In Our Cups: Sangria

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5 great summer sangrias!

Tim and I host a monthly happy hour celebration and at our last event, we served a pretty tasty sangria, but of course I failed to take any pictures so you’ll have to make do with this one of empty glasses!

Anyway, I think that sangria is a great summer drink. It’s fairly simple to make and can easily be adapted for a variety of tastes. Plus, it’s a great way to use some of that great summer fruit!

So this week, we have a round-up of great sangria recipes for you to try at your next shindig, starting with the one I adapted:

Prosecco Sangria for Julie Blanner: Tim and I love prosecco so this was a given. I used strawberries and an apple instead of peaches and lemoncello instead of the brandy. It was pretty darn good! And teaches an important lesson- don’t be afraid to experiment a bit.

White Strawberry Lemon Sangria by Kitchen Treaty: I almost made this one since I had plenty of great local strawberries. It sounds tasty!

Berry Sangria by Kitchen Confidante: Ok, so many of you want red wine for your sangria. This combines red wine and those tasty summer berries!

Ginger Melon Sangria by Love and Olive Oil: I can’t wait to try this when the melons start showing up at the farmer’s market. Love the addition of ginger beer too!

The Best Sangria by Gimme Some Oven: Normally I shy away from anything labeled the “best” since I think that’s pretty subjective, but I am intrigued by this recipe and it’s another one for the red wine lovers!

Preserving the Harvest: Strawberries