Best 5 Sangria Recipes for Summer

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Photo by: Yunhee Kim

Yunhee Kim

The weather is getting warmer and the days are getting longer, which means it's time for one thing: summer cocktails. Simple to mix with on-hand ingredients, Spanish sangria is traditionally made with red or white wine, flavored liqueurs and a heaping pile of fresh fruit — oranges, apples and berries are classic choices. The five sippers below will quench your thirst in the sweltering heat and easily serve a crowd.

For best results, refrigerate the prepared pitcher (pictured above) for at least one hour before serving, so that the red wine, brandy and orange liqueur can adopt the bright flavors of citrus and apple.

Guy’s fruit-filled glass boasts a refreshing mixture of juicy pineapple, grapes and slices of lemon, lime and orange.

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Matt Armendariz, 2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

A pint of ripe raspberries complements the light flavor of rose wine in Bobby’s drink, best topped with a splash of club soda.

A bottle of bubbly is the base of Giada’s cocktail, infused with a fragrant mint simple syrup and finished with fresh mint leaves.

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Rachael-Ray-White-Wine-Sangria

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Tara Donne, FOOD NETWORK : 2012, Television Food Network, G.P.

Rachael prefers a white Rioja Spanish wine to stir into her apple-laced sangria, though any bottle of dry white wine will do.

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