Friday, June 21, 2019

Summer Berry Sangria

A sweet sparkling sangria loaded with luscious summer berries is the consummate summer cocktail. This recipe is so easy you will be making it all summer long.
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Sitting in the back yard on a hot summers day, sipping away on a sweet Summer Berry Sangria while you enjoy the company of your loved ones.

I can hardly think of a better summer moment.  Chad and I really enjoy gatherings with our family and friends: the kids running around in the back yard while I (wo)man the grill.

I prepare an array of burgers, sides, icy treats and cold summer drinks.  A feast fit for our crew as we come together to celebrate and make memories.

Nothing could be sweeter than your favorite flavors coming together to create your new favorite summer cocktail.

I know some people love summer fun drinks, but want to avoid the alcohol. I tell you...  Whip this recipe up with white grape juice and 7-Up. You will thank me.

You can use nearly any kind of fruit to garnish a Summer Berry Sangria. While some recipes call for the addition of rum, brandy, vodka or limoncello, we created a simple sangria.

Halve the sugar to 1/4 cup if you prefer your drinks lightly sweet.

A pitcher full of your new favorite sangria couldn't be more perfect.  It is packed full of macerated summer berries and lemons, a sparkling moscato wine makes the perfect sangria.

But, you better have a double batch ready.  This is so good it will disappear in a blink!
You can create tons of variations with this simple recipe.

So, I decided I wanted to create a red wine sangria next and I totally got myself sidetracked. We wanted to create the perfect Sangria with Merlot.

It is truly spectacular and we created several sangria recipes, many frozen treats and then...  The magic happened. We created the most magnificent ice cream we have ever tasted.

It all starts with a thick, rich Merlot ice cream created with a custard base.  As if that isn't perfect enough; and believe me it is rich, creamy and flavorful.

We marinated strawberries, raspberries and blueberries in entwine Merlot and then cooked it the most heavenly jam I have ever tasted.

The Merlot berry jam is swirled through out this adults only ice cream.

It is a divine treat.  The bright berry sweetness bursts in your mouth, followed by the fruity Merlot wine flavor.  Rich and creamy, decadent and summery all in one perfect bite.

Truly a sangria and an ice cream all in one spectacular creation!  Now you can have your Sangria and eat it too!!!  This is the ultimate.

A cocktail in a cone. Check that recipe our here: Triple Berry Sangria Ice Cream.

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Helpful Tips to make Summer Berry Sangria :

  • For a non-alcoholic version, substitute 1/4 cup sugar and moscato with a 2 bottles of sparkling grape juice or half white grape juice half 7-Up. 
  • Use wine you enjoy drinking or something inexpensive rather than something you would not enjoy.
  • If you prefer your cocktails less sweet halve the sugar to 1/4 cup.
  • You can switch things up by changing out the fruit to peaches, mango, berries, apples or any combination you prefer.
  • Make this alcohol free with white grape juice and 7-Up.

What you will need to make Summer Berry Sangria:

  • Large Pitcher- We have a few high quality long-lasting well made drink ware and serve ware. Like this 80-ounce pitcher; which is great for everyday use.
  • Fun wine glasses - I love stemless wine glasses and these are our favorites.

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Summer Berry Sangria

A sweet sparkling sangria loaded with luscious summer berries is the consummate summer cocktail. This recipe is so easy you will be making it all summer long.
prep time: 10 minscook time: total time: 10 mins


  • 1 pound strawberries, hulled and quartered
  • 1 (6 ounce) package raspberries
  • 1 (6 ounce) package blueberries
  • 1 (6 ounce) package blackberries
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 bottles your favorite Moscato wine
  • 1/2 lemon, sliced


  1. Place berries in large pitcher and sprinkle with sugar.  Stir to combine.  Allow to berries to soften and release their juices for about 30 minutes.
  2. Pour wine into pitcher, add lemon slices.  Stir and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Serve and enjoy!


  1. For a non-alcoholic version, substitute 1/4 cup sugar and moscato with a 2 bottles of sparkling grape juice or half white grape juice half 7-Up.

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  1. So pretty! I think I would love this - printing now!

  2. These look very refreshing - perfect way to cool down during the summer!

  3. May I ask how sweet is this sangria? It looks great but we are not big fans of super sweet drinks. Thanks!

    1. If you are worried about it being too sweet, use less sugar on the berries (e.g 1/4 cup instead of 1/2 cup, or even less than that) and then if it isn't sweet enough you could add simple syrup (if you have it) when serving? The sugar just needs to cut through the sharpness of the berries a little.

    2. You could also use a dry wine and not add any sugar. I use Merlot in my red sangria and it is fine. I also don't like sweet drinks!!! Moscato is sweet on its own. For the sparkle add some sparkling water or club soda or ginger ale! Yum!!

  4. Is there a non alcohol version?

    1. You can substitute 7-Up/Sprite or ginger ale for the wine and it would be lovely. Enjoy and let us know how it goes.

  5. AmuLu, I'd imagine ginger ale could be substituted for the alcohol with the addition of some kind of fruit juice to sweeten it up? let us know if you try!

  6. Or a good (Martinelli's) sparkling apple juice or grape juice ?

  7. Can you use frozen berries for this recipe or do you recommend fresh?

  8. If you do the nonalcoholic version do you still refrigerate overnight before serving ?


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