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6 Refreshing Wine Recipes with Fruit

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Wine is made from grapes. So, it makes sense that wine can mingle with other fruit as well. Add a little fruit to your wine and you’ll have summer in a glass–promisingly refreshing. We’ve found six refreshing wine recipes with fruit that take advantage of inexpensive wine, or perhaps wine that you’ve somehow acquired but aren’t necessarily fond of. We say every wine has a purpose, so why not use that wine to make a killer wine cocktail?

Let’s start with a few sangria recipes.

Sangria is a popular Spanish drink typically made with red wine, fruit juice, fresh fruit, and brandy – though there are recipes for both red and/or white wine. While Spaniards enjoyed this fruit-infused concoction for centuries, it was formally introduced to America at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York City.

As an added bonus, these recipes are perfect for a party, because they can be made by the pitcher!

Before diving into these recipes, let's chat through wine choices. The sweet spot is to use a good quality, but inexpensive red or white wine when creating your wine cocktail. Here are some recommendations to get you started.


Mango-Peach Sangria

This recipe uses a dry white wine. 


  • 1/4 cup mint
  • 1 cup Grand Marnier
  • 2 peaches, cut into thin wedges
  • 1 bottle Haskell's Maison Blanc
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 mango, chopped
  • 1/3 cup sugar

In a saucepan, cook the sugar and water until the sugar dissolves; transfer to a pitcher and refrigerate until cold. Stir in the Grand Marnier, wine, mango, peaches and mint, and serve over ice.

Fruity Sangria

This classic Sangria requires red wine and some patience. You’ll want to make this the day before your party!


  •  8 cups (64 fl. oz.) dry red wine (try the Koala Ranch Shiraz)
  •  8 cups (64 fl. oz.) apple juice
  •  1 small grapefruit, cut into eighths
  •  1 medium orange, sliced thin crosswise
  •  1 medium lemon, sliced thin crosswise
  •  1 small pear, diced
  •  1 medium apple, diced

Combine the wine, apple juice, and grapefruit pieces in a large pitcher. Mix well, cover, and refrigerate overnight. The following day, add the orange and lemon slices to the wine. Refrigerate for another 3 hours. Add the pear and apple to the mixture, then allow to stand for an hour to absorb the flavor fully. Mix well and serve over ice.

Watermelon Sangria

This mouthwatering wine and fruit cocktail is specially crafted for summer, replacing brandy with vodka, and focusing on watermelon.


  • 2 pounds seedless watermelon, peeled and cubed, plus 1/2 pound watermelon cut into balls with a melon baller and skewered on picks
  • 1 bottle dry white wine (we recommend Saumur Les Plantagenets Chenin Blanc)
  • 6 oz. vodka
  • 4 oz. Cointreau or other triple sec
  • 4 oz. Citrus Syrup
  • Ice

In a blender, puree the watermelon cubes. Pour through a fine strainer into a pitcher. Add the white wine, vodka, Cointreau and Citrus Syrup. Stir and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Stir again, then pour the sangria into ice-filled white wine glasses and garnish with the skewered watermelon balls.

Summer Fruit with Wine and Mint

The cool taste of fresh summer fruits, with a nice pop of mint - sip this cocktail while you soak up the sun.


  • 1 1/4 cups Muscadet l'Aubiniere
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 ripe cantaloupe, halved, seeded, cut into 3/4-inch cubes (about 3 cups)
  • 1 basket (8 oz.) fresh strawberries, quartered
  • 1 cup seedless green grapes, halved lengthwise
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint leaves

Bring the wine and sugar to a boil in a small saucepan, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Boil for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat. Chop and combine the cantaloupe, strawberries, grapes, and mint in a large bowl. Pour the warm wine mixture over; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate until cold, stirring occasionally, at least 2 hours. Transfer the fruit mixture to a wide jar with a tight-fitting lid. Keep chilled.

White Wine Punch

Any seasonal fruit can be added to this summer wine punch. Call this your go-to party punch. No cooking, no pureeing, just combine ingredients and serve.


  • 3 (750 mL) bottles of Domaine l'Enclos
  • ¾ cup Grand Mariner
  • ½ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cup simple syrup
  • 1 ripe plum, thinly sliced
  • 1 firm peach, thinly sliced
  • 1 orange, thinly sliced
  • 2 limes, thinly sliced
  • 1 pint raspberries

In a punch bowl or large glass container, combine chardonnay, Grand Marnier, and orange, lime, and lemon juices. Add the sliced fruit. Serve ladled over ice.

Watermelon Plata Tequila Cocktail

Skip the wine, let’s jump straight to the Tequila. This watermelon, blueberries and mint tequila cocktail is definitely worth sipping – and sharing.


  • 6 cups seedless watermelon chunks
  • 1/4 cup simple syrup*
  • 2 limes, cut into chunks
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup lightly packed fresh mint leaves, plus sprigs for garnish
  • 1 cup Vizon Blanco tequila
  • Crushed ice

Puree the watermelon in a food processor until smooth. Strain the juice into a bowl pressing on the pulp, then discard the solids. Put the simple syrup, lime chunks, berries and mint in a pitcher and muddle until the berries are slightly crushed. Add the tequila and watermelon juice and stir to combine. Refrigerate until cold, at least 1 hour. Serve over crushed ice, garnished with mint sprigs.

*To make simple syrup, put 1/2 cup of water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Whisk in the sugar and cook until the sugar is completely dissolved. Let cool. Simple!

Share with Friends & Family

These recipes are too good not to share during a summer get-together. So while you’re already spending the time making your own sangria, make an extra pitcher or two for friends and family–they’ll be asking you to make them one, anyway. You’ll be the hostess with the mostest!

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