• Chelsea Melvin

10 Surprising Sangria Recipes

If you know Sorrenti’s, you know that we are all about sangria (boozy fruit, anyone?!). While red sangria is a classic staple, today there are so many variations on this adaptable drink. At Sorrenti Family Estate, you can find traditional reds and whites along with fun fruit and seasonal flavors.



We’ve rounded up 10 of the internet’s best surprising or nontraditional sangria recipes for your summer cocktail musings:

Herb Focused

1. Mint and Citrus White Wine Sangria

Ingredients:

  • 1 bottle of white wine (consider Pinot Grigio or Vignoles)

  • 1 medium lemon

  • 1 medium lime

  • A handful of mint leaves

  • 2 Tbsp sugar

  • 2 Tbsp water

Recipe and directions via The Minimalist Baker


2. Green Tea Sangria


Ingredients:

Recipe and directions via Brewing Happiness



3. Cucumber-Watermelon Sangria


Ingredients:

  • 1 seedless cucumber

  • 2 lime

  • 2 cups watermelon balls or chunks

  • A bunch of mint leaves

  • ¼ cup lime juice

  • 1 cup watermelon juice

  • ¼ cup honey

  • 1 bottle dry white wine (consider Seyval Blanc)

  • 1 liter of carbonated water

Recipe and directions via Better Homes and Gardens



4. Red Sangria with (lots) of Herbs and Citrus


Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup sugar

  • 10 sprigs thyme

  • 1/3 cup rosemary leaves

  • 2 limes

  • 2 medium oranges

  • 2 lemons

  • 10 sprigs mint

  • 4 star anise pods

  • 1 ½ cups brandy

  • ¼ cup orange liqueur

  • 2 bottles chilled fruit-forward red wine (consider Kittatinny Red)

Recipe and directions via Bon Appetit

Fruit Forward



5. Cantaloupe Chardonnay Sangria

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups cantaloupe juice

  • 2 cups cantaloupe pieces

  • 1 bottle of Chardonnay wine

  • ½-1 cup sparkling water

Recipe and directions via Luci’s Morsels



6. Lemonade Sangria


Ingredients:

Recipe and directions via The Taylor House



7. Pina Colada Sangria


Ingredients:

  • 2 bottles of sweet white wine (consider Niagara)

  • 20 ounce can crushed pineapple

  • 1 ½ cups coconut rum

Recipe and directions via Wine and Glue

8. Bourbon Cherry Vanilla Sangria


Ingredients:

  • ½ pound pitted cherries

  • 1 vanilla bean

  • 1 bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon

  • ½ cup bourbon

  • ½ cup simple syrup

  • 24 ounces ginger beer

  • Ice

Recipe and directions via Sarcastic Cooking


Wildcards

9. Spicy Citrus Sangria


Ingredients:


Recipe and directions via The Gourmet Gourmand




10. Fireball Sangria


Ingredients:

Recipe and directions via Delish


Which recipe is your favorite?


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