A pitcher of cool, refreshing sangria or punch makes any barbecue or summer party a little more special. Browse our collection of red, white, and pink sangrias, as well as fresh, fruity coolers and punch recipes, both alcoholic and alcohol-free, made with watermelon, pineapple, cucumber, raspberries, and more summer fruit.
Choose a crisp white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio, and mix in orange liqueur, fresh ginger, lemon juice, basil, or mint leaves. Then, add your choice of summer fruits such as pineapple, cantaloupe, and apricots. This refreshing white sangria can be prepared up to a day in advance.
The Pimm's Cup, which dates back to 1840s London, may well be the definitive summer cocktail! This recipe combines Pimm's No. 1 (a fruity, spicy, gin-based liqueur), with lemonade, ginger ale, and a splash more gin.
This blushing pink sangria is made with rose wine and white cranberry juice. Begin by macerating blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, and raspberries in sugar and raspberry liquer for an hour, then add the wine and juice.
A ripe watemelon becomes both punchbowl and drink with this fun, kid-friendly recipe. Scoop out the watermelon and puree the flesh in a food processor. Just before serving, mix the pureed fruit with chilled seltzer and pour into the hollowed-out melon shell.
Soak halved bing cherries in lime juice and simple syrup to give them a sweet zing. Deepen the cherry flavor of this punch by using black cherry vodka (plain vodka is fine too), and top off with sparkling water.
Here's the classic recipe for sangria, combining orange juice, brandy, sugar, orange and lemon slices, and dry red wine. Lighten the mixture with either seltzer or lemon-lime soda, depending on how sweet you like your punch.
Vodka adds a kick to this white wine sangria. Raspberries and slices of plum, apple, and orange add color and sweetness.
Strain cucumber puree through a sieve to make the refreshing juice for this summer seltzer drink. Mint leaves and sliced lime add to the fresh flavor, and agave nectar or honey add a touch of sweetness.