If you are looking for an easy summer cocktail to serve at an intimate gathering or for a crowd, everyone will love this refreshing Summer Blackberry Sangria. This make-ahead punch blends red wine, brandy, and plenty of summer fruit flavors.
Oh yes, the lazy days of summer are here! It’s 95 degrees this weekend in our neck of the woods but the breeze is keeping the temperatures from feeling overwhelming. It’s a perfect weekend to sit back and enjoy some of my favorite Blackberry Sangria on the deck, especially at night on the deck with our new lights.
All you need for this sangria is a good dry table wine, brandy, fresh fruit, and some ginger ale. You can boost the blackberry flavor by making your own blackberry simple syrup. However, sometimes, it’s been a long week and I skip it and simply add the sugar to the wine as is. The sugar can be harder to dissolve in the wine directly so stir quite a bit. Your choice as both are very delicious!
This is an easy cocktail to make for large parties because it only has a few ingredients and is easy to double or triple. Plus, everyone always enjoys it!
For best results allow the sangria to set overnight. The fruit has more time to infuse into the wine and you can adjust after it has had time to sit. As the flavors meld, you will notice that the sangria will get fruitier and sweeter. I always add the ginger ale just before serving. If you want a stronger wine taste, add less ginger ale and more if you want a more of a fruity punch taste.
Have a great week!
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