Posted by on Sunday, August 11, 2013 in Round-Ups

Agggghhhhhhhhhh.

Life is crazy right now. Buying/selling/moving/uprooting – why oh why did we sign on for this! The craziness is giving me insomnia, making me pull my hair out, influencing me to use exclamation points when I should be using question marks.

50 Sensational Summer Sangria Recipes | Kitchen Treaty

Oh, right. We signed on to this whole move thing for myriad legitimate reasons. Okay, fine, fine. But life is still crazy. I am so. freaking. behind. on all things blog, and I swore I wouldn’t let that happen, and it’s killing me a little inside. If you have happened to notice I’m not commenting as much, responding to questions as much, and just plain not “around” as much, I am just ridiculously behind and crazy, and I am very sorry, and I cannot wait to get life back on track. So, please, just bear with me for a little longer. (The big update is that we found a fabulous house, though, and we will only have to be homeless for less than a month! Hooray!)

If you’re wondering what all of this moving/crazy talk has to do with sangria, well, there’s a chance you might be in the wrong place. Because otherwise, you are nodding your head knowingly. Sangria is EXACTLY what is called for during life’s more stressful endeavors. I can’t think of a better way to end a box-filled, inspection-heavy, paper-signing, scary-check-writing day than reclining in an adirondack chair with a mason jar of fruit, wine, and booze clutched in my crazed and frazzled grip.

This round-up of sensational sangria recipes has one thing in common, other than deliciousness: summer! Dozens of amazing, creative food bloggers have dreamed up these tantalizing concoctions full of summer fare like blackberries, watermelon, strawberries, tropical fruit, and fresh-picked herbs. Heck, one even sports arugula!

Thirsty for more? Read on!

Super Stone Fruit Sippers

Peaches, plums, nectarines. Heaven.

Cherry is Oh-So-Very

Cherry sangria is one of my favorites – and these three look particularly tempting.

Cherry Sangria from Wine and Glue // 50 Sensational Summer Sangria Recipes | Kitchen Treaty

Cherry Sangria from Wine and Glue

Berry Summery

Nothing says summer-in-a-glass like these berry-filled concoctions.

Fresh and Fruity Sangria from Spa Bettie  // 50 Sensational Summer Sangria Recipes | Kitchen Treaty

Fresh and Fruity Sangria from Spa Bettie

Magical Melon

Cantaloupe, watermelon … colorful and perfect for soaking up all that delicious wine and booze.

White Cherry, Lime, and Watermelon Sangria ~ 50 Sensational Summer Sangria Recipes | Kitchen Treaty

Cherry, Lime, and Watermelon Sangria

Tasty & Tropical

A taste of the tropics? Yes, please.

Tropical Passion Sangria by Pineapple and Coconut // 50 Sensational Summer Sangria Recipes | Kitchen Treaty

Tropical Passion Sangria by Pineapple and Coconut

Refreshing Reds 

Traditional and terrific.

Manischewitz Sangria by What Jew Wanna Eat // 50 Sensational Summer Sangria Recipes | Kitchen Treaty

Manischewitz Sangria by What Jew Wanna Eat

Frozen Fabulousness

Cocktail pops, sangria slushies, and, AND! sorbet! Brilliant.

Incredible Herbs

Basil? Lavender?! Fennel pollen?!! Love it.

Very Virgin

Kids, expectant mothers, and non-lushes will appreciate these alcohol-free refreshers.

Pineapple Mojito Sangria // 50 Sensational Summer Sangria Recipes | Kitchen Treaty

Pineapple Mojito Sangria // 50 Sensational Summer Sangria Recipes | Kitchen Treaty