Sangria is a delicious cocktail to serve friends and guests when you’re entertaining. It’s really easy to make, it looks pretty in a clear glass pitcher, and I love that I can use up fruits that are becoming overripe, instead of throwing the fruit away. Other combinations of fruits or berries can be used in these sangrias such as peaches, plums, or apples, according to the season. However, for the white sangria, make sure to keep the citrus fruits included for great color and flavor.

Red and White Wine Sangria

Red and White Wine Sangria

RED WINE SANGRIA

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle of your favorite red wine (Merlot or Pinot Noir work well)
  • 1 (48-oz) bottle of pomegranate-blueberry juice
  • 6 oz brandy
  • 1 cup fresh blackberries
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries

Directions

Combine all of the ingredients in a large pitcher and let steep for 3 hours, or overnight. When ready to serve, garnish with a sprig of fresh basil.

WHITE WINE SANGRIA

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle of your favorite white wine (Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay work well)
  • 1 (48-oz) bottle of Lemonade
  • 6 oz Lemoncello liqueur
  • 1 cup fresh lemon slices
  • 1 cup fresh lime slices
  • 1 cup fresh star fruit slices

Directions

Combine all of the ingredients in a large pitcher and let steep for 3 hours, or overnight. When ready to serve, garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.