Sangria Tequila Cocktails

 

Ever find yourself humming “Red, red wine, stay close to me. Don’t let me be alone. It’s tearing me apart, my blue, blue heart…”. Or do your vocal stylings lean more towards “’That’s where I reckon I can finally put myself at ease. Check my life there at the border. Everything over my shoulder, just Mexico, tequila and me?” Take heart. It no longer matters if you’re an English reggae fan or a similarly die-hard country music fan. You don’t have to choose between red, red wine or Mexico, tequila and me. Lucky us, some really intelligent people combined the two and created sangria tequila cocktails.

Before we dive into the glorious pitchers of sangria tequila cocktails, let’s first talk about the basic sangria. The origins of the Spanish drink date back to the middle ages when water was unsafe to drink and fermented beverages was deemed much safer. A rich, colorful combination of dry red wine, fresh fruit, and spices, sangria recipes have evolved quite a lot since 500 AD. Sangria cocktails of this age include white wine, rosé, champagne, beer, and our favorite spirit, tequila.

We’ve rounded up the best of the best sangria tequila cocktails and listed them in no particular order, for your discerning palate. Pick your favorite, stir up a pitcher, call your friends over, put on some music, and pour a glass.

Wheat Ale and Orange Sangria Tequila Cocktail // via @FloatingKitchen

Not your mom’s sangria tequila cocktail, this herbaceous fruit cocktail from The Floating Kitchen, is a delightful blend of wheat beer, orange juice and liqueur, rosemary, thyme, and, of course, tequila. We suggest Azuñia Blanco organic tequila for this sunshiny drink. ¡Salud!

Pinot Rita Sangria Tequila Cocktail // via @Katie_Clova (Wood and Spoon)

This award-winning sangria tequila cocktail from Wood and Spoon presents as the perfect pairing of red wine and a margarita. Pinot noir simple syrup is the base for this ruby red libation. Add Azuñia Blanco organic tequila, fresh lime, Cointreau, and rim the glass with margarita salt. It’s simple enough to make one at time or batch for a party.

Summer Sangria Tequila Cocktail // via @TheFauxMartha

Somewhere in the world right now, it’s summer. We should celebrate that fact and stir up a pitcher of this nearly traditional sangria tequila cocktail from The Faux Martha. Dry red wine, fresh orange, lime, strawberries, a little bit of sugar, and a splash (or 3) of Azuñia Blanco organic tequila make up this sweet sangria that would be fit to serve any season of the year.

Honeydew and Kiwi White Sangria Cocktail // via @FloatingKitchen

Lighter in color but certainly not flavor or alcohol content, this Chartreuse Chardonnay sangria tequila cocktail from The Floating Kitchen is delightful. Like basic sangria cocktails, this recipe gets its flavor and color from the fruit. Honeydew, kiwi and lime mix in with chardonnay, brandy, and Azuñia Blanco organic tequila. Finish it with a bit of fizz by adding club soda or seltzer, and you’ve got a perfect pitcher.

Sangrita* {Margarita + Sangria Tequila Cocktail} // via @OneSweetMess

There’s absolutely nothing messy about this simply sweet sangria tequila cocktail from One Sweet Mess. Its perky pink hue comes from sweeter red wine, orange liqueur, fresh orange and lime juices, and Azuñia Blanco organic tequila. It’s not fussy or messy, and we think it will liven and lighten up any party.

*TMYK (The More You Know): “Sangrita” is technically a juice drink that uses orange, lime, and tomato juice as a palate cleanser when drinking tequila neat. In the case of the One Sweet Mess’ delicious drink featured here, it’s merely a play on words and fun name for a funky cocktail.

Sparkling Rose Sangria Tequila Cocktail // via @WithSaltandWit

Each drink gets more drool-worthy, don’t you think? And this blushing beauty of a sangria tequila cocktail from With Salt and Wit is no exception. Instead of using a dry red wine, this recipe calls for light Brut Rosé. Add fresh orange and lime, and Azuñia Blanco organic tequila and you can begin at brunch and finish whenever you’d like. Cheers!

Sangria Tequila Cocktails Are/Aren’t My Jam

If you’ve read this far, it’s obvious you love the idea of sangria + tequila. Or maybe you’re just searching for something that appeals to you. If you didn’t find it here, hop on over to our cocktail page. With hundreds of recipes and so many ingredients in our searchable database, we’re sure to find something to please even the most discernable tastes.

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