The Only 3 Sangria Recipes You Need to Know

The Spruce

Sangria: It’s the perfect refresher for a sunny afternoon, a Spanish-inspired dinner, or to show off your party-hosting prowess. This wine-based cocktail comes in many forms, from red to white and many shades of blush between. With these three takes on sangria—citrus, strawberry rosé, and apple cider —you’ll be ready for any occasion (or paella).  

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    The Spruce

     Mix up the sweet and citrusy flavors of grapefruit, orange, lemon and lime with sweet white wine or champagne to create this fresh and bright citrus sangria. This recipe serves 6, making it perfect for a get together with friends or a small celebration. It's easy to mix up, only takes 10 minutes, and you can double or triple the batch for larger parties.

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    The Spruce

     We think we've found your new go-to summer sangria. Sweet, sparkling, and fruity, this cocktail brings together strawberries, rosé and vodka. Pretty in pink, this sangria is party-ready. While the recipe serves five, you can easily double the batch as long as you make it well ahead of time, as it does take 2 hours to chill and bring the flavors together nicely. Luckily, anything that has to be made ahead of time only makes your life that much easier come party time.

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    The Spruce

     Forget pumpkin spice lattes, apple cider is the real winner as far as fall beverages go–but better yet, apple cider sangria is what you'll be craving all season long. Serve up this big batch cocktail at all your fall events and parties. You're friends will be begging you for the recipe!

Three takes on sangria—citrus, strawberry rosé, apple cider, and classic red— so you’ll be ready for any occasion.