fresh watermelon juice. How do you get watermelon juice? Blend watermelon in a blender, then strain through a fine-mesh sieve. The pulp is left behind, but all the juice drips out for the most exquisite fresh juice.

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Cranberry Sangria Punch

Cranberry Sangría Punch
Hector Manuel Sanchez; Prop Styling: Karin Olsen; Food Styling: William Smith

Recipe: Cranberry Sangria Punch

Sangria isn't just a summer sipper. This sangria recipe is delicious in winter, when the flavors of brut Champagne, citrus, and fresh cranberries are a nod to the warmer flavors we prefer when it's chilly out.

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Caramel Apple Sangria

Caramel Apple Sangria
Photo: Alison Miksch, Food styling: Erin Merhar; Prop styling: Prissy Lee

Recipe: Caramel Apple Sangria

While others are enjoying warm cocoa and piping hot cider, you can imbibe those same flavors but in a refreshing, chilled sangria.

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