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17 Best Sangria Recipes Perfect for Summer

Learn how to make sangria with these quick and easy sangria recipes!

Sangria is like wine punch. It combines wine, fruit, and sugar. Sometimes, people add fruit juice and more potent liquor, as well. 

Red Sangria with Orange and Strawberries
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Of course, that means you can come up with countless sangria recipes.

Combine your favorite wines with your favorite fruits and liquor, and voila! Sangria!

Luckily, if you aren’t that creative, these sangria recipes take the guesswork out of it for you.

From spring to winter, there’s a sangria (or five) for every season on this list.

And fortunately, every single one of them is delicious. So try whichever ones you want!

1. Easy Traditional Red Sangria

This quick, 5-minute sangria uses the typical recipe for summer sangria.

You start with a base of Spanish red wine. To that, you add brandy, orange juice, brown sugar, apples, and oranges.

And don’t forget the ice, of course! The colder it is, the better it tastes. It’s slightly dry, very crisp and refreshing, and ultimately delectable.

2. Blueberry Sangria

Blueberry sangria takes more time and ingredients to make. It’s still just as tasty and invigorating, though.

It has a dry but tart, bright blueberry flavor and isn’t overly sweet.

The mint is more of a garnish than an ingredient. However, I’ve found that I enjoy the freshness it adds when muddled into the glass.

3. Easy Traditional White Sangria

If you want something sweeter, try traditional white sangria instead. It has a tantalizing sweetness that’s fruity, citrusy, and fantastic.

White sangria is perfect for those who enjoy a more punch-like beverage. In fact, even though you’ll add brandy, you’ll barely taste the alcohol in this one.

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For that reason, be sure to keep it away from the kids. It tastes more like fruit juice than anything they shouldn’t be drinking.

4. Lemon Raspberry Sangria

This delightful drink tastes just like boozy raspberry lemonade. It’s both sweet and tart and will leave your mouth tingly after drinking it.

Plus, all the fresh fruit you add will soak up the alcohol. That way, you’ll get to enjoy the drink, then eat the liquor-soaked fruit for extra decadence.

If you’re looking for an excellent poolside sangria, here it is.

5. Watermelon Sangria

Watermelon sangria is an enchanting, pretty-in-pink drink. It has a light taste and a powerful kick.

It’s zesty, slightly citrus-flavored, and full of watermelon flavor. 

It’s also deceptively strong. That shouldn’t come as a surprise, though. After all, you add triple sec, vodka, and white wine to a single pitcher.

It’s fresh and crisp but also sweet enough to mask most of the alcohol flavor.

6. Easy Fall Sangria

This 5-minute fall sangria recipe is fruity to the max. It combines apples, pears, oranges, pear liqueur, and hard apple cider.

There are other ingredients, too, but those are the most flavorful.

There’s plenty of apple and cinnamon, making it perfect for fall. Additionally, the pears add a tart sweetness of their own.

Of all the drinks here, this one is one of the loveliest. There’s just something so formal and elegant about it.

So, if you need a sangria for a special occasion, you might enjoy this one.

7. Cranberry Chai Sangria

This fruit-filled drink is flavorful and bittersweet. It has a unique taste that’s hard to describe. I think that comes from the chai tea and pinot noir base.

Whatever the reason, it’s difficult to tell you precisely how this one tastes. It’s dry but not too dry, sweet but not overly so.

It’s also tart, but not sour and just bitter enough to add complexity.

The cinnamon and various fruits make it smell as amazing as it tastes. It’s a wonderful drink for fall or winter.

8. Frozen Sangria Slushie

These deep purple drinks are gorgeous. They’re also boozy, flavorful, and fun. You can’t go wrong with alcoholic slushies, especially when they taste this good.

They’re a berry-heavy treat that’ll help you beat the summer heat.

9. Sangria Moscato

This light, fizzy drink is definitely on the tarter side of the spectrum. With lime, green apple, and grapefruit, it doesn’t have much choice. 

It’s a refreshing summer beverage that isn’t too sweet. If you aren’t a fan of grapefruit, don’t automatically discount it.

I’m not a huge grapefruit person, either, but I enjoy it.

The other ingredients help mellow out the grapefruit’s bitterest edges.

