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Blackberry Sangria

Summer calls for refreshing drinks, and this Blackberry Sangria is a crowd-pleaser at every gathering. It blends the rich flavors of a dry red wine with the sweetness of homemade blackberry simple syrup and a hint of brandy. The added slices of lime and oranges, along with whole blackberries, soak up the sangria mix, creating a fruit-infused beverage that’s perfect for cooling down on a hot day. For a touch of fizz, a splash of ginger ale completes this refreshing drink. Give this easy-to-make Blackberry Sangria recipe a try.

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blackberry sangria

Blackberry Sangria

Prep Time: 20 minutes
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Spanish
Keyword: Blackberry, Sangria
Servings: 8
Author: Paul Kushner
Try this easy Blackberry Sangria recipe for a refreshing summer drink. Perfect for gatherings.


  • Small saucepan
  • Wooden spoon
  • Cheesecloth
  • Large Pitcher
  • Cutting board and Knife
  • Stirring spoon


For the Blackberry Simple Syrup:

  • cup granulated white sugar
  • cup water
  • 4 oz fresh blackberries sliced or slightly mushed

For the Sangria:

  • Blackberry Simple Syrup
  • 750 ml bottle of dry red wine a blended red wine works well
  • ½ cup brandy Christian Brothers or similar
  • 24 oz ginger ale
  • 1 lime thinly sliced
  • 2 medium oranges or 1 extra-large, sliced into rounds
  • 6 oz fresh blackberries


Making the Blackberry Simple Syrup:

  • Combine Ingredients: In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, water, and sliced blackberries.
  • Simmer: Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat, stirring until the sugar has completely dissolved.
  • Infuse: Reduce the heat to low and let the mixture simmer gently for about 10 minutes, allowing the blackberries to infuse the syrup.
  • Strain: Remove from heat and pour the mixture through a cheesecloth or mesh strainer to remove the blackberry solids. Let the syrup cool to room temperature.

Assembling the Sangria:

  • Mix Wine and Brandy: In a large pitcher, combine the cooled blackberry simple syrup, red wine, and brandy.
  • Add Fruits: Add the sliced lime, oranges, and blackberries.
  • Chill: Refrigerate the sangria for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight, to allow the flavors to meld.
  • Add Ginger Ale: Just before serving, stir in the ginger ale for a refreshing fizz.
  • Serve: Serve the sangria over ice, making sure to include some of the fruit in each glass.
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Blackberry Sangria
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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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