9 Sweet & Satisfying Sangria Recipes for Sunshiny Days

Liz Alterman | Apr 15, 2015 Food & Party
9 Sweet & Satisfying Sangria Recipes for Sunshiny Days
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Sangria season is upon us, so grab your favorite pitcher and get ready to celebrate! The colorful, drinkable cocktail combines wine and fresh fruit and is super versatile. Whether you prefer the sweetness of red wine and berries or the crispness of a sparkling white paired with citrus, this is quite the crowd pleaser in the warmer months.

Not only is the sangria a perfect compliment to any barbecue or book club meeting, it's also incredibly easy to prepare and a pitcher makes plenty -- unless you have some thirsty guests and then you may want to double (or triple) down. 

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The flavorful cocktail is such a fun alternative to your more traditional adult beverages -- especially when garnished with fresh fruits and served in mason jars.

We found nine sangria recipes that are sure to please every palate. The most challenging part is deciding which one to make first!

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  • Lemon Berry Prosecco Sangria

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    This Lemon Berry Prosecco Sangria is refreshing without being overly sweet. Muddled lemons, mixed with a bit of sugar, and topped with strawberries make this the perfect pink drink for warmer days. Whitney Bond of Little Leopard Book was inspired to create this recipe after falling in love with a similar beverage at her favorite neighborhood pub.

  • Blueberry Pomegranate Sangria

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    Frozen berries make this Blueberry Pomegranate Sangria a cocktail you can enjoy year-round, notes Stephanie of Eat.Drink.Love. Lemon-lime soda gives this drink a nice, fizzy kick. It looks so summery and fun served in mason jars, doesn't it? 

  • Tropical Blue Sangria

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    You can pretend you're on a fabulous island vacation while sipping this stunning Tropical Blue Sangria. Fresh lemon and lime flavor and garnish this colorful and festive cocktail recipe shared by Courtney Whitmore of Pizzazzerie.

  • Raspberry Moscato

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    Believe it or not, since 2012, Moscato Day has been an unofficial holiday celebrated on May 9th. So this year, don't be left out! Of course, this lovely Raspberry Moscato Sangria recipe, shared by Jennie of One Sweet Mess, is cause for celebration any day. Wouldn't it make a pretty drink to serve at a bridal or baby shower? 

  • Blackberry Vodka Sangria

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    Calling all blackberry fans! This Blackberry Vodka Sangria recipe, from Lisa of Snappy Gourmet, calls for a homemade blackberry-infused simple syrup. Yum! Sweet red wine and blackberry vodka make this a fun alternative to traditional sangria. 

  • Honey Crisp Apple Sangria

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    If you love the sweet taste of Honey Crisp Apples, you'll adore this Honey Crisp Apple Sangria recipe, which is loaded with the yummy fruit. Apple cider, brandy, and red wine make for a delicious version of this classic cocktail. Sally of Sally's Baking Addiction put the refreshing fruit to good use when creating this delicious drink! 

  • Best Sangria Ever

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    This red wine-based Best Sangria Ever concoction is so delicious, Kristin of Iowa Girl Eats suggests doubling or tripling the recipe because it goes down that quickly! Garnish each glass with a fresh strawberry for a picture perfect presentation.

  • Caribbean Sangria

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    This Caribbean Sangria, created by Adriana of Adriana's Best Recipes, incorporates the fresh and delicious flavors of pineapple and oranges. Rum and white wine give it a nice kick!

  • Soho Sangria

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    Cucumbers, lemons, and mint make this Soho Sangria the perfect blend of spring and summer flavors. Sonnet of Soho Sonnet also suggests a wonderful non-alcoholic version for kids and teetotalers.

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