From Citrus-Infused Springtime Drinks to Drunken DIY Gummies

By: Alyson Wyers - May 4, 2015
Traditional sangria cocktails in Spain and Portugal usually contain wine, chopped fruit, sweetener and a small amount of brandy. These recipes and products show how people put their own twist on the alcoholic beverage and how brands want to be included in this festive libation.

Depending on the fruit you use in sangria cocktails, they can be easily adapted to take on a variety of seasonal flavors. In autumn and winter, adding cranberries, oranges, apple and cinnamon is just one way to go. Others have incorporated kombucha for extra digestive benefits. Making drunk gummy bears gives sangria even more color and is a sweet choice for Cinco de Mayo.

You can branch out even further by not serving the sangria in liquid form. Sangria popsicles, boozy pastries and fruity cocktail salads are creative options too.