summer sangrias

There's something special about August evenings. There's no oranger orange than when the sun sets in August. The temperature is just right. It's the best time of year for sitting outside enjoying a cool drink. 

It is my belief that August was made for sangria. I love the versatility and fun you can have when mixing sangria. You can also go super cheap with the wine, which is a bonus for my wallet. With that in mind, I got a little creative and whipped up two amazing sangria recipes for you to enjoy, both with bottles under $10. If you mix them this weekend, be sure to let me know what you think!

sangria ingredients
red sangria recipe


  • 1 orange
  • 1 cup of strawberries, halved
  • 1 cup of blueberries
  • 4 cups of peach lemonade
  • 1 bottle of red wine

I always put the fruit in the pitcher first. It helps prevent splashing (and therefore staining). Be sure to also wash all of your fruits before cutting up and adding to the sangria! Then mix and chill for a minimum of four hours. 

white sangria recipe


  • 1 cup of white grapes
  • 1 gala apple
  • 1/4 of a small, seedless watermelon
  • 4 cups of regular lemonade
  • 1 bottle of white wine

As before, add fruit first then add liquids. Mix and chill. I also froze several grapes and added them to my cup to help keep my sangria cool while not watering it down with ice. 

red and white sangria
red white sangria
red and white sangria