There are many interpretations of sangria, but this gorgeous and easy recipe combines colorful citrus slices with the refreshing punch of fresh herbs.

Sangria is a great way to enjoy the fresh flavors of spring and summer—and big pitchers are the perfect place to show off the results of your new gardening prowess. If you know the basics of making sangria, you can mix and match ingredients to create your own signature pour this season. Finish it off with herbs right from your garden for a gorgeous and delicious beverage.


In a big pitcher filled with ice, combine all of the ingredients. Stir until well chilled and evenly combined. Pour into wine glasses, making sure each has portions of fruit and herbs. Clink.

Makes 4–6 drinks


1½ cups of sliced fruit or whole berries

¼ cup of a spirit (traditionally brandy, but vodka, rum, gin, and tequila work, too)

¼ cup fruit juice (or 3 ounces of a sweet spirit, like Cointreau, Grand Marnier, or triple sec)

Spritz of ginger ale or club soda

Fresh herbs, such as mint, basil, and lavender

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