Easy Summer sangria

Recipe to make summer sangria, a drink made with rosé wine, slices of seasonal fruit, and mint leaves.

This recipe for summer sangria does not have sugar added, but it is equally delicious as the traditional recipe. A rose sangria is a delightful, light, bright, and super fresh drink. There is a secret to making it, though.

two glasses with summer sangria


There is no exact recipe for sangrías; each family has its recipe. Besides, it is so easy to make that you can make it with whatever wine or fruit you have at home. I do think of them as Mexican aguas frescas. Agua frescas are made with ripe fruit you have around. Here are the essential ingredients for a white sangría:

  • Sangria is always made with wine, whether white wine, red wine or rosé wine or any sparkling wine such as Cava or Prosecco.
  • It has fruit: chopped or sliced. The fruit can be seasonal, citruses, or even frozen fruit. I made this summer sangria with peaches and green apples.
  • Some recipes have a liqueur, it can be brandy, or I’ve seen recipes that even have rum.
  • They have some sweeteners, which can be sugar, a lemon, apple soda, or fruit juice.

Not all wine is vegan, check the labels and look for one that is.
ingredients to make summer sangria

So now let me tell you why this sangría is light, no sugar added, and it’s secret to making it delicious.

ingredients of this easy summer sangria:

  • Rosé. Look for a rosé wine with fruity profiles and is not dry; any wine you have at home works.
  • Sparkling water. I add just a splash of sparkling water in it because I don’t like soft drinks or very sweet drinks (I don’t like them, and I also think it’s a minor healthy thing). This sangria also works well if you add flavored sparkling water and experiment with flavors like lemon, grapefruit, orange, or berry.
  • Fruit. Sangria is perfect for using overripe fruit. This is one of my secrets, use very sweet fruit. I used slices of nectarine, green apple, and mint leaves for this sangria.
Pouring sparkiling water into a glass

Tips for making the best summer sangria

  • Liquids. Use super cold wine, likewise your sparkling water. I don’t use ice in my sangria because the flavors will dilute; that’s why I use super-cold liquids.
  • Pitcher or glass. You can prepare this recipe both ways. It is one of the things that I like about this recipe. You can prepare it in a large pitcher with lots of fruit or individual glasses.
    • If you make it in a pitcher, it is better to use frozen fruit, so it doesn’t get hot. Sangria is best taken when very cold.
  • Fruit. Fruits like pears and apples can oxidize very fast. Cut the fruit just before putting it in the glass or pitcher. If using frozen fruits, make it with frozen peaches, frozen grapes, frozen strawberries, or frozen mango to keep it cold.
  • Sweetener. As I told you before, I do not add sugar, but if you need more sugar than the one from the fruit, add 1/4 cup or to your liking.
one glass of summer sangria

This summer, sangría is the perfect drink when eating:

So here is the recipe for this summer drink sangria, fresh, sugar-free, and delicious, which is the light version of the original recipe. If you like it, please share the recipe and the blog, and don’t forget to tell me how it went. Share a photo on Instagram, Fb or save it for later on Pinterest.

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Summer sangria

Alejandra Graf
Recipe to make summer sangria, a drink made with rosé wine, slices of seasonal fruit, and mint leaves.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
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Total Time 10 minutes
Course Drink
Cuisine Spanish
Servings 4 people
Calories 196 kcal


  • Mandoline
  • Sharp knife


  • 1 750 ml. bottle icy rosé wine
  • 1 250 ml. bottle of ice cold sparkiling water
  • 1 green apple very thinly sliced
  • 1 nectarine or peach sliced
  • mint leaves


  • Slice the apple and the peach or nectarine with a mandolin or a super sharp knife. It is essential that the slices just before use so that they do not rust.
  • In a glass, put a few slices of nectarine or peach, a few apple slices, and serve the rosé wine halfway through the glass.
  • Add a splash of sparkling water to each glass and finish with the mint leaves.


Calories: 196kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 10mgPotassium: 253mgFiber: 2gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 147IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 28mgIron: 1mg
Keyword sangría


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