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Summer Sangria

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A pitcher of cool and fruity summer sangria is perfect for a sunny summer day. Pineapple, watermelon, lime, and cucumber make a refreshingly light sangria that pairs perfectly with grilled meals. This pineapple version is ready for picnics, barbeques, and backyard gatherings all summer!

Whether you’re welcoming guests or savoring time on your own, a pitcher of sangria over ice is the perfect way to chill on a hot summer evening. What’s in sangria? Depending on the recipe, fresh fruit, juice, rum, brandy, or flavored liquor are red, white, or rose wine. Summer sangria comes together quickly and easily and is ready for serving after 6 hours in the fridge.

This simple sangria calls for fresh strawberries, and the ProFreshionals Strawberry Huller makes extracting strawberries a breeze! The ProFreshionals Strawberry Huller is incredibly easy to use, leaving you with beautifully hulled strawberries in minutes. This efficient strawberry huller quickly and effectively pierces through strawberries, removing the stem with one simple twist. The extra wide handles feature soft-touch pads, offering a comfortable non-slip grip for added control and stability. This heavy-duty strawberry huller is made of industrial-grade stainless steel, built to resist breaking, bending, tarnishing, or warping with regular use.

The ProFreshionals Apple Wedger is the perfect tool for quickly slicing the apples. This versatile 2-in-1 apple slicer removes the core while simultaneously dividing the apple into 8 uniform wedges with just one slice. This slicer provides long-lasting durability and has sharp stainless steel blades, an ergonomic design, and BPA-free plastic. It is top-rack dishwasher safe for quick and easy clean-up after use.

Spread summery cheer at your next party with a pitcher of summer sangria. Follow the steps below to make fruity, refreshing sangria all summer long:

How to make summer sangria

  • Pour the wine, liquor, and pineapple juice into a large pitcher.
  • Add the fruit and stir gently.
  • Cover the sangria and refrigerate until cold, about 6 hours, or overnight.
  • Serve in stemless wine glasses garnished with a sprig of mint.

Tips for making summer sangria

  • Sub in frozen fruit if you haven’t been fresh – it keeps your drink cold too!
  • Chilling time is critical! Chilling the sangria allows the fresh fruits to infuse the wine. If you skimp on time, the sangria will lack a full-fruit flavor.
  • Taste the sangria and adjust accordingly. For a sweeter sangria, add more pineapple juice. For a stronger sangria, add more liquor.
  • Go off script. Add sparkling water for bubbles, and swap the fruit for your favorites, like raspberries or pear.
  • Set up a self-serve station for guests. Place a drink dispenser on an outdoor table with stacks of cups. Fill up the dispenser to the nozzle with faux ice cubes to keep it from clogging.
  • For a spicy version, add slices of fresh jalapeno (tastes amazing when served with tacos!)


Cool off on a hot summer day with the GoodCook line of bakeware and kitchen accessories. This summer, sangria comes together easily with the ProFreshionals Strawberry Huller and the ProFreshionals Apple Wedger. Add all the ingredients to a pitcher, chill in the fridge, and you’ll have a delicious, fruity cocktail for your next party in a few hours. Are you ready for the ultimate refreshing summer drink?


Happy Summer Sangria making! If you try this recipe at home, we’d love to see a photo! Snap a picture and upload it to Instagram. Don’t forget to tag us #goodcookcom

  • serves: 4-6
  • difficulty: Low
  • prep: 10 minutes
  • type: Beverages
  • total time: 3 hours


  • 1 bottle Moscato or sweet white wine
  • 1 c apple-flavored liquor or triple sec
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 c thinly sliced strawberries
  • 1 orange, thinly sliced into rounds and rounds quartered
  • 2 green apples, cored and sliced
  • Fresh mint, for garnish


  1. Pour wine, liquor, and pineapple juice into a large pitcher.
  2. Add fruit, and stir gently.
  3. Cover and refrigerate until cold, about 6 hours, or overnight.
  4. Serve in stemless wine glasses garnished with a sprig of mint.
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