15 of the Best Sangria Recipes This Side of Spain

Sangria is more versatile than you probably realize, with combinations that include orange juice, 7-Up and garnacha for a fruity sangria. You can also make a perfect sangria with white wine such as a riesling or pinot grigio. There’s no right or wrong way to make the best sangria you possible can, and why wouldn’t you want to make them all with the numerous variations that sangria lends to you, the crafty cocktail maker you are. With all of the sangria recipes floating around, it’s easy to get lost in the translation of red wines, sparkling wines, and rosé’s of the world.

Before we get started, let’s be clear that sangria should definitely be served in a very large pitcher with a big ol’ spoon for scooping up that delicious, boozy fruit.

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Luckily for you, we’ve gathered up our favorites, from red sangrias, to white, and back to those that are overloaded with fruit, including one with apples! There’s even your traditional Spanish sangria with sweet and dry red wines from Spain.

They’re all on our list of must-make sangria recipes, a list that lends room for everyone. Now that we’ve got our ice cube trays and massive sangria pitchers ready, let’s get into it.

1. Red Wine Sangria

Minimalist Baker

The addition of bourbon into this sangria makes it sweet and savory with that kick you wouldn’t expect in the most traditional of sangrias.

Don’t be fooled by this addition, though, as it is still your go-to red sangria recipe for the books. Get the recipe here.

2. White Wine Sangria

The Rising Spoon

This white wine sangria is made with two bottles of dry riesling, and also has the addition of cranberry juice, and cranberries themselves to give it an even fruitier flavor—one heavily brought out by the riesling.

Get the recipe here.

3. Peach Sangria

Pretty Plain Janes

The key to this peachy sangria is, obviously the addition of peaches, but also the right selection of wine. You don’t want an extra dry white, but you still want it to have the same qualities, such as it’s lack of overbearingness.

Take this sangria with you to your next book club meeting for a sure crowd pleaser. Get the recipe here.

4. Very Berry Sangria

About Wine

Berry Sangrias are ones which are hard to mess up, yet easy to go overboard with. Remember with this that yes, you’re allowed to pile up the fruit, but it’s still a drink at the end of the day!

Save some berries for the side to enjoy that aren’t doused in red or white wine. Get the recipe here.

5. Moscato 7-Up Sangria

Crafty n Delish with Sara

This sangria is taken up a notch with the use of sweet sangria and fizzy 7-Up, giving a taste combination of a sparkling cocktail over ice cubes. What’s more refreshing than that?

Find the recipe here.

6. Strawberry Shortcake Sangria

Lemon Tree Dwelling

Who says rosé doesn’t belong in sangria? No one, that’s who. Mix a few bottles of rosé for a sweet and fruity sangria, topped off with the creaminess a strawberry shortcake. OK, or just a dollop of whipped cream (because you can).

Get the recipe here.

7. Traditional Spanish Sangria

Spanish Sabores

The key to making a traditional Spanish sangria is the use of Spanish wine, whether it be Garnacha or Tempranillo is besides the point. If you want a more berry-centered sangria, opt for the Garnacha.

If you’re into subdued flavors and hints of black cherries, go with the Tempranillo. Get the recipe here.

8. Vodka and Limoncello Sparkling Sangria

Creative-Culinary

This sparkling creation uses prosecco, vodka and limoncello to create your new favorite sangria. The citrus element gives it a refreshing edge, playing into the crispness of the prosecco.

Get the recipe here.

9. Sparkling Pear Sangria

Tablespoon

The fruity elements of this sangria are perfect to splash over a few ice cubes and hand out to your friends on a quiet night in, or in preparation for a rowdy night out. When it’s champagne, you can truly go either way!

Get the recipe here.

10. Blackberry Sangria

Craving Some Creativity

What’s so different about this berrified edition of berry sangria? The mere fact that this sangria is derived from homemade blackberry simple syrup, that’s what.

With this addition, you get the sweetness that doesn’t taste artificial, and that’s something we could all use in our lives. Get the recipe here.

11. Mimosa Sangria

 

Gimme Some Oven

What’s better than a mimosa? A mimosa that’s actually your new favorite sangria. Serve over ice cubes or with handfuls of fruit (preferably of the citrus and berry variety), and don’t forget the orange juice!

Get the recipe here.

12. Citrus Sangria

Spain Recipes

When you can mix white or red wine with brandy, you don’t ask questions; you just do it. This sangria calls for brandy, bitters, and dry red wine.

The dryness of the red wine is important to note, or it could cause a flavor imbalance in your sangria. Get the recipe here.

13. SoHo Sangria

Soho Sonnet

If you’ve never had mint in any of your cocktails or cucumber-infused water, this might seem like a stretch for you. But as they say, don’t kick it until you try it, and the same rings true with this minty sangria.

The cucumbers add that naturally refreshing layer often missing from some of the best sangrias around. Get the recipe here.

14. Easy Sangria

Laughing Spatula

With seven simple ingredients that you likely already have around the house, this flavorful and easy sangria can be used with table reds, dry reds, or even a garnacha.

Get the recipe here.

15. Spice-Infused Winter Sangria

Tasty-Yummies

The existence of garnacha served with spices over ice in this recipe will have you feeling warm and cozy in no time flat. Mix it up with contrasting fruits, such as oranges and orange juice, to make it more of your own!

Get the recipe here.

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