Summer Berry Sangria

Summer Berry Sangria

Sangria is one of our favourite things to sip at the end of a long hot day. Sweet, refreshing, and loaded with summer fruit, this recipe celebrates of the abundance of blueberries in the late summer months. Note: We recommend using our Instant Dissolving Sugar here, as it is a more finely granulated sugar, making it perfect for drink recipes as it dissolves quickly into liquids.

INGREDIENTS

What you need:

  • 1/3 cup (67 g) Redpath Instant Dissolving Sugar + 1/3 cup (79 mL) water
  • 1 1/2 + 1/2 cup (255 + 85 g) fresh blueberries, divided
  • 1 cup (140 g) pitted & halved fresh cherries
  • 1 750 mL bottle fruity rosé
  • 2/3 cup (158 mL) orange juice
  • 1/2 cup (118 mL) bourbon (optional)
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) orange liqueur
  • 1 lemon

INSTRUCTIONS

How to prepare:

1. Wash blueberries and gently pat dry with a towel.

1. Blueberries for sangria

2. Place 1 1/2 cups of the washed blueberries in a blender. Add the Instant Dissolving Sugar and the water to the blueberries, then blend on high until smooth.

2. Blueberries in the blender

3. Add Instant Dissolving Sugar to blueberries

4. Add water to blender

3. Set a strainer over a bowl and pour the blueberry puree into it. Strain the juice into the bowl, using a spoon or spatula to press down the blueberry pulp to extract as much juice as possible. Discard the blueberry skins.

5. Pour blended blueberry mixture into strainer

6. Strain blueberry puree

7. Discard blueberry skins after straining

4. Pour blueberry liquid into a large pitcher, then stir in the orange juice, rosé, orange liqueur, and bourbon (if using).

8. Pour blueberry puree into a pitcher

10. Add orange juice to blueberry puree

11. Pour rose into juice mixture

5. Slice the lemon in half, squeeze the juice from one half into the sangria mixture, and slice the other half into thin slices.

6. Add remaining 1/2 cup of blueberries along with the sliced cherries and lemon slices to the sangria. Stir, then refrigerate until chilled, at least 2 hours or overnight.

13. Fresh summer fruit for berry sangria

12. Stir up the sangria

14. Summer sangria ready to serve

7. To serve, fill glasses with ice before filling with sangria. Garnish with extra blueberries, cherries, and lemon slices if you so desire.

17. Sweet cherry & blueberry sangria