Now that spring is here and summer is coming fast, we’re finding ourselves slipping into full on hostess mode. There are few things we love more than entertaining our friends and family out on a sunny patio as the afternoons and evenings grow warmer and stay light longer! That’s why we’ve been collecting snack and drink ideas that are perfect for mild weather gatherings. If you ask us, no spring or summer get-together is complete without sangria but, honestly, we’ve been making it for so many years now that we can’t help feeling like there must be other delicious kinds out there for us to try.
Just in case you love the idea of learning how to make unique and delicious new kinds of sangria just as much as we do, if not more, here are 15 of the very best flavour ideas that we’ve come across so far in our search for inspiration and suggestions!
1. Classic homemade sangria
Let’s start with the basics! After all, that’s never a bad place to start, right? Just in case you’ve actually never made sangria before and you’re here wondering whether you should try the classic recipe first before moving on to all these other exciting options we’ve gathered for you, here’s a favourite traditional homemade sangria guide featured on Chowhound.
2. White peach sangria with elderflower liqueur
Where we come from, one of the very best parts of summer arriving is the fact that it means peaches are ripening where we live, and there are few things we love more than fresh summertime peaches! We’re sure it’ll make total sense to you, then, that this fantastic white peach sangria from Diary of a Debutante was one of the first alternative recipes we ever tried. We really appreciate the way the flavour of the elderberry liqueur that it’s made with comes through all that peach!
3. Spring strawberry sangria
Have we really caught your attention here talking about the idea of making sangria with things that ripen perfectly in the spring and summer but you’ve actually always been more of a berry fan? In that case, we have a feeling you might get along a little better with something like this spring strawberry sangria outlined step by step on Taste of Home.
4. Rosé sangria
Perhaps you’re actually quite satisfied with the idea of making sangria that has all the classic kinds of fruit in it you’d already normally see but you’re just not sure the idea of using red wine quite appeals to you this time around? Then perhaps something like this rosé sangria, which is made with the lighter pink wine of that name, would be a little more up your alley. See how it’s made in more detail on Inspired By Charm.
5. Lemon berry prosecco sangria
Are you the kind of person who loves using your kitchen based DIY skills as a chance to change things up so much that you’re actually willing to put just about any kind of spin on even your most favourite recipes, so you’d be willing to change up the fruit and the alcoholic content of your sangria, just for fun? Well, if you like your drinks to have a bit of zest, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Whitney Bond made this lemon berry prosecco sangria instead of the kind you’re probably used to!
6. Celery cucumber gimlet white sangria
Are you the kind of beverage lover who has always preferred white sangria and white wine because you much prefer their lighter taste, but now you’re also wondering if you’d like white sangria’s more if they were a little bit less sweet than the kinds you’ve tasted in the past? Then we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Cupcakes & Kale Chips made this celery cucumber gimlet white sangria.
7. Blueberry sangria
Just in case we actually really caught your attention with the concept of making a berry based sangria but strawberries have never really been your thing, here’s an alternative that will get darker berry lovers feeling excited about their patio parties! Take a better look at Love and Confections made this deliciously flavourful blueberry sangria that tastes great with a mint garnish.
8. Carrot apple sangria
Have you actually become way more open to what kinds of things you’ll take in classically sweet recipes because you’ve been just about as obsessed with the juicing craze as we have lately, so now you’re wondering whether you can’t put things like vegetables in other kinds of drinks too besides just your morning juice or smoothie? In that case, we think you’ll get a hug kick out of the way Nosh and Nourish made themselves this carrot apple sangria that tastes just as awesome as its bright orange colour looks.
9. Pear grape sangria
Just in case you’re feeling really intent on making uniquely combined sangria options that are much lighter and made with white wine but the idea of including cucumbers in the mix didn’t really appeal to you, here’s an alternative recipe along those lines for your consideration! We love the way The Little Ferraro Kitchen made a fresh tasting sangria beverage using pear slices and grapes.
10. Red wine pomegranate sangria
Perhaps red wine and red wine based sangria are precisely what you love making most but you’ve been wondering lately whether you can’t simply put a fun twist on that idea by changing up the kind of fruit you include in your red wine based sangria recipes? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at the way Serena Bakes made this red wine pomegranate sangria that’s absolutely full of flavour.
11. Sparkling tropical sangria
Have you always found sangria pleasant but you can’t help feeling like your actual preference in fruit is a little more tropical than what you’ve seen in most recipes you’ve come across so far, even when they’re made with lighter wine? In that case, we have a feeling Amee’s Savory Dish has the perfect recipe for you. Take a look at their recipe and tutorial to see how this fantastic sparkling tropical sangria was made in just a few simple steps!
12. White wine sangria with strawberry basil
Just in case you’re the kind of person who has always preferred a good white wine sangria but you’re also very into the concept of including some kind of slightly more savoury tone amidst all of those other sweet flavours, here’s a recipe from Relish that will give you just what you’re looking for. Take a better look at their recipe to see how this white wine strawberry basil sangria was made!
13. Mint citrus white wine sangria
By now, we’ve talked about all kinds of different flavour combinations, but what if you’re a big fan of certain elements of one and other flavours from another, rather than any of the blends you’ve seen as a whole? Well, just in case mint and lemons were the things that caught your eye from different suggestions the most, here they finally are in one singular delicious recipe, courtesy of Minimalist Baker!
14. Fireball sangria
Maybe you actually consider yourself somewhat of a liquor connoisseur within your friend group and you’d rather make something that has a bit more of a kick to it, regardless of what kind of fruit is involved? Well, cinnamon lovers rejoice, because Go Go Go Gourmet has the perfect suggestion for you. Their tutorial shows you how to make a Fireball sangria that is not for the faint of heart.
15. Strawberry rhubarb sangria
We’ve already talked about a few delicious summery fruits and plants that ripen around this time of year where we’re from but peaches and strawberries aren’t the only things! Rhubarb is also a hugely used ingredient in the spring and summer where we live and we’re grateful for that because strawberry and rhubarb combined together in one place might be one of our very favourite flavour combinations of all time. That’s why we loved this strawberry rhubarb sangria recipe from Sinful Nutrition so much!