Summer Berry Sangria

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The sun is shining and the days are getting longer….it’s time to get out of the house! Invite your friends and family over for an impromptu tapas party featuring this delicious Summer Berry Sangria…..

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My son’s birthday was a couple of weeks ago, unfortunately he was out of town and we couldn’t go out to celebrate. Plan B…I sent him a text and asked him to grab some friends and come over for “food”! No explanation, just come over and be prepared to eat and drink. 😉

I knew that my Summer Berry Sangria would need to chill, so that’s where I started. To keep things simple, I poured my orange liqueur into the serving pitcher…..

Summer Berry Sangria liqueur2

Then sliced my orange, lemon, and lime…..

Summer Berry Sangria citrus

Tossed them into the pitcher along with a bag of frozen mixed berries…..

Summer Berry Sangria berries

I poured in a 1.5 liter bottle of Arbor Mist® Blackberry Merlot, keeping my fingers crossed that it would fit…..

Summer Berry Sangria merlot

and it did!! I covered the pitcher with plastic wrap and placed it into the refrigerator until my guests arrived.

While my sangria was chilling, I whipped together Sweet and Spicy Almonds, Marinated Olives & Mushrooms, Albondigas {Spanish Meatballs}, Couscous Salad with Peaches and Arugula {coming soon}, and Grilled Shrimp……

Tapas Party |

I did run out of time, so the dessert did not happen. It honestly wasn’t a big loss, because the Summer Berry Sangria was sweet enough to finish off the meal.

When you are ready to serve your sangria, place some ice into a cup {yes, we used plastic} and pour in the sangria leaving about an inch at the top for your carbonated soda {I used Strawberry-Lime}…..

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Garnish with a lime or orange slice and you are ready to celebrate summer in style! This Summer Berry Sangria would be perfect for Memorial Day!!

Lisa, why is the soda not added to the pitcher like a normal sangria recipe?

  1.  It would not fit!
  2.  I am anything but normal
  3.  It goes flat and then you won’t be able to save your leftovers {assuming you have any}

For those that don’t like berries {or are allergic} I also had a couple of bottles of chilled Arbor Mist® Mango Strawberry Moscato to serve…..

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Can you tell how happy I am that winter is over??? Now for the fun stuff…..

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Summer Berry Sangria

Serves 6-8
Prep time 6 hours
Meal type Beverage
Celebrate the start of Summer with an impromptu tapas party featuring Summer Berry Sangria!


  • 1 cup orange liqueur
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 1 lime, sliced
  • 1 bag frozen mixed berries
  • 1.5 Liter bottle Arobor Mist® Blackberry Merlot
  • carbonated soda of your choice (I used strawberry-lime)


Add orange liqueur to a large pitcher or container.
Add the orange, lemon, and lime slices.
Add the frozen mixed berries, stir.
Pour in the Arbor Mist® Blackberry Merlot, cover and place in the refrigerator for several hours or overnight.
To serve, pour chilled Summer Berry Sangria into ice filled glasses leaving about an inch to top off with soda.

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