Simple Summer Sangrias

The first day of summer is June 20th – which means it’s the perfect time to pick up some fruit, break out your glass pitcher and mix up some delightfully sweet sangria! This is the quintessential summertime cocktail, loaded with fruit and wine, then chilled to refreshing perfection. Whether for picnics, July 4th celebrations or for your Wine Tastings, easygoing sangrias will set the mood for summer fun. Read on for a handful of our fave simple summer sangria recipes!

 

Simple Summer Sangrias

 

Peachy-Keen Sangria

INGREDIENTS: 

4 cups peaches, sliced

2 cups raspberries

1 bottle of sparkling wine

4 cups dry white wine

1/2 cup peach rum

1 cup peach juice

DIRECTIONS:

Add all ingredients except for the Sparkling Wine, mix well and chill for at least two hours. Stir in the Sparkling Wine just before serving.

WINE RECOMMENDATIONS:

le Cadeau Semi-Seco Sparkling

Fleur Bleu 2016 Chenin Blanc

 

Simple Summer Sangrias

 

Classic Sangria

INGREDIENTS: 

1 apple, sliced

1 orange, sliced

2 cups strawberries, sliced

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup water

1 bottle dry red wine

1/2 cup brandy

1 cup pomegranate juice

DIRECTIONS:

Add sugar and water to a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil until sugar is fully dissolved, creating a simple syrup. Set aside to cool. Meanwhile, combine all remaining ingredients and stir well. Add in your cooled simple syrup and stir. Chill for at least three hours.

WINE RECOMMENDATIONS:

Lumière de Vie 2013 Malbec

Moderna 2014 Sangiovese

 

Simple Summer Sangrias

 

Berry Lime Rosé Sangria

INGREDIENTS: 

2 cups blackberries

2 limes, thinly sliced

1 bottle Rosé wine

1/2 cup white rum

4 cups lemon-lime soda

Ice

DIRECTIONS:

Add limes and blackberries to a large pitcher and pour wine and rum over the fruit. Cover tightly and chill for at least four hours. Just before serving, stir in lemon-lime soda. Add ice cubes to glasses and pour the sangria over. Voila!

WINE RECOMMENDATIONS:

Milano Cellars Rosé of Sangiovese

Lumière de Vie 2016 Réflexion

 

Simple Summer Sangrias

 

Red, White & Blue Sangria

INGREDIENTS: 

2 cups blueberries

1 cup raspberries

1 cup apple juice

1 cup strawberries, sliced

3-4 Granny Smith apples, cut into star shapes (use a small, metal cookie cutter)

1 bottle dry white wine

1 bottle sparkling wine

Ice

DIRECTIONS:

Stir together all ingredients except sparkling wine, apples and ice. Cover and chill for at least two hours. Stir in the sparkling wine, apples and ice just before serving. Please note, the longer the sangria chills, the more red it will be. Cut and mix in the apples last to keep them white.

WINE RECOMMENDATIONS:

Cloud Number Nine Blend

Adagio 2016 Viognier

le Cadeau Semi-Seco Sparkling