BERRY WEEK: Berry Sangria

Hello internet friends,

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As you might have already guessed, my favorite group of bloggers has teamed up again to bring you Berry Week!  I love doing these theme weeks because it spurs on my creativity in using ingredients for something new.  This week I decided to make berry sangria!

I’ve posted several berry recipes in the past, but this “recipe” is one of the easiest and by far the booziest.  I put recipe in quotes because it’s mostly dumping ingredients into a pitcher.  Ain’t nobody got time for a more complicated cocktail recipe. The most complicated recipe we used in college was “D the B”, in other words, drink the booze.

Sangria prep

I had the best time acting as a mixologist for berry sangria because each variation needed its own glass taste test. *hiccup*  In the extensive taste testing, I discovered Triple Sec is the secret ingredient and cannot be omitted.  Also, there are many different schools of thought on sangria, but my own personal beliefs are that wine should never be diluted with soda. Ever.  Amen.

You will need:

  • 1 pint strawberries
  • 1 pint blueberries
  • 1 pint raspberries
  • 1 orange
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 bottles chilled white wine, preferably Riesling (I used Firestone)
  • 1/2 cup Triple Sec
  • 1/4 cup sugar

Thoroughly wash all berries.  Slice orange and lemon into rings.

In a large pitcher (or a small pitcher + awkward Tupperware container like me) stir together wine, Triple Sec, and sugar until the sugar is completely dissolved.

Toss in the fruit and refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.  The long chill time allows all of the booze to soak into the berries.

Berry sangria

The great thing about this recipe is that you can easily halve it if your party is small.  The OTHER great thing about this recipe is that it tastes delicious.  The other OTHER great thing about this recipe is that you get to eat a ton of booze berries at the bottom of your glass.

What’s your favorite use of summer berries?

-Mads

P.s. Check out all of tasty ways you can use summer berries with these fantastic recipes:

23 thoughts on “BERRY WEEK: Berry Sangria

  1. I just sangria-ed a batch of blackberries last week, and it was fabulous. I admit, however, that I did add a splash of 7-Up, just for the bubbles. White wine & fruit sangria is my favorite summer spritzer. You’ve inspired me to make another batch and “D the B” at Mom’s house this weekend. Cheers!

    • I’m glad I can inspire. We should have sangria every weekend this summer! Mainly because I have too many berries and sangria seems like the healthiest option.

  2. I agree – NEVER dilute with soda. If you want bubbles, add champagne or prosecco or cava. Because I love bubbles.
    And I think we can all agree that “Mixed with booze” is the best use of summer berries.

  3. Beautiful sangria! I love that you can use whatever summer fruits you have on hand. I’m with Jeanne….I’ve been drinking my blackberries this summer! And that wine soaked fruit has got to be the best!

    • Thanks! It makes a LARGE pitcher. So large, in fact, that I had to awkwardly dump half of it into a tupperware because my pitcher was too small. haha To be fair, my pitcher barely holds a 1/2 gallon.

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  5. I’m usually a little squeamish about sangria, but I think it’s the watering down with the soda water that does it. I love that you advocate just the opposite. I love both reisling and fruit, so I don’t know what I’m waiting for. You are officially in charge of Sangria at The Compound!

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