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Confessions of a Mixologist: 5 Sangria Recipes You Need To Try


Wine + Fruit = Perfection.


There really is nothing better than a warm summer night, a chilled cocktail and good company. Next time you’re hosting or want to whip yourself up a refreshing drink, try one of these exciting sangria recipes. Share ’em with your friends and let us know what you think online. Click here to see more of our favorite cocktails.


Tropical Frozen Sangria

Photo and cocktail recipe courtesy of Lemon Tree Dwelling.

2 oz Arboreto Pinot Grigio
1 oz Skyy Infusions All Natural Pineapple Vodka
1 oz Triple Sec
1 Lemonade
*Frozen Chopped Strawberries
*Frozen Chopped Pineapple

Simple Steps:
Combine ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
*If you’d prefer to use fresh fruit, freeze all of the ingredients in a freezer-safe container overnight and blend the following day.


Cucumber Sangria

Cucumber Sangria
Photo and cocktail recipe courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens.

1 bottle of chilled Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc
1 small honeydew melon
1 seedless cucumber, thinly sliced
1 lime, thinly sliced
12 fresh mint leaves
1/4 cup lime juice
1/4 cup honey
1 liter bottle of chilled carbonated water

Simple Steps:
Cut the melon in half; remove and discard seeds and rind. Cut melon into thin slices. In a large pitcher combine melon, cucumber, lime slices, and the 12 mint leaves. In a small bowl stir together lime juice and honey until combined; pour over melon mixture. Add wine, stirring gently. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours. Stir in carbonated water when ready to serve. This recipe serves eight.


Strawberry Lemonade Sangria

Strawberry Lemonade Sangria
Photo and cocktail recipe courtesy of That’s What We Said!

1 bottle of Arboreto Pinot Grigio
1/2 cup of Bacardi Rum
2 lemons, thinly sliced
2 cups of strawberries, sliced
6 oz frozen lemonade concentrate

Simple Steps:
Mix all ingredients in a pitcher and stir. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours until ready to serve. This recipe serves eight.


Sparkling Apple Sangria

Sparkling Apple Sangria
Photo and cocktail recipe courtesy of Freut Cake.

1 bottle of Clean Slate Riesling
1 red apple
1 granny smith apple
1/2 bottle of Veuve Clicquot

Simple Steps:
Pour Riesling into a large pitcher and stir in apples. Place in the refrigerator and allow to sit for at least 2 hours and up to 24 hours. Add champagne, stir and serve. This recipe serves six.


Orange and Mint Sangria

Orange and Mint Sangria
Photo and cocktail recipe courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens.

1 bottle of Clifford Bay Sauvignon Blanc
1/4 cup Dekuyper Triple Sec
8 oz bottle of chilled club soda
2 oranges, sliced
8 Kumquats, halved
1/2 cup fresh mint leaves


Simple Steps:
Combine orange slices and kumquats in a pitcher. Add Triple Sec and mint leaves. Stir in wine. Refrigerate up to 2 hours. To serve, add club soda, stir gently. Makes six servings.

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