This Mixed Berry Red Wine Sangria is made with red wine, brandy, orange juice, fresh or frozen berries! Perfect refreshing summer drink for a party!
Sangria is one of those things that you hardly need a recipe for – or even a particularly good red wine!
I do have a few slight twists I like use for my own sangria recipe. I like to add berries, like blueberries, raspberries, or strawberries. While apples and oranges are more traditional, I find berries infuse more flavor and color into the wine.
I also like to stir in a little soda water when I serve just for some extra pizzaz. That sparkle just gives the sangria a little Lambrusco-esque zing. Sometimes instead of soda water I’ll even add some blood orange soda (San Pellegrino) to jazz it up even more.
For the red wine, I recommend buying a cheap bottle for this recipe, frankly. We’ll be mixing it with so many other flavorful ingredients that even a lower-quality wine will taste great, and the quality of a more expensive wine would go unappreciated. Let’s make it for you darling now!
I. Ingredients preparation
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 orange, cut into chunks, seeds removed
- 1 1/4 cups mixed berries, fresh or frozen, such as blueberries, raspberries, or strawberries
- 1 750-ml bottle red wine
- 1/3 cup brandy
- 3/4 cup orange juice
- Extra fruit for garnish (optional)
- Soda water or blood orange soda (optional)
II. Making method
+ Step 1: Muddle the fruit with sugar: Place sugar, orange chunks, and berries into a pitcher and smash with a wooden spoon or a muddler to release some of the juices and break up the fruit a little bit.
+ Step 2: Add the red wine, brandy, and orange juice and steep for about 5 minutes or up to 2 hours. The flavors will mellow and improve the longer you can wait before serving.
+ Step 3: Pour into glasses filled with ice and extra fruit. If you prefer a very clear sangria with no fruit pulp, pour the sangria through a strainer when serving.
If you want, add some soda water or a little blood orange soda (I like blood orange Pellegrino) to your sangria for some bubbles and a little extra pizzaz.
This all steps for making Mixed Berry Red Wine Sangria. Hope you enjoy it! Thank you!