4 Summer Sangria Recipes for Any Patio Party

It’s finally a beautiful time to be alive and outside in Vancouver, a time when I’d rather be on a sunny patio with a glass of fruity, wine-y deliciousness in my paw.

Sangria is just what any patio party needs, we all agreed. So, we launched this very site on a perfectly wonderful cloudy Saturday in East Van among some beautiful friends — whom we bribed to be there with four different types of sangria.

Don’t worry, we did the researching, taste testing, and ratio refining for you. Here are four red and white (but mostly white, because of summer) sangria recipes to add some fruity summer vibes to your life.

Pineapple Mojito Sangria

  • 3 medium limes, thinly sliced
  • Mint leaves (around 30 leaves)
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups fresh pineapple, cut into 1 to 2-inch chunks
  • 750 ml bottle dry white wine (a 00 on the BCL sweetness scale)
  • 1/2 cup white rum
  • 3/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 2 cups club soda (use lemon-lime soda if you’re in for something sweeter)
  1. Combine lime slices, 20 mint leaves, and sugar, then muddle together.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients, minus the club soda, saving some pineapple wedges and the leftover mint for garnish. Chill for a few hours or overnight.
  3. Remove original mint, which will go brown and soggy, and replace with fancy, still-green mint leaves. Top off with a club soda float.

Adapted from Kitchen Treaty

Strawberry Lemonade Sangria

  • 2 lemons, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 apple, sliced
  • 2 cups strawberries, sliced
  • 750 ml bottle white wine
  • 1/2 cup white rum
  • 1/3 cup simple syrup
  • 2 cups soda (or again, lemon-lime soda for your sweet tooth)
  1. Combine everything except soda. Save some fruit for the rim of your glass to be fancy!
  2. Chill for a few hours, or leave in fridge overnight.
  3. Pour in club soda before serving.

Adapted from Kitchen Treaty

Blueberry Mint Sangria

  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 20 mint leaves
  • 750ml bottle dry white wine (get that 00 sweetness grade!)
  • 1/4 cup white rum
  • 2 limes (1 juiced, 1 sliced)
  • 2 cups club soda
  1. If you have the time/desire, you can simmer half of the blueberries, all the sugar, and 1/2 of water together to make a syrup for the sangria. Or, if you like to sometimes cut corners like I do, muddle 1 cup blueberries and the sugar in your pitcher.
  2. Saving the club soda and half your mint leaves for later, mix in the rest of your ingredients.
  3. Chill for a few hours, or overnight.
  4. Remove mint that has gone brown. Add new mint and pour in soda before serving.

Adapted from Girl in the Little Red Kitchen

Sweet Berry Wine

  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 1/2 apple, sliced
  • 1/2 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1/2 cup raspberries
  • 3/4 cup fruit juice (orange is great)
  • 1/3 cup simple syrup or 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brandy or dark rum
  • 750 ml bottle red wine (something Spanish or Chilean that’s fruity and bold)
  • 2 cups club soda (optional)
  1. Combine everything except club soda.
  2. Chill for a few hours, or overnight.
  3. Option to top with club soda before you serve!

Adapted from Minimalist Baker

Let us know if you try any of these, or put your own fun twist on them. Drink up, babes!

Author: Melissa Roach

Melissa Roach is a freelance writer and communicator based in Vancouver, BC. When she's not creating content, she enjoys puzzling, crafting, and thrifting up a storm.

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