A Year of Sangria

Now there's a refreshing, fruity sangria recipe for every month of the year.
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Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©Copyright 2015

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©Copyright 2015

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©Copyright 2015

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©Copyright 2015

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©Copyright 2015

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©Copyright 2015

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©Copyright 2015

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©Copyright 2015

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©Copyright 2015

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©Copyright 2015

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©Copyright 2015

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©Copyright 2015

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Sangria is a perfect libation for a crowd. The wine-based drink flavored with fresh fruit and liquor is festive, refreshing and easy to make in big batches, just like punch. To maximize its full potential, think outside the confines of simply "red" or "white." The Food Network Kitchen chefs came up with a seasonal sangria for every month of the year.

January: Pineapple-Coconut Sangria

The first month of the year is often long and cold. This refreshing melange of crisp white wine, coconut water syrup and fresh tropical fruit is like a vacation in a glass.

Get the Recipe: Pineapple-Coconut Sangria

February: Chocolate-Cherry Sangria

Valentine's Day's most-iconic treat inspired this chocolatey winter sangria. Its signature flavors come from chocolate-flavored liqueur as well as preserved and frozen cherries.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate-Cherry Sangria

March: Green Melon-Mint Sangria

Melon liqueur adds flavor and also a festive bright-green color to this spring sangria, teeming with tart apples, other green fruits and mint leaves. An obvious choice to serve at your St. Patrick's Day party, this sangria also works well in warmer months.

Get the Recipe: Green Melon-Mint Sangria

April: White Peach, Tarragon and Bubble Sangria

Tapioca pearls add a bit of whimsy to this bubble-tea-like sangria that's flavored with fragrant elderflower liqueur and sweet white peaches. This delicate drink is perfect for a spring party or shower.

Get the Recipe: White Peach, Tarragon and Bubble Sangria

May: Rosé, Rosewater and Raspberry Sangria

Raspberries and grapefruit soda add a bit of tang to balance out the floral rosewater syrup in this rosé wine sangria. Thanks to its blushing-pink color, the drink is perfect for Mother's Day or a spring picnic in the garden.

Get the Recipe: Rose, Rosewater and Raspberry Sangria

June: Lemon-Cilantro Sangria

Get ready for summer in a pitcher! This sangria calls for crisp white wine, lemon-flavored liqueur and tart lemon soda, plus a bright, herbal cilantro syrup, for a decidedly adult version of lemonade.

Get the Recipe: Lemon-Cilantro Sangria

July: Honeydew, Jicama and Cucumber Sangria

For summer's hottest days, try this refreshing summer sangria filled with crisp and cooling honeydew melon, cucumber, and jicama. Gin and lime juice add a bright, floral zip to the drink.

Get the Recipe: Honeydew, Jicama and Cucumber Sangria

August: Black and Blue Berry Sangria

Summer's berry bounty is on full display in this dark sangria made with red wine and flavored with black raspberry liqueur, mixed-berry vodka, and loads of fresh blackberries and blueberries.

Get the Recipe: Black and Blue Berry Sangria

September: Autumn Apple Sangria

This invigorating sangria is reminiscent of fall's first cool days. Apples and apple cider flavor this bright beverage; it's sweetened with a lemon-cinnamon syrup and apple brandy.

Get the Recipe: Autumn Apple Sangria

October: Orange, Aperol and Rosemary Sangria

This bright, citrusy fall sangria combines Aperol, a slightly bitter orange-flavored aperitif, with orange liqueur, soda, juice and slices. Fresh rosemary adds a fragrant, herbal note. 

Get the Recipe: Orange, Aperol and Rosemary Sangria

November: Cranberry-Clementine Mulled Sangria

Instead of being served hot, this mulled red wine is sweetened with maple syrup and flavored with black tea and spices before being chilled. Whole fresh cranberries keep it bright and refreshing.

Get the Recipe: Cranberry-Clementine Mulled Sangria

December: Vanilla, Starfruit and Champagne Sangria

Lillet Blanc, an aromatic French aperitif wine, enhances the delicate starfruit in this festive sangria. Made with Champagne and vanilla bean syrup, it's ideal for the holiday entertaining season and also works for wedding showers, birthdays or anytime you want to add a bit of sparkle to the party.

Get the Recipe: Vanilla, Starfruit and Champagne Sangria

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