When it comes to summer cocktails, it doesn’t get better
than some ice cold sangria by the pool. And when you factor in
#NationalTequilaDay, you have a match made in heaven. A simple drink to make ahead of time, sangria
is the perfect combination of light and fruity.
Whether you’re looking for something traditional or a little
more on the wild side, here are five sangria recipes to try before Labor Day.
A good sangria is simple, sweet, dry, and boozy. You can’t
go wrong with a traditional
red recipe. Not only is it refreshing on a hot summer day, it is the
perfect accompaniment to most of your favorite summer dishes. Seafood? Check.
Burgers? Check. Patatas bravas? Absolutely. This recipe uses apples, oranges,
and brown sugar for a traditional feel.
White Sangria with
The key to this
sangria is letting the fruit marinate in the wine overnight. Choose a
Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio and add your sliced mango, strawberries,
raspberries, and oranges. Not only is this sangria the perfect balance of
light, fruity, and refreshing, it looks beautiful out by the pool. Don’t
discard the fruit after. They make the perfect sweet (and boozy) treat
Tart and refreshing, this lemonade
sangria is the perfect BYOB for an outdoor concert. Select your white wine
of choice (Trader Joe’s has excellent wines on hand, perfect for sangria) and
add in two cups of frozen blueberries. Remember to refrigerate for at least
three hours, so the flavors have time to sink into the wine. Garnish with mint!
Sweet Tea Sangria
Perfect for front porch or balcony sippin’, this sweet
tea sangria adds a touch of the Deep South. Start with a dry white wine and
add your choice of sweet tea. Peaches and raspberries are the perfect fruit
accompaniment. Serve in mason jars with striped paper straws or garnish with
mint. It’s up to you whether you adopt the accent.
Piña Colada Sangria
Bring a little taste of coastal life to your next pool party
colada sangria. Seltzer gives the drink a little bit of bubbly and slices
of fresh pineapple add some sweetness. The hidden ingredient? Coconut rum for a
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Catch you by the pool!