4 fresh ways to make summer Sangria (VIDEO)

Refreshing Friday happy hour drink mixes to match your mood and thrill your tastebuds.

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With summer now in full swing, take a little inspiration from our Mediterranean friends and try one (or all!) of these delicious sangrias. Dating back to Roman times—a truly age-old classic—this delicious fruity cocktail is adaptable to any palette, pairing well with soft and strong flavors, sweet and savory dishes alike.

Try one of the slightly thicker red wine versions with your favorite selection of cheeses or a spicy chorizo-based dish for dinner. In the mood for a late afternoon sip and snack? The strawberry lemonade option is crying out to be served alongside your favorite easy-to-make strawberry cheesecake. But whichever of the four recipes you decide to choose from, they all pack a potable punch! See how to throw it all together in these simple steps from the Tasty YouTube channel.

For each recipe

Makes: 1 large jug

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Chilling time: 4 hours

Strawberry lemonade Sangria

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Ingredients:

2 lb of strawberries
1 sliced lemon
1 bottle of white wine
1 cup of white rum
4 cups of lemonade
1 cup of champagne

Mixed berry Sangria

Mixed berry sangria

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Ingredients:

1 cup of blackberries
1 cup of strawberries
1 cup of blueberries
1 bottle of red wine
1 cup of brandy
3 cups of apple juice
2 cups of lemon-lime soda

Raspberry peach Sangria

Peach sangria with mint

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Ingredients:

3 white peaches
2 cups of raspberries
1 bottle pf sparkling rosé
1 cup of white rum
4 cups of peach nectar
1 cup of champagne

Mango pineapple Sangria

Sangria with cherries and oranges

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Ingredients:

2 cups of pineapple
3 mangoes
1 bottle of red wine
1 cup of brandy
3 cups of pineapple juice
2 cups of orange soda

Cerith Gardiner
Cerith Gardiner

Cerith Gardiner was born in London and has been living in Paris for 14 years. She spends her time working as an English consultant, acting as taxi driver to her four children, and wondering if she’ll ever be as stylish as the French.

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