Celebs' Favorite Sangria

updated 09/08/2010 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 09/08/2010 AT 01:00 AM EDT

Cocktail of the Month

Stars like Dierks Bentley, Kellie Pickler and Gary Allan head to Nashville's Sambuca restaurant for the eclectic food and the live music. Another chief attraction: the sangria whipped up by mixologist Mike Reynolds. "The fresh fruit and the Pellegrino give the drink a little fizz, which makes it lighter," says Reynolds. "I think the red works better with food-especially a nice grilled steak-and the white as a cocktail."

RED SANGRIA

Serves: 8 to 10

Hands-on time: 10 min.

Total time: 8 hrs., 10 min.

1 cup sliced lime and orange

1 cup sliced strawberries

½ cup blackberries

½ cup blueberries

1 (750-ml.) bottle pinot noir

1 cup brandy

½ cup orange liqueur

½ cup chilled lemonade

1 cup sparkling water (like San Pellegrino)

1. Combine lime, orange, berries and next 4 ingredients in a 2-qt. pitcher. Cover mixture; chill 8 hours.

2. Add sparkling water to sangria. Serve immediately.

WHITE SANGRIA

Serves: 8 to 10

Hands-on time: 10 min.

Total time: 8 hrs., 10 min.

2 cups assorted chopped fruit (apple, pear, pineapple, strawberry)

1 cup assorted thinly sliced fruit (lemon, lime, orange)

1 (750-ml.) bottle sauvignon blanc

1 cup elderflower liqueur or ¼ cup elderflower syrup

½ cup orange liqueur

½ cup chilled lemonade

1 cup sparkling water (like San Pellegrino)

1. Combine fruit and next 4 ingredients in a 2-qt. pitcher. Cover mixture; chill 8 hours.

2. Add sparkling water to sangria. Serve immediately.

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