1. Food
Send to a Friend via Email
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Quick and Easy Sangria Recipes

By

Sangria in cups
Ray Kachatorian/The Image Bank/Getty Images

Sangria is a delicious fruit-based wine "punch" with its traditional heritage well rooted in Spain. Typically, sangrias are made with red wine, fresh, seasonal fruit and a bit of bubbly water or citrus flavored soda. It is easy to make, easy to drink and a huge hit at summer get togethers - even for those who are not "into wine." While Spain is heralded as the creator of sangria, countries all over the globe have adapted the recipe to make a fruit-filled wine beverage that is refreshing and easy to drink with a wide variety of foods. If you would like to see a "live" demo of making a sangria click here.

One of the beauties of sangria recipes is that you can use a variety of different wines in the recipe mix. It's often wines that have not been finished the day before that find their way into a sangria recipe, or wines in the "good value" category that make for a perfect sangria blend. All of the wines listed in the "Sangria Wine Guide" are good wines on their own, that have been selected for their specific flavor profiles and style components that tend to highlight the various fruit additions in the specific sangria recipes.

The Basic Sangria Recipe

The beauty of the basic sangria recipe is that it's as delicious as it is easy, and it only gets better as you spice it up with your own additions!

The Super Fruity Sangria

This sangria recipe maximizes the fruit content and adds a new twist, using a white wine, instead of traditional red wines.

The Best Party Sangria

This sangria recipe is perfect for big summer parties - always a favorite, you may consider doubling the recipe.

The White Wine Sangria

A super simple recipe that features white wine as its foundational ingredient - vibrant and refreshing for summertime get-togethers!

Lower Sugar Sangria - with Agave Nectar 

Whether it's a dietary restriction for specific health reasons or just trying to limit your sugar intake in general, this is a sangria recipe just for you, based on agave nectar!

Strawberry Lime (with mint) Sangria Recipe

Sweet strawberries surrounded by a fresh squeeze of lime and a lively dash of mint, propped up by a pretty in pink rosé wine, this tasty sangria finds its flavor footing in the limeade-like synergy of taking the tart turf of the citrus and rubbing it up against the decidedly sweet side of the fresh strawberry. 

The Instant Sangria

Usually the best sangrias are the ones that are made ahead, allowed to "marinate" overnight and packed with ice and more fruit before serving. However, if you want to cater to more spur of the moment sangrias, sans the preplanning efforts, then this may just be your recipe!

"Just Peachy" - a White Wine Sangria

A refreshing summer drink that ups the ante with a splash of peach Schnapps, the Just Peachy white wine themed sangria will add sizzle to any summer time get shindigs.

Passion Fruit Sangria

Use pineapple and passion fruit juice mixed with a sweeter white wine, to make an unforgettable sangria.

The New Zealander Sangria

Kiwis and limes make this a knock-out sangria recipe with origins from the islands Down Under.

The Fourth of July Sangria

This festive sangria is perfect for the Fourth of July or any summer cookout! The brandy adds its own unique zest to give this sangria just a bit more hype.

The White Lightning Sangria

A flashy sangria that is sure to light up any back deck party, this white wine sangria is easy to make and quick to refill. It offers a powerful "cocktail-like" punch with its dash of vodka.

Strawberry Sangria - a Rosé Wine Sangria

This is the wine lover's answer to strawberry daiquiris. Taking full advantage of one of summertime's favorite fruits, fresh strawberries, and mixing it with one of summer's most requested wines, a rosé - the strawberry sangria recipe is sure to be a hit anytime, anywhere this summer!

The Very Berry Red Wine Sangria

This is a red wine centered sangria recipe that is based on the top fruits often found in many red wine varietals, making for a "low risk" approach to fruit and wine pairing via the sacred sangria!

The Sparkling Wine Sangria Recipe

Sparkling wines up the celebration factor for any occasion and it's no different with sparkling wine based sangrias.

Apricot Champagne Sangria Recipe

Champagne in general pairs well with apricots, so to add apricot into a Champagne themed sangria just takes the pairing up a level.

St. Patrick's Day Sangria - a White Wine Sangria

This recipe takes a wee bit o' Irish Whiskey and transforms the traditional Spanish sangria into a festive, "Irish" sangria.

The Spicy Sangria Recipe

The "Hot and Spicy Sangria" is a super summertime delight! For a perfect patio pairing give this one a go with all things summer - hot dogs, chips, salsa and your favorite guacamole recipe - best enjoyed on the deck!

The Raspberry Lemonade Sangria Recipe

The Raspberry Lemonade Sangria gives fans a delicious lemonade based party treat with plenty of zest. You can use a mix of white wines or just stick with a single bottle, either way the bright citrus flavors of lemon and the sweet berry carries a refreshing blast to the palate.

Rosés and Berry Sangria Recipe

This berry-based sangria recipe takes a rosé wine and infuses it with the fresh flavors of raspberry and strawberry - two of the dominant fruit flavor characteristics inherently found in many rosé wines. The berry magnifying match up is delicious!

Pineapple Sangria Recipe

This pineapple based sangria recipe takes a white wine and marries it with the vivid tropical flavors of pineapple and coconut, accented with a sprig of refreshing mint.

Raspberry Lemoncello Sangria Recipe A zesty, tart and tangy summertime delight promising to rock your sangria world with lively, seasonal flavors.

To add a bit more of the traditional flare to your sangria serving, you may consider adding a bona fide sangria pitcher imported from Spain to your summer serving ware. Compare Prices

* Keep in mind that all of the following recipes are based on a standard 750ml bottle of wine.

 

Related Video
Simple Sangria
  1. About.com
  2. Food
  3. Wine
  4. White Wines
  5. Quick and Easy Sangria Recipes

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.