It’s the summer’s best tipple, so try a twist on a trusted classic with these delightful recipes.

Summer may not be going as planned, but it just means the smaller moments are that much sweeter. These takes on the traditional sangria will add a holiday feel to your weekends. What will you make first?


Cava sangria


2 juice oranges

1 bottle of cava

Cointreau (to taste)

Brandy (to taste)


1 peach

1 kiwi

1 lemon

1 orange

10 strawberries



  1. In a large jug with ice, mix together the cava, orange juice, sugar. Then stir in the chopped peaches, kiwi, lemon, orange and strawberries. Add Cointreau and brandy to taste.
  2. Refrigerate until you’re ready to serve in flutes glasses.

Sangria with blackcurrant cider, if you want to add a little bit extra.

Sangria of Sidra

½ bottle of cider

1 glass of orange juice

1 glass of apple juice

2 tablespoons of sugar

1 peach or nectarines

1 apple

½ lemon

1 orange


  1. In a large jug with ice, mix together the cider, orange juice, apple juice and sugar. Then stir in the chopped apple, peach, lemon and orange.
  2. Refrigerate until you’re ready to serve with ice. Cut with fizzy water for a more aperitif feel.

Cucumber mint sangria


1 chilled bottle of your favourite white wine

500ml sparkling water with lime

1 cucumber

6+ fresh mint leaves


  1. Pour wine and lime sparkling water in to a pitcher with ice. Then, add the sliced cucumber, mint and stir.
  2. Chill in fridge for at least 1-2 hours to allow the cucumber and mint to infuse.

Peach sangria


2 bottles dry white zinfandel

4 tbsp Cointreau

250ml peach schnapps

4 tbsp golden caster sugar

2 cinnamon sticks

2 sliced limes

2 sliced oranges

500ml soda water

Ice, to serve


  1. Put the wine, Cointreau, peach schnapps, sugar, cinnamon sticks, sliced limes and oranges into a large bowl, then stir. After, place in the refrigerator to chill.
  2. To serve, add the soda water and some ice and pour into glasses.