This blueberry sangria is just what sangria should be – refreshing, fruity, and fun! Also, easy! Sangria is one of those low-stress drinks which says summertime and is perfect for a party.
Last year I posted my White Wine Peach Sangria, and we have enjoyed it a number of times since! Even in the middle of winter, I pulled out that recipe and made a batch to celebrate good friends coming over. Sangria is just a such a great party drink!
But there is no reason to have only one sangria recipe. Nope. I need a sangria for every mood! 🙂
Some recent warm weather was the nudge I needed to work on a blueberry sangria, this time with red wine instead of the white I used before. Of course, it’s been ridiculously cold here the past few days – we’re talking record lows brrrrr, but that didn’t stop me from making another batch of sangria. It’s going to get warm again before I know it, and I want this recipe posted for everyone to enjoy.
Though I did also make my super easy from scratch chicken soup. I’m dedicated but I’m not nuts and the weather we’ve been having needed some hot chicken soup.
Happily, the weather seems to be turning for the better now and I can get out and do some gardening, fire up the grill, and finally put away my sweaters. Well…most of my sweaters. Putting them all away is just asking for another round of cold temperatures.
And right now I’m totally ready for hot weather and sipping blueberry sangria on my deck! If keeping a sweater or two in the closet is the price I have to pay, I’m happy to pay it. 🙂
As far as the recipe, it is totally easy. All you need is…
- a light wine, like a Merlot or a Tempranillo
- fresh blueberries (frozen is not the same!)
- fresh oranges, some to slice and one or two to juice
- and a few tasty mix-ins – brandy, sweetener, bitters
That’s it! It takes me about 5 minutes to make the sangria, 10 hours to wait until it has reached peak yumminess (though longer is good too!), and then all that’s left is to kick back and enjoy a glass.
– Happy Drinking, Annemarie
Summertime Blueberry Sangria
- 1 bottle light bodied Spanish red wine, such as tempranillo or garnacha
- 3 oz brandy
- 1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
- 1/2 tsp angostura bitters
- 3 tbsp agave syrup
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- 1 cup sliced oranges
- Mix together the wine, brandy, orange juice, and bitters. Add one half cup of the blueberries and mash them up in the wine. Then add the remaining blueberries and orange slices. Cover the container and let it chill for at least 10 hours.
- Serve, making sure to scoop some of the fruit into each glass.