Sangria, a wine punch popular in Spain during the warmer months, is the perfect daytime drink to enjoy all summer long. Even if you’re not at a sidewalk cafe in Seville (there’s always next summer!), you can still enjoy a glass or three of sangria at home. It’s easy to make, highly-customizable and even easier to sip on without knocking you off your feet. Plus, if you’re entertaining, just make a big pitcher of sangria and skip the individual cocktail mixing or endlessly opening wine bottles for your guests.
The key to making a really good sangria is getting that perfect balance of fruity and tart. A too-sweet sangria can ruin the party faster than that dreaded red wine headache. With summer fruit at their very best right now, you can get sangria inspiration from your favorite peaches, plums or berries. Traditionally made with a Spanish red, like a Rioja, sangria can be made with any wine you love – rosé or a crispy white are especially nice in the summer. Make your sangria the night before so the flavors can meld together and the fruit can really infuse the wine with its floral fruitiness. Not sure where to start? We rounded up 13 unique sangria recipes that each have a distinct flavor and style — from red, white to rosé – there’s a sangria for just about everyone here. Salud!