3 Yummy summer twists on the usual sangria

Is there a more summer-appropriate drink than a tall, delicate glass of sangria full of fruit? I don't think so! That's why we got Chef Bren Herrera of Flanboyant Eats to share some of her favorite summer sangria recipes. But these aren't your usual tried-and-true sangrias! No, these are amazingly unique twists on our favorite summer cocktail. 

So grab a pitcher and some wine glasses and get ready to impress everyone with these yummy sangrias--perfect for these hot days of summer!


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White Sangria "Te Quiero"
Makes 1 serving

1 glass Madria Sangria Moscato
2 oz. seltzer water

4 Moscato ice cubes
Variety of fruits for the ice cubes
1 lemon zest to decorate the glass


In ice trays, make ice cubes made of Madria Sangria Moscato and bits of fruit; you can add melon, peach, pineapple, or grapes to keep to the white palete of the sangria. When you're ready to serve your drink, simply serve a glass of Madria Sangria Moscato, 2 oz. of seltzer water, and add the sangria ice cubes. If you want a lighter drink, simply replace the wine with seltzer water.

The chef says: "Get creative and use ice trays in different  shapes, like stars or palm trees. You'll see what a fun touch that will give your drinks!"

Sublime Summer Splash
Makes 1 serving

8 oz. Madria Sangria Moscato
1.5 oz. elderflower liqueur
Splash of lemon juice and ginger ale
1/4 cup fresh mixed mango, peaches and raspberry
Red or purple edible flowers, for garnish, optional 

In cocktail shaker, add ice, wine and liqueur. Shake well. Add fresh fruit. Pour into chilled wine glass, including ice. Top with lemon juice and splash of ginger ale. Garnish with flowers.

The chef says: "When you have guests that you want to impress, I suggest you try this sangria--it's super easy to make, but the edible flowers and the elderflower liqueur will give your get-together a special, sophisticated touch!"

Summer Nights Sangria

Makes 6 servings

1 bottle of chilled Madria Sangria Tradicional
4 oz. orange liqueur
1 cup cherry juice
2 teaspoons mint extract
16 cherries, sliced
16 kumquats, whole
3/4 cup mint leaves, divided for garnish

In large pitcher, combine wine, orange liqueur and cherry juice. Stir well. Add fresh fruits, mint leaves and extract. Stir again. Pour into chilled wine glasses. Garnish each glass with skewered kumquats and remaining mint leaves.

The chef says: "Entertaining at home shoudl be a fun and uncomplicated activity, that's why I LOVE this sangria--all you have to do is freeze the fruits and you're done!"

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