Start to Finish: 6 hours

Servings: 6 to 8

Difficulty: Beginner

Sangria is a Spanish take on classic wine punch. Traditionally, it is made from inexpensive red wine, brandy and fresh fruit. The origins of the margarita cocktail aren’t definitive, but the basic ingredients of tequila, lime juice and orange liqueur are. Together, they form a refreshing summer cocktail.

If you’re pressed for time, use a pre-made bottled sangria. Increase the tequila in each cocktail to 2 ounces and the orange liqueur to 1 ounce.

Make sangria margaritas ahead of time for a party. Prepare the sangria the day before your gathering. Just before the party starts, mix ice, tequila, orange liqueur and lime juice in a second large pitcher. Rim plenty of glasses and let your guests choose between straight sangria, classic margaritas or their own combination of the two.