Sangria Recipes

Cinco de Mayo Sangria Party Ideas! Sangria recipes, skinny sangria and more

Need a summer party idea? Sangria parties are a great way to ring in warm weather, celebrate friends or add a theme to any housewarming, Cinco de Mayo, engagement party, birthday, or summer BBQ. A variety of options, recipes, decor and flowers will make your sangria party pop! Fruit is an inexpensive way to add decor and impress your party guests. Cheers!

RECIPES:

Sangria Recipes
Sangria Recipes

1) Traditional – Easy Sangria Recipe

(Double or triple recipe for large parties)


Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

1 Bottle of red wine
1 Lemon cut into wedges
1 Orange cut into wedges
1 Lime cut into wedges
2 Tbsp sugar
Splash of orange juice or lemonade
2 Shots of gin or triple sec (optional)
1 Apple (diced)
1 Small can of diced pineapples (with juice)
4 Cups ginger ale

Preparation:

Pour wine into a large pitcher and squeeze the juice wedges from the lemon, orange and lime into the wine. Toss in the fruit wedges (leaving out seeds if possible) and apples then add sugar, orange juice and gin. Chill overnight. Add ginger ale, berries and ice just before serving. To serve right away, use chilled red wine and serve over ice. For the best sangria, allow the mixture to cool in the fridge for 24 hours.

2) Low Sugar Sangria (Skinny Sangria)- with Agave Nectar

(Double or triple recipe for large parties)


Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Whether it’s a dietary restriction or you’re just trying to find a low calorie, low sugar sangria recipe, this sangria is based on agave nectar.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Bottle of red wine
  • 1 Lemon cut into wedges
  • 1 Lime cut into wedges
  • 1 Orange cut into wedges
  • 3/4 cup raspberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 2/3 cups Agave nectar
  • 2 cups sparkling water or club soda

Preparation:

Pour wine in the pitcher and squeeze the juice wedges from the lemon, orange and lime into the wine. Toss in the fruit wedges (leaving out seeds if possible) then add agave nectar. Chill overnight. Add sparkling water or club soda, raspberries and ice just before serving. To serve right away, use chilled red wine and serve over ice. For the best sangria, allow the mixture to cool in the fridge for 24 hours.
White Wine Sangria
White Wine Sangria

3) Simple White Wine Sangria Recipe

(Double or triple recipe for large parties)

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

White wine sangria is delicious, light and looks beautiful with every fruit added. 

Ingredients:
  • 1 Bottle of white wine
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 3 oranges (sliced)
  • 1 lemons (sliced)
  • 1 limes (sliced)
  • Handful of green grapes
  • 1/2 liter of ginger ale or club soda
Preparation:

Pour wine in the pitcher and squeeze the juice wedges from the oranges, lemons and limes into the wine. Toss in the fruit wedges (leaving out seeds if possible) and add sugar. Take the grapes, and any extra oranges, limes and lemons (if you choose) and add to the pitcher. Chill overnight. Add ginger ale or club soda just before serving. To serve right away, use chilled white wine and serve over ice.

Extras: sliced strawberries, peaches, and berries make great garnishes for the punch as well. For an extra punch, add rum to taste.

DECORATION:

Fruit party arrangements - sangria party ideas
(credit: theknot.com)

Sangria parties should be all about fun, good weather, friends and color! Reflect the beautiful colors found in sangria in your flower arrangements and decor.

1) FLOWERS:

Take colorful daisies (or any flower of choice)  and add pops of colors to the vase by using fruit. Placing limes, clementines, lemons and cranberries in your arrangements will make the flowers look as good as the sangria!  Vary the vase size and fruit choices in each vase to add variety. To further carry out the sangria theme, purchase inexpensive plastic pitchers and use them as vases for the flowers.

Fruit party arrangements - sangria party ideas
(credit: mbanyumili.com)

2) ADDITIONAL DECOR:

Carry the fruit theme into additional decor ideas by filling empty jars, vases and bowls with colorful fruit. Using vases of varying size, create an eye catching display with 4 vases filled each with a different color fruit. Vases will make a great display for the sangria tables, kitchen counters or as centerpieces for larger parties.

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One thought on “Cinco de Mayo Sangria Party Ideas! Sangria recipes, skinny sangria and more

  1. Love the sangria ideas…I think I’ll give them a try this weekend! I’m throwing a Cinco party that should be lots of fun…got this super-cute little mini sombreros from a local store, stocked up on tequila, have all the salsas anyone could ever want…I think we’re just about ready! These drinks are going to make a great additions, I hope!

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