5 Summer Sangrias for Your Next Party

I mean who doesn’t love a good sangria on a hot day? But did you know it’s not just fruit & wine? Sangria is typically mixed with a spirit or liquor, and you can mix it up depending on the recipe. Generally try to match your flavors with whatever fruit is seasonal at the time.

Strawberry Rhubarb Sangria


  • Rhubarb Simple Syrup (1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup sugar, 3 cups rhubarb, diced)
  • 2 bottles rose
  • 1 cup citrus vodka
  • Club Soda/Seltzer to taste
  • 1 lime (sliced)
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 2 cups strawberries (quartered)


  1. In a small sauce pan, bring sugar & water to a boil and stir til sugar is dissolved
  2. Add diced rhubarb, cover, and simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and strain off rhubarb pieces so only syrup remains. Let stand til cooled completely.
  4. Combine all ingredients besides seltzer to a glass pitcher and stir. Place in fridge to marinade for 3-4 hours.
  5. Remove from fridge and combine with seltzer before serving

Sparkling Melon Ball Sangria


  • Watermelon
  • Cantaloupe
  • Honey Dew
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1 Lime
  • 2 bottles prosecco
  • Pineapple juice to taste
  • Mint leaves for garnish


  1. Using a melon baller, scoop out about 1/2 a cup of balls for each melon
  2. Slice lemon & lime
  3. Combine all ingredients in your favorite pitcher and serve over ice

Peach Raspberry Sangria


  • 5 large peaches – halved, pitted, & sliced thin
  • 1 pint raspberries
  • 2 bottles white wine of choice (the sweeter the better for sangria)
  • 1 cup peach schnapps of choice
  • Fresh mint for garnish


  1. Combine wine, schnapps, and 4 out of 5 peaches in a large pitcher and store in the fridge for 3-4 hours.
  2. Stir in raspberries when ready to serve
  3. Garnish each glass with a peach slice and fresh sprig of mint & serve over ice

Pina Colada Sangria


  • 1 & 1/2 cups pineapple juice
  • 1 cup Malibu
  • 2 bottles of white wine of choice
  • 1 & 1/2 cups fresh chopped pineapple
  • 1/2 cup maraschino cherries


  1. Combine all ingredients in large pitcher and refrigerate for 3-4 hours.
  2. Serve over ice & garnish with umbrella

Cucumber Watermelon Sangria


  • 2 limes, thinly sliced
  • 1 large cucumber, thinly sliced
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 cup fresh watermelon juice
  • 2 cups fresh watermelon, diced
  • 2 bottles white wine of choice
  • 1 cup citrus or cucumber vodka


  1. In a large pitcher, add cucumber, lime slices, watermelon pieces, and mint leaves
  2. In a separate bowl, stir together lime juice, watermelon juice, and honey
  3. Pour over cucumber mixture in pitcher
  4. Slowly add the wine & vodka, stirring gently
  5. Cover and refrigerate for 3-4 hours
  6. When ready to serve, mix in seltzer water to taste.
  7. Serve over ice with a cucumber slice and fresh mint for garnish

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