Our Best Sangria Recipes
Sangria for Every Season
Whether it’s sipped poolside on a hot summer day or savored at a festive holiday soirée, sangria highlights seasonal fruit—from sweet, juicy peaches in summer to delightfully bitter blood oranges in winter. While the ingredients can vary, this Spanish drink typically contains a dry red, white, or sparkling wine, a sweetener, fresh fruit, and a small amount of brandy. Read on for our top sangria recipes, and our budget-friendly wine picks under $15.
With fresh blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and nectarines, this crisp sangria epitomizes summer in a glass. Garnish each drink with a small mint sprig for a pop of color and refreshing fragrance.
Wine Pick: Castellroig Brut Cava (Spain)
Sparkling Peach Sangria
White wine makes sangria bright and refreshing, and in this recipe, we like Albarino for its notes of apple, pear, and citrus. We also recommend a dry cava for its low acidity and crisp bubbles.
Wine Pick: Salneval Valle Del Salnes Albarino (Spain)
Fall is prime apple season, so show them off in this spiced red wine sangria recipe, made with fresh ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and orange. If you can’t find Honeycrisp apples, substitute a variety that is slow to oxidize, such as Pink Lady or Ambrosia.
Wine Pick: Louis Jadot Beaujolais Villages (France)
Meet the lesser-known, but high-flavored white Rioja—a zingy, light-bodied wine that’s a perfect match for the lemon, orange, apple, and peach in this recipe. Make the sangria ahead of time, but add the sparkling water just before serving for perfect crispness.
Wine Pick: Marqués de Cáceres White Rioja (Spain)
White wine may eventually lose its flavor after uncorking, but why waste it? Here, we perk up leftover wine with sparkling apple-cranberry cider and add fresh apples, pears, and grapes for an autumn-themed spin on the popular drink.
Whether you call it a granita or grown-up snow cone, our riff on traditional sangria is a crowd-pleasing, sweet summer treat. Keep in mind that the recipe requires a bit of hands-on work while it’s freezing, so plan ahead before you make it.
Wine Pick: Bota Box Redvolution Blend (California)
Blood Orange Sangria
Bonus: Sparkling White-Sangria Salad
Here, we’ve reimagined the popular beverage into a retro gelatin salad. Whether you love or hate gelatin salad, this one is low in calories, fat, and sodium, making it a guilt-free indulgence!
Wine Pick: Hogue Riesling (Washington)