20 Of The Best Summer Sangria Recipes
Beat the heat this summer with a fresh pitcher of sangria! Typically made with wine and fresh fruit plus a little brandy or rum, sangria makes a refreshing summer drink perfect for sipping by the pool, at a backyard BBQ, or on any hot summer day. And these are the best summer sangria recipes to do that with!
Need some ideas for the perfect summer sangria recipe?
Here are 20 different and unique wine and fruit pairings that can all be made ahead of time.
Some are fizzy, some are herby, and some are super sweet. But all are easy to make.
No matter what the occasion, there is a recipe here for everyone.
Find your next crowd-pleaser with one of these summer sangria ideas.
1 | Pear sangria
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They come together perfectly to create a light and herby sangria to sip on a hot summer day.
2 | Watermelon sangria
There’s nothing quite like a watermelon cocktail on a hot summer day. And watermelon sangria does not disappoint.
Made with fresh watermelon, rose wine and some watermelon ice cubes, it’s a refreshing drink that’s not too sweet.
Or try this version that’s made with triple sec, and white wine and looks so pretty.
3 | Peach sangria
This version from burrataandbubbles.com uses crisp pinot grigio, sweet peach liqueur and fresh fruit, for a light and refreshing cocktail that is easy to make in large batches.
Or if you prefer a sweeter version, peach sangria made with moscato may be right up your alley.
4 | Blueberry Sangria
5 | Strawberry sangria with rosé wine
This sangria from barleyandsage.com combines them with raspberries and blood oranges soaked in rosé wine and flavored vodka. Pretty and delicious!
Or for more of a strawberry lemonade flavor, try one made with strawberry syrup and lemon juice.
6 | Strawberry vanilla sangria
It’s a summertime sangria recipe made from white wine that also includes vanilla bean, vanilla sugar and vanilla extract.
7 | Tropical fruit sangria
Or if you prefer something a little lighter on the alcohol, you can make tropical sangria with prosecco. Mix in mango, kiwi, pineapple and other citrus fruits to give it all the tropical flair it needs.
8 | Red wine sangria
It combines citrus flavors like lemon, lime and orange with brandy and the wine to create a flavorful summer cocktail.
For a slightly different flavor, you can also mix in pomegranate juice with the fruit and wine to make a truly refreshing beverage.
9 | Strawberry kiwi sangria
10 | Triple berry rose sangria
You can also make it with red wine (like this summer berry red sangria from persnicketyplates.com), if that’s what you prefer.
11 | Berries and lime sangria
12 | Rosé grapefruit sangria
It is made from rosé wine and grapefruit liqueur. And it’s pink color looks super pretty on a cocktail cart.
13 | Grilled pineapple strawberry sangria
Grilling the pineapple brings out the sweetness in the fruit, which adds a ton of flavor to this refreshing, bubbly drink.
14 | Sweet tea sangria
15 | Cucumber gimlet white sangria
16 | Rainbow sangria
17 | Ginger peach white sangria
The ginger gives it an extra tang that really makes the flavors pop.
18 | Camping Sangria
This camping sangria recipe from mightymrs.com is made with peaches, grapes, and strawberries soaked in white wine and vodka. And stored in mason jars for easy transportation.
Which makes it the perfect sangria to sip on by the campfire.
19 | Prosecco sangria
If you are looking for a sparkling fruit punch, try this prosecco sangria from heartscontentfarmhouse.com.
Made with fresh summer berries, sugar, and lemon-flavored vodka, this one is sure to be a hit at your next backyard BBQ.
20 | Melon Sangria
This melon sangria from muybuenocookbook.com is a must-try for the cognac fans.
Hennessee, moscato, and lemon lime soda fuse straight into melon balls and make one refreshingly light sangria!
That’s it for our list of summer sangria recipes. Hopefully you’ve found more than a few ideas for your next warm weather get-together.
Other summer cocktails you might like
- Pina colada jello shots
- Mixed berry frozen margaritas
- Strawberry mimosas
- Blueberry lemonade mimosas
- Watermelon jello shots
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This post was originally published on July 25, 2021 but was updated with new content on June 29, 2022.