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8 Party-Ready Sangria Recipes to Please a Crowd

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Sangria is the perfect party drink because you can batch it in advance, it isn’t too strong, and it will satisfy both wine and cocktail drinkers. We’ve got a top-notch, classic Sangria recipe and seven more riffs on it that you have to try for your next get-together.

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Nothing is better than the classic recipe. Made with a simple mix of red wine, brandy, simple syrup and fruit, it’s one of the easiest and most satisfying large format drinks you can make.

The Essentials

Red Wine
brandy
Orange
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Sweet-tart Moscato and Applejack join forces in this fall take on the classic. Made with a touch of clove syrup, it’s the perfect way to kick off Thanksgiving dinner.

The Essentials

Moscato
Applejack
Apples and Pears
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It’s super easy to make this light, summery take on Sangria. Simply add the ingredients to a Mason jar, shake, chill, and it’ll be ready to go on your next adventure.

The Essentials

Lustau Fino Sherry
combier
Sliced Plums
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Matt Tocco of Pinewood Social made this frozen Sangria to combat Nashville’s summer heat, and we have to agree it’s the most refreshing version of the drink we’ve tasted. Whip up a batch to serve at your next barbecue or pool party.

The Essentials

Wine
Grapefruit Juice
St-Germain
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Effervescent Cava replaces red wine in this fizzy, lightweight Sangria recipe from Miguel Lancha at Bazaar Meat by José Andrés in Las Vegas. It calls for Manzanilla sherry instead of brandy to add nutty depth.

The Essentials

Cava
Sherry
combier
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Rosé wine fanatics will love this pink drink, which is made with both watermelon liqueur and chunks of watermelon. No one will be able to resist a glass of this rosy-hued cocktail.

The Essentials

Rosé
Liqueur
Watermelon
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Aged rum adds a deep tropical sweetness to this Sangria, which also employs the help of exotic lychee and mango juices. The recipe makes a big ol’ batch, but we’d be surprised if you have any leftovers after serving it at your next party.

The Essentials

Red WIne
Lychee Juice
Rum
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This white Sangria gets the double-duty fall treatment with both sparkling apple cider and Applejack. It’s the perfect drink to serve during cocktail hour at your next fall dinner party.

The Essentials

White Wine
Sparkling Apple Cider
applejack

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