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The Best Sangria Recipes for Summer Sipping

best sangria recipes

After a long, stressful spring, summer is finally here. As social distancing restrictions start to loosen, spending time outside with a few friends will be high on our lists. Sangria is an easy, refreshing drink that’s perfect for summer sipping, and a lovely cocktail to share with friends. That’s why we’re excited to share the best sangria recipes for small summer get-togethers.

Why do we love sangria? Once you get the hang of it, it’s so easy to customize. You can choose red or white wine, and also seasonal fruits you have on hand like oranges, green apples, lemons, pineapple, peaches, blueberries, strawberries, cranberries and blackberries.

Sangria can be paired with many different types of dishes for a nice backyard dinner party, or with hors d’oeuvres for an afternoon picnic. It’s easy to make sangria ahead of time and store in the refrigerator for up to eight hours before serving (but if you’re adding any bubbles to your sangria, add that right before serving) .

Best sangria recipes for summer:

Easy Traditional Red Sangria from Minimalist Baker—She’s tasted, tested, researched and retested many sangria recipes and this is her favorite classic red Spanish sangria.

The Best Red Sangria from Cookie + Kate—She doesn’t recommend using sweet liqueurs, sodas or lots of sugar. She also explains why you would choose different wines, fruits, sweeteners and more.

Traditional Sangria from The New York Times Cooking—For a traditional sangria adapted from a Spanish wine bar in the East Village, try this tart and fruity option.

Classic Sangria from Jamie Oliver’s Drinks Tube—Check out this how-to video for classic red sangria with cinnamon spice and dark rum.

best sangria recipes

Because sangria is best served cold, use a double-walled insulated wine tumbler to so your cocktail stays cold for hours, especially one that is unbreakable and easy to pack.

Stay safe, and happy summer sipping!