05/11/2016 04:37 EDT | Updated 05/12/2016 11:59 EDT

25 Sangria Recipes To Sip On This Summer

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As the long weekend approaches and patio season kicks off, it's the perfect time to enjoy a pitcher of fruity sangria.

The classic Spanish cocktail makes the perfect party drink since it's low cost, easy to make and even better when prepped ahead. To make it, all you need is a few ingredients you probably already have on hand.

Start with a bottle of wine, and don't bother splurging on the good stuff — this mixed drink will get it's flavour and kick elsewhere. Next, add half a cup of spirits per bottle of wine. Brandy and fruity liqueurs work well as so do alcohols like whisky, gin and vodka. Finally, toss in some fruit and mix it all up. The longer it sits the better.

In the slideshow below, we've rounded up 25 fruity sangria recipes that go beyond the basics. Here, you'll find everything from bubbly blends to frozen treats and even a moist sangria cake.

Check out the list below!

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