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Blackberry Sangria

This refreshing Summer Blackberry Sangria is the perfect, easy summer cocktail to serve at an intimate gathering or for a crowd. This make-ahead punch blends red wine, brandy, and plenty of summer fruit flavors.
Course drink
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 750 ml
Calories 108 kcal

Ingredients

Blackberry Simple Syrup

  • 2/3 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1/3 cup Water
  • 4 oz fresh blackberries sliced or mushed slightly
  • cheesecloth or mesh strainer

Sangria

  • Blackberry Simple Syrup
  • 750 ml bottle of dry red wine I use a blended red wine
  • 1/2 cup brandy I use Christian Brothers, no need for the expensive stuff
  • 24 oz ginger ale
  • 1 slices lime cut into thin slices
  • 2 medium oranges or 1 x-large orange
  • 6 oz blackberries
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. Instructions for simple syrup (see note):
  2. In a small saucepan, add the water and sugar. Bring to a boil for 2-3 until sugar is dissolved and the water is clear. Add in blackberries and simmer for about 10 minutes or until the blackberries are mushy. Transfer to the cheesecloth and squeeze all of the juice into a small bowl. If using a mesh strainer, press down to get most of the juice. Allow to completely cool before using in the sangria.
  3. In a pitcher or desired serving dish, add the wine, brandy, blackberry simple syrup from above, and all the fruit. Allow to sit overnight in the fridge to fully infuse the fruit flavors into the punch. Add the ginger ale and ice just before serving.

Recipe Notes

If you want to skip making the blackberry simple syrup, add the 2/3 cup of sugar to the room temperature wine before adding the fruit. Stir until completely dissolved.