16 Out-of-the-Ordinary Sangria Recipes for EVERY Pool Party
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16 Out-of-the-Ordinary Sangria Recipes for EVERY Pool Party

Summertime calls for all things sangria (even sangria popsicles), but it’s easy to grow tired of making the same old recipes over and over again. Maybe you’ve tried a few wine slushie recipes to switch things up a bit, but at the end of the day, you’re really wanting to up your sangria game. We’ve got you covered with 16 out-of-the-box recipes, from blood orange and rose to a refreshing peach and thyme sangria that will keep you cool by the pool all summer long. Pop in a couple DIY wine gummies and log in to your Pinterest, because you’ll want to bookmark ALL of these recipes.

1. Bourbon Cherry Vanilla Sangria: Everything about this sounds amazing. It’s safe to say that everyone will be fighting for the boozy cherries at the bottom of the pitcher. Make this the night before you need it for optimal flavor penetration. (via Sarcastic Cooking)

2. Cantaloupe Chardonnay Sangria: Cantaloupe is a very under-utilized fruit that yields tons of fresh flavor and pairs perfectly with Chardonnay. To get the juice from your cantaloupe, puree it in a blender and strain the solids from the liquid. (via Luci’s Morsels)

3. Cucumber Melon White Sangria: Imagine you’re at a day spa getting the best massage and facial you’ve ever had, all while sipping on a glorious sangria. This recipe is that dream, and you don’t even have to leave the house and shell out major cash for a spa day. (via Lemons for Lulu)

4. Cucumber Watermelon Sangria: When temperatures reach hellacious levels, this is the cocktail you’ll want to be nursing. The combination of watermelon, cucumber and Sauvignon Blanc is the ultimate treat on a sweltering summer day. (via Better Homes and Gardens)

5. Peach and Thyme Sangria: If you’re lucky enough to have a soda machine, you can easily use it to make your own sparkling wine. This recipe consists of only white wine, peaches and thyme, with a little bit of fizz added before serving. (via Treasures and Travels)

6. Pineapple Mojito Sangria: This mojito and sangria fusion combines the best of both worlds. Muddling pineapple, lime and mint together before adding white wine and rum brings out the best in all of the flavors. You no longer have to choose between your two favorite cocktails. (via Kitchen Treaty)

7. The Best Sparkling Sake Sangria Recipe: It may seem obvious to use plum wine and sake to make sangria, but why haven’t we done it before? Soak the pineapple and cucumber in the wine for a few hours and top with sparkling sake before serving. (via Sugar and Charm)

8. Green Tea Sangria: This cocktail could just be the answer to your prayers. If you’ve been looking for a summer cocktail that’s both good and good for you… this is it. Honey is mixed with steeped green tea, cooled and combined with white wine, lemon and mint. Talk about invigorating! (via Brewing Happiness)

9. Blood Orange Rose Sangria: This elegant rose sangria would be a lovely addition to any bridal shower celebration or Sunday brunch. Don’t worry if you can’t find blood oranges — blood orange liqueur is available all year long. (via Posh Little Designs)

10. Hibiscus Sangria: Hibiscus flowers scream summertime, especially when you see and taste them. Not only are they beautiful and delicious, but they also have major health benefits that will make you feel better about drinking a whole pitcher. (via The Foodolic)

11. Sangria Swirl Frozen Margaritas: The sangria swirl in these margs is made by freezing fruity red wine, lime juice and triple sec in ice trays. Simply add them to your favorite margarita and you have one heck of a frosty drink. (via Dessert for Two)

12. Meyer Lemon Shandy Sangria:  Technically, this sangria has no wine, but the beer totally makes up for it. Meyer lemons aren’t in season during the summer, so you can just use regular lemons and up the sugar a little bit to make them sweeter. (via How Sweet It Is)

13. Spicy Citrus Sangria: Don’t be intimidated — the spice in this sangria is subtle, and you can easily adjust the heat to your liking. Definitely give it a try; no matter what, you’ll be surprised how much you love it. (via The Gourmet Gourmand)

14. Strawberry Rhubarb Rosé Sangria: This tart and fresh drink is a must for all your warm-weather barbecues. Strawberries and rhubarb are both plentiful in the spring and summer, so you should have no trouble getting your hands on everything you need. (via Sweet Peas and Saffron)

15. Sweet Tea Sangria With Peaches and Raspberries: Southern belles (and southerners at heart), this one’s for you! Everyone knows that sweet tea is sacred in the South, and now it’s been combined with white wine and fresh fruit for the perfect summer sangria. (via The Wicked Noodle)

16. Tropical Sangria With Passionfruit: If a tropical vacation isn’t in the cards for you this year, be sure to keep this drink with you poolside all summer. You’ll feel like you’re relaxing on the beach for a fraction of the cost. (via Something New for Dinner)

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