Sangria is a fun, fruity twist on our favorite beverage of choice—wine. Celebrate National Sangria Day (December 20th) with one of these delicious Sangria recipes.
Classic Sangria uses citrus fruits such as oranges, lemons, and limes as well as some brandy and a medium-bodied red wine. We recommend using a fruit-forward Merlot or Tempranillo for this particular recipe. Try using 2017 Sebastiani Merlot, Sonoma County.
Recipe via Food & Wine.
Now here’s an elegant take on the iconic drink. This recipe calls for lavender syrup as well as strawberries, peaches, brandy, and a white wine such as Pinot Grigio. Pinot Grigio has flavors of tropical and stone fruits that complement the fruit in this recipe. The Four Graces 2018 Pinot Gris is what we recommend for this Lavender Sangria.
Recipe via How Sweet Eats.
CITRUS POMEGRANATE SANGRIA
This festive Sangria is perfect for sharing with family and friends during the upcoming holiday. It contains all of the classic Sangria ingredients, but it also adds pomegranate juice and seeds. We suggest using 2016 Acrobat Pinot Noir, Oregon because it’s more fruit-forward than other Pinots.
Recipe via Flavour & Savour.
This yummy Sangria recipe is great for warmer weather; however, it can be enjoyed in cooler weather too. It contains peaches, nectarines, plums, and apricots along with a splash of Elderflower liqueur and some Rosé. For this recipe, try using 2018 Foley Sonoma Rosé of Pinot, Russian River Valley.
Recipe via Bon Appétit.