Golden Summer Sangria

2013 Nov 18 |  Written by:  | Tags: ,

There may be many ways to beat the heat, but the best is arguably with a glass of your favourite drink, preferably one that’s been chilled and goes down smoothly. The flavours of summer come together in this light, cooling recipe for a golden summer sangria. You can substitute berries and other citrus fruits as you wish, or add and subtract ingredients according to taste. Imagine holding a glass of this deliciously fruity concoction while lounging by the pool, swinging in a hammock, eating brunch in the breezy outdoors or generally just melting your cares away – it’s a blissful picture, indeed.

Golden Summer Sangria

Servings: 8

Prep Time: 10 Minutes


  • 135 ml Calvados or other apple brandy/liqueur
  • 750 ml dry white wine
  • 2 1/2 tbsps sugar
  • 1 lime, thinly sliced
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1 small orange, thinly sliced
  • 1 pear, peeled, cored, cut into wedges
  • 2 ripe peaches, cut into wedges
  • 2 green apples, cored, cut into wedges
  • 10 strawberries or raspberries, hulled and sliced
  • handful of fresh mint leaves, shredded or chopped
  • soda water or seltzer, to top off sangria


  1. Mix the wine, Calvados or liqueur and sugar in a large pitcher or jug. Stir to dissolve the sugar.
  2. Add the fruit and mint in. Cover and chill for 4-5 hours.
  3. To serve, pour sangria into glasses or goblets and top off with a splash of soda water or seltzer.
  4. Add ice cubes and garnish with more mint and lemon slices, if desired.
Golden Summer Sangria
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