Monday, July 19, 2021

Easy Sangria Recipe (Berry) + Video

This Easy Sangria Recipe is sweet, sparkling, and filled with juicy berries. The delicious combination of Moscato wine, and berries will captivate everyone at your dinner party.

While the fruit shines on it’s own, adding it with wine brings out even more flavor. It only takes a few minutes to make, but you can sip on it all evening long.

This orange white wine sangria is really fun to drink as well. Don’t worry if you aren’t in the mood to drink sangria, you can whip up this sangria ice cream instead. It’s heavenly!

If you are hosting a party and want something to go with this summer sangria, be sure to try this pineapple salsa party dip! It’s light and fresh and will win over a hungry crowd.

Another delicious way to cool off is by eating this cake batter ice cream or strawberry icebox cake for dessert.

Easy Sangria Recipe Instructions

Add all of the berries to a large pitcher. Sprinkle with sugar, stir and let the berries rest for 30 minutes to bring out the natural juice of the fruit.

Pour in the Moscato, add fresh lemon slices and refrigerate until you are ready to serve.

That’s it! Sit back, kick up your feet and enjoy!

easy sangria recipe adding strawberries to pitcher

FAQ - Common Recipe Questions

Do I have to let the fruit sit after adding sugar?

Adding sugar to the berries is what brings the natural juice out and will give you an intense fruity flavor. If you skip this step, it’s going to taste more like sweet wine.

You would be missing the vibrant flavors of the berries. So, please don’t skip this step!

How far in advance can you make it?

It’s fine to make it up to 8 hours in advance. Any longer than that and the fruit will start to become limp and unappealing. I prefer just 2 hours myself.

easy sangria recipe berries in pitcher

Can you make it with frozen fruit?

It’s not the best idea to make it with frozen fruit. Fresh fruit holds up well as it sits in the wine, however, frozen fruit tends to become mushy and not near as appetizing.

Plus, if you use fresh fruit when making the berry sangria you can munch on it as you are sipping on the drink.

Can you get drunk off sangria?

It’s possible to get drunk if you drink it faster than two drinks an hour.

If you are casually drinking and have no intentions of getting drunk, stick with one or two glasses and don’t drink them too fast.

easy sangria recipe pouring wine in pitcher

Is it okay to add other kinds of fruit?

Yes, of course! Use any kinds of fruit you have. Oranges, limes, apples, pineapples, mangos, peaches, watermelon, cantaloupe and cherries are just a few ideas.

Most fruits you like will work in this easy sangria recipe, so play around with the recipe and see what you can come up with.

I recommend steering clear of bananas, they tend to get pretty mushy.


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easy sangria recipe in pitcher

Video: Easy Sangria Recipe

To see us make this recipe from start to finish, watch the video at the top of this post.

Yield: 8
Author: Donna Elick
Easy Sangria Recipe (Berry) + Video

Easy Sangria Recipe (Berry) + Video

This easy sangria recipe is sweet, sparkling, and filled with juicy berries. The delicious combination of Moscato wine, and berries will captivate everyone at your dinner party.
Prep time: 10 MinTotal time: 10 Min


  • 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 until ready to serve, up to overnight.
  3. Serve and enjoy!
  1. For a non-alcoholic version, substitute 1/4 cup sugar and moscato with 2 bottles of sparkling grape juice or half white grape juice half 7-Up.

easy sangria recipe closeup

Originally published June 2014, updated and republished July 2021

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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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