Best-Ever Sangria Recipes

Life is good! Celebrate with any of these 11 classic and unique sangria recipes.

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What is summer without fun outdoor festivities, like a chill rooftop hangout, backyard barbeque, picnic at the park or a party by the pool? Well, that’s a summer misspent, friends. One of the best ways to spend a summer evening, in our opinion, is in an unplanned hangout, enjoying the warm night air with a cool cocktail in hand. But making a slew of mixed drinks for yourself, let alone for a few loved ones, can be time consuming. Do you even know where your shaker is?

Instead of making individual drinks for each person, grab a large pitcher, a mixing spoon and a few wine glasses to make a batch of sangria. Originally from Spain and Portugal, sangria is a classic wine punch you can whip up ahead of a gathering or in five minutes to serve to all your friends at once. 

Listed below are 11 classic and unique sangria recipes that you can make at home to get your wheels turning and your weekend started. Cheers!

Easy traditional red sangria

A pitcher of red sangria on a table next to an orange
Source: Minimalist Baker

Prep time: 5 minutes

Total time: 8 minutes

This easy, six-ingredient, traditional red sangria recipe is the stuff that summer cocktail dreams are made of—it’s fruity, sweet and refreshing. For your next outdoor gathering, greet your guests with a large pitcher of this traditional sangria. It’ll definitely get the party started. Before settling on the type you’re going to use, be sure to check out all the different types of red wine.

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White sangria recipe

A glass of white sangria on a table surrounded by fruit
Source: Celebrating Sweets

Prep time: 5 minutes

Total time: 10 minutes

Have some leftover fruit from your weekly visit to the farmers’ market? Use it to make this delicious white sangria recipe. Tip: If you’re going to serve this immediately after assembly, then use chilled ingredients. If not, you should refrigerate it for up to 2 hours before serving.

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Rosé sangria

Two glasses of rosé sangria with fruit next to a spoon
Source: Simply Whisked

Prep time: 3 minutes

Total time: 10 minutes

Stop and smell the rosé with this easy and delicious rosé sangria recipe. This crisp and refreshing recipe is loaded with fruits like raspberries and oranges, and it comes together in minutes. Top it with sparkling water before serving.

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Tropical sangria

Two glasses of tropical white sangria with fruit

Prep time: 5 minutes

Total time: 10 minutes

This sangria recipe combines sweet white wine with tropical fruits and fresh fruit juices for a beverage that’ll make you feel like you’ve been transported to a tropical island in just one sip.

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Thanksgiving sangria

A glass of Thanksgiving sangria with fruit next to a pumpkin shaped punch bowl full of sangria
Source: Half Baked Harvest

Prep time: 8 minutes

Total time: 10 minutes

If you’re looking for a winter sangria recipe to kick off a night with family and friends, then look no further. This Thanksgiving sangria recipe is not only easy to make, it’s also sweet, festive and refreshing. Plus, it’s perfect for all your Friendsgiving and Thanksgiving gatherings!

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Low-sugar sangria featuring agave nectar

A pitcher of low sugar red sangria with two glasses behind it
Source: The Spruce Eats

Prep time: 5 minutes

Total time: 1 hour

Bethenny Frankel, eat your heart out. We’re way past “Skinnygirl Margaritas.” With this low-sugar sangria recipe, you can enjoy a glass of sangria without worrying about your sugar intake. How, you might ask? The key to cutting sugar without losing the sweet taste in this recipe is to use agave nectar instead of the granular stuff. 

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Sangria lemonade

A glass of lemonade sangria with fruit
Source: Delish

Prep time: 10 minutes

Total time: 10 minutes

There is truly nothing better than a cool glass of lemonade on a hot summer day—except maybe when said lemonade is combined with wine and rum. Enter: lemonade sangria. This beautiful and delicious recipe is a great, festive pitcher-style drink to serve up this summer.

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Bourbon cherry vanilla sangria

Two glasses of bourbon cherry vanilla sangria next to a pitcher on top of a cutting board
Source: Sarcastic Cooking

Prep time: 10 minutes

Total time: 8 hours

Looking for a cocktail recipe that you can throw together ahead of time and impress your guests with later? This bourbon cherry vanilla sangria recipe is the way to go. It may sound complex, but it’s actually a very easy sangria recipe to make. The vanilla bean provides the perfect balance to the tart cherry flavor and the bourbon.

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Sparkling sake sangria

A glass of sake sangria with fruit
Source: Sugar and Charm

Prep time: 5 minutes

Total time: 10 minutes

Did you know that you can make sangria using sake and plum wine? It’s similar to most sangria recipes, but the trick with this recipe is that you soak the fruit in plum wine first before topping it with sparkling sake. 

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Cucumber-watermelon sangria

A glass of cucumber-watermelon sangria
Source: Better Homes and Gardens

Prep time: 20 minutes

Total time: 2 hours

This cucumber-watermelon sangria is perfect for warmer weather—it’s like summer in a glass! With its mix of cucumber, watermelon, fresh juice, limes and a hint of mint, it’ll serve as a refreshing treat at any backyard barbeque or Fourth of July picnic.

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Green tea sangria

Source: Brewing Happiness

Prep time: 10 minutes

Total time: 3 hours

OK, we get that this recipe may sound a little odd, but if you knock it before you try it then you’ll be missing out on something utterly amazing. This recipe is lightly sweetened with honey, and the green tea and lemon provide metabolism-boosting properties. Who else can say that their cocktail helps boost their metabolism? 

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While sangria is a delicious summer cocktail, be sure to check out our list of delicious red wine cocktails for more ideas to try.  Also, if you forgot an ingredient for your sangria recipe or if you’re craving a snack, you can order whatever you need from Gopuff for delivery in 30 minutes.


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