You guys, this easy summer sangria is my new favorite thing! It is seriously the best sangria ever and it is absolutely perfect to enjoy on a warm, summer day. It’s like drinking summer in a glass, and is a 5 ingredient recipe, making it perfect for Five Ingredient Fridays.
I found this fun roundup from a couple of years ago of the best sangria recipes and it got me to thinking that it was time to update my sangria recipe.
Years ago, I shared this easy sangria recipe and it remains one of my favorite ways to make a red sangria. But, in the summer months, I don’t always want red sangria and want to try something a bit lighter, so I decided it was time for PINK sangria!
To make this super easy summer sangria, all you’ll need to pick a wine to be your base. The best part is you can be flexible on what type of wine you use. Rose is a fun option, but you can swap the rose for white wine as well. A pinot grigio or sauvignon blanc are great options for white sangria. It’s best to find a crisp, dry white wine as a base.
This recipe is seriously so easy. The most time consuming part is just cutting your watermelon and strawberries (and I like using frozen whole strawberries for this recipe, so one less prep step). After that’s done, it’s a matter of pouring everything into a pitcher, stirring and enjoying!
What’s even better is this recipe is more delicious with time, so it’s perfect to make ahead and store in the fridge. Simply mix everything together, leave it in the refrigerator overnight and it will be ready to pour for you and your friends the next day!
Summertime fruits are what makes this sangria scream summer (and also makes it extra delicious)! Strawberry and watermelon are favorites in our house, so we always have them on hand. Some for the kids to snack on and some for the adult beverages!
Oh and don’t forget my favorite little trick – use frozen strawberries because they act as ice cubes! Enjoy the best summer sangria outside on your patio – cheers! Make this as a rose sangria by using rose wine, or a white wine sangria and enjoy all summer long.
Easy Summer Sangria
This easy summer sangria recipe is so refreshing and can be made with rose or white wine.Print Rate
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup brandy
- 1 cup strawberries halved (fresh or frozen)
- 2 cups watermelon cubed
- 1 bottle dry white wine or rose wine 750mL
- Add sugar and water into the bottom of a pitcher. Stir a few times. Add brandy and stir to dissolve.
- Add in strawberries, watermelon and pour in the bottle of wine.
- Stir and let sit in the refrigerator for an hour or overnight (preferable).
- To serve, fill a glass half full with ice, pour in sangria and enjoy!
If you'd prefer, you can make a simple syrup instead of letting the sugar dissolve.