By Vanessa Greaves

Raise a glass to summer's best sangrias

Here are enough variations on this fun and fruity wine punch to see you through a whole season's worth of sizzling days and sultry nights. Check out the flavor formulas that make these sangrias special.

1. Sangria! Sangria!

Flavor formula: red wine + brandy + Triple sec + orange juice + citrus + carbonated water

Photo by Meredith

2. Watermelon Sangria

Flavor formula: white wine + vodka + triple sec + watermelon + lime + orange + blueberry

3. White Peach Sangria

Flavor formula: white wine + peach vodka + lemonade + white peach + grape

Photo by Trish-a-Licious

4. Berrylicious Frozen Sangria Slush

Flavor formula: red wine + orange liqueur + berries + orange

5. White Sangria

Flavor formula: white wine + peach schnapps + cognac + ginger ale + orange + mango


6. Sunset Sangria

Flavor formula: rosé + vodka + triple sec + pineapple + lemon + lime + orange + raspberry

7. Sassy Sangria

Flavor formula: red wine + pineapple + lime + orange

Photo by LilSnoo

8. Peach-Basil White Sangria

Flavor formula: Pinot Grigio + peach schnapps + peach + basil

Photo by Buckwheat Queen

9. Sangria Melon Chiller

Flavor formula: white wine + Triple Sec + orange juice + mint + melons

10. Classic Spanish Sangria

Flavor formula: red wine + rum + lemon + lime + orange

Photo by Meredith

Did You Know?

  • Sangria gets its name from sangre, the Spanish word for blood. (Ewww!) That's because in Spain it's traditionally made with red wine, which stains your clothes just as badly. Ask anyone who's run with the bulls in Pamplona.
  • It's also the unofficial drink of said bull-running. Go figure.
  • When it's made with white or rosé wine, it's called sangria blanca.
  • And what foods go with sangria? Everything from the most robust BBQs to the lightest salads. After all, sangria is served alongside Spanish tapas — small-plate appetizers and snacks that range all over the flavor map.

Check out even more sangria recipes.