At its simplest, sangria is wine mixed with fruit for a juicy, fun drink that tons of people adore. Some people add honey or sugar, fruit juices, soda, other alcohol, or make the sangria with red, white, or rosé wine. The combinations are endless; so if you “don’t like it,” that really just means you haven’t found the right recipe! Sangria is popular throughout Spain, Mexico, and Portugal, but we’d love to share 4 delicious sangria recipes for National Sangria Day (December 20) here in the U.S.
4 Fruity, Fun Sangria Recipes for National Sangria Day
Rosé Grapefruit Sangria
- 1 bottle Caposaldo Rosé
- 1/2 – 1 cup Vodka
- 1 Grapefruit
- 2 Limes
- 1 Small bag of frozen strawberries
- 1 bottle Grapefruit Pompelini (or grapefruit juice to top)
Mix all ingredients in a large pitcher, and let chill in the fridge for at least 3-4 hours before serving.
Red Velvet Cabernet Sangria
- 1 bottle Bodega Norton 1895 Colección Cabernet Sauvignon
- Red fruits, such as plums and cherries
- Juniper berries
- 2 oz. simple syrup
- Orange slices for garnish
Cut the fruits into chunks. Mix the wine with the simple syrup, fruit, and juniper berries. Pour over ice and serve garnished with orange slices.
Tutto Mio Sangria
- One bottle semi-sweet, frizzante wine, such as Tutto Mio
- One cup of Grand Marnier
- One can of sparkling water, your choice of taste (suggestions: cranberry or raspberry)
- Fruit as needed
Select whatever fruit you have on hand and would like to add, such as oranges, strawberries, and apples. Toss in a pitcher with the wine, Grand Marnier, and sparkling water, then let it chill in the fridge for at least one hour before serving.
Berry Citrus Sangria
- 1 cup of seltzer
- 1 orange
- 1 lemon
- 1 TBS brown sugar
- 1 bottle of The Seeker Rosé
Chop up the fruit, add all ingredients to a pitcher, chill for a few hours, and enjoy!