Sugar, berries, and sliced citrus are the perfect complement to red wine. You’ll love splitting a pitcher of this with a few friends, and it mixes up in just minutes.
Buy frozen berries, and you won’t even wash to wash or slice the fruit!
For the sangria
- 2 cups mixed berries
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 1 orange cut into wedges
- 1 bottle red wine (Merlot works well)
- 1 cup brandy or vodka We like raspberry vodka
- 2 cups club soda
- mint leaves
- whole berries
- Sugar the berries. Combine the berries and sugar in a medium bowl. Set aside at room temperature about 30 minutes until the berries are juicy and the sugar is mostly dissolved.
- Add the alcohol. Place the orange wedges and juicy berries into a pitcher and add the wine and liquor. Stir, cover, and place in the fridge for 2-4 hours to infuse the wine with the fruit flavor.
- Add club soda and garnishes. Just before serving, stir in the club soda and serve over ice. Add whole berries, mint leaves, and additional orange slices to the glass, if desired. Refrigerate any leftovers and drink within 1 day.
🧂 about the Ingredients
You’ll need the following for this fruity, easy sangria recipe:
- berries (any combination of blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries is fine)
- white sugar
- oranges and/ or lemons
- bottle of red wine (Merlot is a great choice)
- club soda
- brandy or vodka
🥫 Storage instructions
The finished sangria will keep well for a day or two, covered in the fridge.
Yes! Sure! It’s great with all blackberries or raspberries. If you’re doing all strawberries, make sure to mash up them a bit first.
Honestly, anything that’s not too sweet and not too expensive. Don’t stress over this; it doesn’t really matter.
👩🏻🍳 Expert tips
- Frozen berries are almost always the most frugal choice for this recipe unless you grow your own or can get local ones at a great price. Costco sells a triple berry blend in the freezer section that’s a great value.
- For the wine, choose something affordable! No use spending a lot on something that will taste like berries. We typically use the Barefoot brand of Merlot for this sangria.
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