Fresh Herb Sangria Recipes

I love the sun. Plain and simple. I love the sun and everything it brings with it…the clothes, the warmth, the flowers, and the drinks. One of my favorite things to do on a warm Spring afternoon is hit a porch/deck/patio (whatever is closest) with a homemade cocktail. Fresh herb infused syrups are a really fun way to make unique and delicious cocktail combinations!

Sangria is like the “everything-but-the-kitchen-sink” of drinks. Scour your fridge for fruits and juices. Check the liquor cabinet for liqueurs, flavored vodkas and mixes . The base of sangria is always wine, but you can use red, white, rose, or even champagne! To really make your cocktail special. Fresh herbs, herb infused syrups, and spices can be added – be creative and think of flavor combos and profiles you’ve seen elsewhere for inspiration! But, just to get you started, here are three really yummy recipes!

Peach Lavender Sangria

Yield: Serves 6-8


1 bottle of inexpensive dry champagne
3/4 cup peach flavored or plain vodka
1/4 cup triple sec or other orange flavored liqueur
1 1/4 cup peach juice/or 100% juice blend
2 lemons, juiced
3/4 cup lavender infused syrup, will need 1/2 cup lavender leaves
2 cups white seedless grapes
2 peaches


Make the lavender syrup. Equal parts white sugar and water in a saucepan with leaves, cook on low until sugar is dissolved. Let the leaves steep in the syrup for at least 30 minutes. Strain the leaves out of the syrup using a sieve. Letting the syrup steep overnight with the leaves will result in a stronger lavender flavor but it isn't necessary.
In a large pitcher combine all liquid ingredients except champagne. Add halved white grapes and cubed peaches. Right before you are ready to serve, add the champagne, garnish with a sprig of lavender and enjoy!


-Can't find lavender? Try rosemary!
-I wasn't able to find ripe peaches around here yet so I left them out. Don't worry if you can't either...try apples instead!

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Pineapple Cilantro Sangria


Yield: Serves 6-8



1 bottle crisp white wine, such as Pinot Grigio
1/2 cup silver tequila
1/2 cup triple sec or other orange flavored liqueur
3 limes juiced
1 cup 100% pineapple juice
1 cup cubed pineapple
1 cup white grapes
1/2 cup cilantro syrup, will need 1 cup cilantro leaves
fresh cilantro leaves for garnish



Make cilantro syrup, directions in first recipe.
In a large pitcher combine all liquid ingredients. Adjust to your liking. Too sweet? Add more lime. Too tart? Add more juice or syrup.
Add cubed pineapple and halved grapes. When ready to serve, garnish with fresh cilantro leaves and enjoy!



-Don’t like cilantro? Use mint instead!
-Don’t like tequila? Use vodka!

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Berry Basil Sangria


Yield: Serves 6-8



1 bottle of dry red wine
1/2 cup vodka
1/2 cup triple sec or other orange flavored liquor
2 limes, juiced
1 Tbsp aged balsamic vinegar (optional)
1/2 cup 100% orange juice
1/2 cup basil syrup, will need 1 cup basil leaves
1 cup club soda or seltzer
2 cups berries of your choice
fresh basil leaves to garnish



Make basil syrup, directions in first recipe.
Combine all liquid ingredients except soda in a large pitcher. Add berries of your choice, strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries would all be delicious. Refrigerate and let flavors merry…could be made the day before. When ready to serve, add the club soda, garnish with basil leaves and enjoy!


by Lindsay

I'm Lindsay, the owner of OliveTree Handmade. I love designing and creating re-purposed and vintage inspired jewelry and accessories using vintage pieces and old/unwanted/broken items. Giving new life to something that otherwise wouldn't be used or thrown away.

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14 Responses to “Fresh Herb Sangria Recipes”

  1. Holiday Baker Man — April 23, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    Something to do with that big bottle of duty free peach vodka taking up cupboard space!

  2. buttercream bakehouse — April 24, 2013 at 10:24 am

    This would be perfect for my Cinco De Mayo Linky party if you are interested in linking up and creating new traffic to your beautiful blog. Here is the link :) L

  3. Carla @ Carlas Confections — April 24, 2013 at 11:48 am

    I need all three of these in my life! :)

  4. Barbara | Creative Culinary — April 24, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    I’m finding a way to include herbs in more and more cocktails, they add such a unique and often refreshing element. Lavender and lemon is a favorite…and I can’t wait to experiment with some of these!

  5. buttercream bakehouse — April 24, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    this all sounds so delicious. Thanks for posting on my linky party today.

    • Lindsay — April 25th, 2013 at 1:44 pm

      No problem, and thank you!

  6. Gloria @ Simply Gloria — April 24, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    I’ve been wanting to try sangria…but never really knew anything about it. But now these recipes have so motivated me. Pinning!

    • Lindsay — April 26th, 2013 at 2:14 pm

      Thank you, Gloria!

  7. Rayna — April 25, 2013 at 9:26 am

    Fresh herbs are some of my favorite things…and this is an interesting twist! I can’t wait to make it for myself on a warm summer night.

  8. Deborah Pucci — April 26, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    Thanks….these sounds wonderful!

  9. Miss Messy — April 28, 2013 at 11:14 am

    Sound amazing. So different! Peach Lavender! Ah great combo!

  10. Tracy — June 10, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    A simply gorgeous summer cocktail! Can’t wait to make it!

  11. Caroline — March 29, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    I LOVE sangria! These are such creative and yummy recipes! Pinning now!

    • Lindsay — April 18th, 2014 at 10:51 am


      Thank you so much! Have a great day!


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