8 Easy Sangria Recipes to Break Out at Your Next Summer Party

That will have them coming back for seconds (and thirds)...

When you're looking to serve up a refreshing sweet drink this summer, zero in on the crowd-pleasing effects of a chilled pitcher of sangria. Eight super simple recipes, right this way...

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1 Carolina Peach Sangria

Ingredients:

1 (750-milliliter) bottle Rosé Wine

3/4 cup Vodka*

1/2 cup Peach Nectar

6 tblsp. Thawed Frozen Lemonade Concentrate

2 tblsp. Sugar

1 lb. Ripe Peaches, peeled and sliced

1 (6-oz.) package Fresh Raspberries

2 cups Club Soda, chilled

Directions:

Combine first five ingredients in a pitcher; stir until sugar is dissolved. Stir in peaches and raspberries. Cover and chill eight hours. Stir in chilled club soda just before serving.

*Peach-flavored vodka may be substituted. Omit peach nectar.

From My Recipes.

2 Plum Sangria

Ingredients:

Ice

1/2 bottle Spanish white wine

3 plums, 2 blended and strained for puree, 1 sliced

1 teaspoon crystallized ginger simple syrup

Fresh mint sprigs

1/2 cup seltzer

Directions:

In a large pitcher with ice, add the wine, plum puree, simple syrup, and one sprig of mint. Muddle the mint around a little bit, then add some of the plum slices and seltzer. Pour into serving glasses and garnish with plum slices and mint sprigs.

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3 TY KU Sake Sangria

Ingredients:

2 oz. TY KU Silver

Fresh Seasonal Fruit

Splash of Agave Nectar

Directions:

Combine ingredients in a large pitcher and muddle with a sprig of mint. Pour into serving glasses and garnish with mint and slices of fruit.

From TY KU Sake.

4 Frozen Berry Sangria

Ingredients:

1 1/2 oz. Monin Red Sangria Mix

3 oz. Dry Red Wine

3/4 oz. Black Raspberry Liqueur

Ice

Directions:

Combine ingredients except ice in blender. Fill serving glass with ice and pour into blender. Blend until smooth. Pour blended beverage into serving glass and garnish with fresh berries.

From Monin.

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5 Raspberry Limoncello Sangria

Ingredients:

1cup Raspberries

1 Lemon, zest of

3 fluid oz. Pink Lemonade

2 fluid oz. Lemon-Flavored Liqueur

1(750 ml) Bottle Sparkling Wine

3 cups Ice Cubes

Directions:

In a large glass pitcher, mix together the raspberries, lemon zest, lemonade, and Limoncello. Refrigerate for about two hours.When ready to serve, slowly add the sparkling wine, stir gently. Fill glasses with ice cubes and slowly pour sangria over the ice, allowing raspberries to fall into the glasses.

From Food.com.

6 White Sangria

Ingredients:

3 tbsp. Sugar

3 shots Calvados or other Apple Liquor

1 Lime, sliced

1 Lemon, sliced

2 Ripe Peaches, cut into wedges

3 Ripe Green Apples, seeded and cut into wedges

1 bottle White Rioja Spanish Wine, or other dry white wine

1 pint Raspberries

Sparkling Soda Water, for topping off glasses of sangria at table

Directions:

Combine sugar, Calvados, lime, lemon, peaches, and apples in a large pitcher. Cover with one bottle of Rioja wine and chill sangria several hours. To serve, spoon fruits into glasses or goblets, adding a few fresh raspberries in each glass, pour wine over top of the fruit. Top glasses of sangria off with a splash of soda water and serve.

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7 Blood Orange Sangria

Ingredients:

6 Blood Oranges

2 (750ML) bottles of Pinot Grigio

1 cup Club Soda

1/2 cup Brandy

12 oz. of Strawberries, sliced

1 pint of Raspberries

1 Apple, chopped

1/2 cup Sugar, for glass rimming

Directions:

Zest one of the blood oranges and combine it with the sugar in a small bowl. Rub the sugar and zest together with your fingers until fragrant. Juice four of the blood oranges, discarding any seeds or pith. Chop the remaining blood oranges into pieces. In a large pitcher, combine the wine, brandy, blood orange juice, club soda, apples, strawberries, raspberries, and blood oranges. Stir well to combine. Place the orange sugar on a plate, then run a lemon, lime, or orange slice around the rim of each glass. Dunk each glass in the sugar, coating well. Fill each glass with a few ice cubes, then add some of the fruit from the sangria.

From How Sweet Eats.

8 Midori Sangria

Ingredients:

1 part Midori® Melon Liqueur

1 1/2 parts Red Wine

1/2 part Lemon Juice

Chopped Apple or Pear

Lemon-lime Soda

Orange Wheel for Garnish

Directions:

In a tall glass with ice, combine Midori® Melon Liqueur, red wine, and lemon juice and stir from the bottom of the glass. Add chopped apple or pear and top with lemon-lime soda. Stir gently from bottom of the glass and garnish with an orange wheel.

From Midori Melon Liqueur.

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