Made with Pinot Grigio, this mixed berry sangria will be your poolside beverage of choice all summer long. It’s cool and refreshing for the dog days of summer.
Whether you’re spending lazy days by the pool or entertaining friends with a backyard cookout this mixed berry sangria is the perfect beverage choice.
It’s really perfect at any time of year.
Typically a sangria is made with red wine, various fruits, a few other ingredients, and sometimes spirits. Sangria is one of the most popular drinks in Spanish cuisine.
Sangria blanca, or white wine sangria, is a more recent innovation. Red sangria can be traced back to the 18th century but white sangria began to make an appearance in the mid 1960s.
I like to make white sangria with a pinot grigio. It’s not sweet and can stand up to adding sweeter ingredients, like the orange liqueur here. You could also use sauvignon blanc if you don’t have pinot grigio.
While you could use fresh berries, I prefer to use frozen so the wine stays cooler longer.
- 2 750ml bottles Pinot Grigio, chilled
- 1 1/2 cups frozen mixed berries
- 1/4 cup orange liqueur
- 2 - 4 tablespoons simple syrup
- Additional berries for glasses
- In a large pitcher, add 1 1/2 cups frozen berries. Pour in simple syrup, orange liqueur, and Pinot Grigio. Stir gently.
- In wine glasses, add a few berries to each glass before filling with the sangria mixture.
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