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14 Refreshing Sangria Recipes for Summer

Black Cherry Sangria

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A boozy version of fruit punch, this brightly-hued recipe from One Sweet Mess combines black cherry rum with fresh orange juice, pineapple juice, and red wine. Think of it as a really yummy and flavorful adult Capri Sun.

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Blood Orange Pomegranate Sparkling Sangria

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Fresh blood oranges, pomegranate arils, a touch of brandy, and some dry, sparkling rosé make for a killer sangria recipe from Cookie + Kate. The intensely flavorful fruit allows this bubbly beverage to remain naturally saccharine, but you can add some simple syrup for an even sweeter taste.

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Peach Mango Pineapple Sangria

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Fresh, fruity, and just sweet enough, this tropical twist on sangria from Averie Cooks goes down easily (maybe a little too easily, but who’s counting?). Whip up a big batch as a lighter alternative to red at your next outdoor BBQ.

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Apple and Pear Sangria

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Green apples, pears, lemon juice, and Moscato make for a light and refreshing take on white sangria. Consider this recipe from Love Grows Wild a delicious apple pie in drink form.

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Watermelon Strawberry Citrus Sangria

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Who doesn’t love a ripe watermelon in the summertime (or anytime, really)? Combined with fresh strawberries, orange juice, limoncello, and rosé, this sweet and summery hot pink drink from Joy the Baker is one you’ll want to sip on all season long.

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Ginger Peach White Sangria

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White wine, Grand Marnier, and fresh peaches—plus an added splash of ginger juice and fresh herbs—blend together for a simple, savory sip from Love & Lemons. Plus, now you know what to do with that surplus of famers market peaches you’ll inevitably have on hand.

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Cucumber Herb Sangria

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An alcoholic riff on spa water, this savory blend of fresh cucumbers, citrus, mint, basil, sparkling water, and dry white wine from Always Order Dessert is much healthier and lighter than your average restaurant sangria. With no sweet juices or liqueurs in the mix, you can count on skipping the morning-after sugar hangover.

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Sweet Tea Sangria

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Ringing in at under 150 calories per serving, this summertime sweet tea sangria from The Wicked Noodle is surprisingly low-cal. Use sweet tea and white wine as a base, then pack your pitcher to the brim with peaches and raspberries and garnish with fresh mint for a Southern-inspired sip.

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Strawberry Basil Sangria

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Tangerines are the secret citrus-y kick in this simple sangria from Spoon Fork Bacon. Combine with strawberries, fresh basil, and that bottle of Pinot Grigio you’ve had chilling in the fridge for far too long, and you’ve got yourself a cool and crisp, flavorful drink.

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Blueberry Cherry Sparkling Sangria

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This recipe from A Couple Cooks makes easy use of seasonal summer produce. Perfect for a Memorial Day, Fourth of July, or Labor Day party, the All-American red-and-blue combo of blueberries and cherries happens to be exceptionally tart and tasty.

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Sparkling Grapefruit Sangria

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If you love grapefruit, this tart, sparkling sangria will do the trick. Use this recipe from How Sweet It Is to combine grapefruit juice with strawberries, Riesling, and Prosecco for a really yummy summer brunch (or anytime) cocktail.

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Louisville Sangria

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Smoked citrus juice lends this red sangria a distinct (and delicious!) Southern-inspired flavor, while a brown-sugar chipotle syrup brings the heat. A little spicy and a little sweet, this recipe is the perfect pairing for your next grill session.

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Berry Plum Sangria

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Meyer lemons make the flavors pop in this very berry sangria recipe from The Bon Jon Gourmet. The secret ingredient though, is a tablespoon of rosewaterfancy.

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Strawberry Kiwi Sangria

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Get yourself (and your party guests) tipsy on this rum-infused, strawberry kiwi sangria from Kitchen Treaty. Sweet, tart, and totally refreshing, this is the perfect summer sipper for a pool party.

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