Top 5 Sangria Recipes (and the Perfect Glasses to Serve Them)

Summer is the perfect season for sangria—a refreshing, fruity wine punch that's as versatile as it is delicious. Sangria has a rich history that dates back centuries, originating in Spain and Portugal. The word "sangria" is derived from the Spanish word "sangre," meaning blood, referencing the drink's deep red color. Traditionally made with red wine, fruit, and brandy, sangria has evolved into a delightful concoction that can be customized to fit any occasion.

Here at Luigi Bormioli, we understand the importance of serving this vibrant beverage in the perfect glass to enhance its flavor and presentation. Here, we present the top 5 sangria recipes and the ideal glasses to serve them.

White Peach Sangria

Ingredients:

1 bottle of dry white wine (Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc)
3 ripe peaches, sliced
1 cup of raspberries
1/4 cup of peach schnapps
1/4 cup of brandy
1 cup of club soda
Mint leaves for garnish

Combine the wine, peaches, raspberries, peach schnapps, and brandy in a large pitcher. Stir gently and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Before serving, add club soda and mint leaves.

Luigi Bormioli Diamante Spritz Glass, with its elegant shape and ample space, is perfect for showcasing the vibrant colors and garnishes of the White Peach Sangria. The tall, slender design keeps the drink cool and refreshing.

Luigi Bormioli Diamante Gin Spritz Glasses

 

Classic Red Sangria

Ingredients:

1 bottle of red wine
1 orange, thinly sliced
1 lemon, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons of sugar
2 ounces of brandy
1 cup of orange juice
1 cup of club soda
Seasonal fruits (berries, apples, and peaches)

Combine the wine, orange, lemon, and sugar in a large pitcher. Stir until the sugar dissolves. Add the brandy, orange juice, and seasonal fruits. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours (preferably overnight). Before serving, add club soda and stir gently.

Talismano 23.75 oz wine glass from Luigi Bormioli enhances the aromatic bouquet of the sangria, allowing the flavors to meld together beautifully. The wide bowl provides ample room for the fruit and ice, making it an ideal choice for serving.

LUIGI BORMIOLI TALISMANO 23.75 OZ BORDEAUX RED WINE GLASSES (SET OF 4)

 

Rosé Sangria

Ingredients:

1 bottle of rosé wine
1/2 cup of strawberries, sliced
1/2 cup of watermelon, cubed
1/4 cup of simple syrup
1/4 cup of triple sec
1 cup of sparkling water
Fresh basil leaves for garnish

Combine the wine, strawberries, watermelon, simple syrup, and triple sec in a large pitcher. Stir and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Before serving, add sparkling water and basil leaves.

Mixology 27 oz Gin & Tonic Glass is an excellent choice for serving Rosé Sangria. Its unique shape enhances the drink's visual appeal, while its generous size allows for plenty of fruit and ice.

Luigi Bormioli Mixology Spanish Gin Tonic Glasses

 

Tropical Sangria

Ingredients:

1 bottle of white wine (Chardonnay or Riesling)
1 cup of pineapple juice
1/2 cup of coconut rum
1/4 cup of simple syrup
1 mango, diced
1 kiwi, sliced
1/2 cup of pineapple chunks
Club soda

Combine the wine, pineapple juice, coconut rum, and simple syrup in a large pitcher. Add the mango, kiwi, and pineapple chunks. Stir and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Before serving, add club soda.

Michelangelo Masterpiece Wine Glass is ideal for this tropical delight, as it accommodates the chunks of fruit and allows the aromatic notes of the tropical ingredients to be fully appreciated.

LUIGI BORMIOLI MICHELANGELO MASTERPIECE 17 OZ BURGUNDER RED WINE GLASSES (SET OF 4)

 

Whether you prefer the classic red or a tropical twist, sangria is a versatile and delightful drink perfect for any gathering. Using the proper glassware enhances sangria's aesthetic appeal, flavor, and experience. Luigi Bormioli offers a variety of exquisite glass options that will make your sangria stand out. Cheers to refreshing summer moments with the perfect sangria in the perfect glass!