10. Rosé Summer Sangria 

This elegant drink is ideal for weddings, anniversaries, and other formal events. It’s a gorgeous, sparkling sangria overflowing with berries.

It has a light, fresh taste that’ll help you cool down in the summer heat.

And because it isn’t too sweet, it won’t leave you feeling heavy after drinking it.

11. Pina Colada Sangria

Want to know the only thing better than a pina colada in the summer? A pina colada sangria in the summer!

This potent drink is sweet and features the robust flavors of pineapple and coconut. It’s a lovely sangria, and you’ll load it down with fruit. 

Don’t just add the pineapples and cherries to the top, either! Fill that glass full! Also, try to make it the night before you plan to serve it. 

That gives the fruit time to soak up even more alcohol. After all, boozy fruit is the best kind of fruit.

12. Strawberry Plum Rose Sangria

Anyone who loves strawberries will enjoy this six-ingredient sangria. It’s also a good option for people who don’t like to taste the alcohol in their drinks. 

It’s about 99.9% fruit anyway. (That’s not exactly a scientific measurement. ;-p)

Seriously, though, you’ll make it with plums, strawberries, cherries, and lemon-lime soda. There’s also Chambord and rosé, but they pale compared to the fruit.

It’s a fruity, strawberry-packed drink that tastes more like punch than sangria.

13. Melon Sangria

This fun, colorful pitcher will be the centerpiece of your table. Serve it for brunch, lunch, or drinks by the pool.

It doesn’t matter, as people will love it no matter the occasion. 

With all the juicy melon balls, it’s like a summer fruit cup – in wine! 

And feel free to think outside the box when it comes to the melons you use. Watermelon, cantaloupe, and honeydew are standard. 

However, if you can find golden melon, crane melon, or winter melon, add those, too!

14. Tropical Pineapple Coconut Sangria

This yellow sangria is similar to the pina colada above. It, too, features the flavors of pineapple and coconut. 

This one is tangier, though, and much more citrusy. Thanks to its tropical taste, it’s the perfect island or beach sangria. 

However, it isn’t as rich and sweet as a pina colada. You can still feel refreshed after drinking it.

15. Passion Fruit and Pineapple Sangria

Here’s another beach-friendly sangria option. It combines passion fruit, pineapple, and white grape juices. There’s also Moscato and ginger ale. 

After that, you can throw in as much fruit as you want. I like to add kiwi, Granny Smith apples, and strawberries. Use those, or pick your own options.

It’s bound to taste fantastic either way, just like summer in a glass.

16. Peach Sangria

This peach sangria is 100% pure Georgia peaches. Seriously, there’s a truckload of peachy goodness in every sip. 

Its sparkly, golden appearance makes it a lovely drink for any occasion. But that peach-heavy taste screams southern brunches in the garden.

It’s cold, crisp, and refreshing. However, if you don’t like peaches, give this one a pass. I’m not kidding when I say it’s like drinking a peach.

17. Citrus Beer Sangria

Why choose between beer, sangria, and liquor? With this drink, you can have all three!

Unlike most sangria, there’s no wine in this libation. Instead, the beer or hard cider takes its place. 

There’s still vodka, juice, and plenty of fruit, though. It’s a bittersweet, citrusy drink whose flavor will change depending on the type of beer you use.

It’ll be sweeter and fruitier if you use Angry Orchard as the base. If you add Gumballhead wheat beer instead, it’ll have more of a lemon beer taste.

Just experiment to find what works best for you. That’s half the fun of trying new drinks, anyway!

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NaTaya Hastings
NaTaya Hastings is a food and recipe writer for Insanely Good Recipes. She’s an educator, boy mom, dog mom, and whatever-stray-enters-the-yard mom. As a result, she's constantly cooking for both humans and animals.

Luckily, she enjoys it!

Though born, raised, and still living in Alabama, her specialty is NOT down-home Southern cooking. Instead, she loves to experiment with Asian, Mexican, Italian, and other ethnic cuisines. She has two mottos when it comes to cooking. “The more spice, the better!” and “There’s no such thing as too much garlic!”

She’s also pretty good with desserts. Especially the easy, no-bake ones.

Her favorite things are cuddling with her four giant dogs, traveling, reading, writing, and hanging out in nature. She’s also pretty excellent at Dominoes.

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