Sangria is one of my favorite summer drinks — it’s fruity and colorful and perfect for a party since you can mix up a huge batch the night before, then chill it and forget it while the fruit infuses it and makes it even more delicious while it sits. So, since pool parties are around the corner, Chanel and I decided to challenge each other to a Sangria face-off and see who gets the award for official drink of summer. Watch the video above to see who wins, then keep scrolling for the recipes!
In my version (recipe below), I traded in red wine for rosé which is my other favorite drink of summer (obvi), and replaced the traditional brandy with Saint Germaine, which is an elderflower liquor that also has the prettiest bottle ever.
Chanel made a pretty groovy version, too. Click here to get the recipe for her Citrus Mint Sangria.
I’d love to hear your favorite summer party drinks in the comments!
And if you’re looking for more fun recipe vids, don’t miss my favorite lunch-hour grain bowl, how to frost a layer cake, my superfood salmon salad, 2 amazing guacamole recipes, or my secrets to perfectly roasted veggies.
- 2 peaches, peeled and sliced
- 1 plum, peeled and sliced
- 1 cup pitted cherries
- 1/4 cup basil leaves, stems revoed
- 1 cup Saint Germaine
- 1/4 cup agave (or more if you like it sweeter)
- 1 bottle rosé
Add fruit and basil to a pitcher. Top with Saint Germaine and agave, then fill pitcher to top with rosé. Chill for up to 4 hours and up to overnight. Drink!