Blackberry Vodka Sangria

blackberry vodka sangria

Everyone seems to be moving ahead to fall and fall recipes, but it’s still summer and I wanted sangria. Nothing wrong with that, right???  So I looked around the house to see what I could come up.  Next thing I knew I was making  this simple Blackberry Vodka Sangria with stuff I had around.  It doesn’t take long to put together but you should let the sangria sit in the fridge for at least a few hours or better yet overnight so that the flavor is a bit stronger. 

blackberry vodka sangria

First thing to do for the sangria is make the blackberry simple syrup.  Put your blackberries, water, and sugar in a pan.  Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for about 10-15 minutes.  You can add a little more or less blackberries depending on what you have in the house.  You can also add more/less sugar or water.  I didn’t want my sangria overly sweet so I didn’t add as much sugar as most people probably would.  There are a million ways to make sangria so just experiment!

blackberry vodka sangria

I poured the blackberries through a strainer a few times to catch all the chunks of fruit left.

blackberry vodka sangria

Pour the blackberry simple syrup into a pitcher or container and add your wine.  I used Sutter Home’s Sweet Red Wine.

blackberry vodka sangria

Next up was a little Pinnacle Blackberry Vodka.  Mmmmmmm….

blackberry vodka sangria

I added some orange slices, lime slices, and blackberries then mixed it all together and refrigerated overnight.

blackberry vodka sangria

Garnish with more fruit as desired and serve over ice.

blackberry vodka sangria

Fall is right around the corner so enjoy now!  Actually, this would be a great fall cocktail too!

blackberry vodka sangria

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Blackberry Vodka Sangria
4.5 from 4 reviews
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Serves: 8
Great combo of blackberries and red wine!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup fresh blackberries
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons sugar (or more to taste)
  • 1 bottle sweet red wine (such as Sutter Home Sweet Red)
  • ½ cup Blackberry Vodka (such as Pinnacle)
  • orange slices, lime slices, and/or fresh blackberries
Instructions
  1. Place 1 cup blackberries, water, and sugar in small saucepan over high heat. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, simmer about 10-15 minutes or until blackberries are very soft.
  2. Strain liquid several times and discard fruit. Pour into pitcher. Add wine and vodka. Add orange slices, lime slices, and blackberries as desired. Cover and refrigerate at least a few hours but overnight is desired.
  3. Serve over ice and garnish with additional fruit as desired.
Notes
SNAPPY TIPS: Adjust fruit, sugar, and wine as desired for personal taste. I used 1 orange (sliced), 1 lime (sliced), and about 1 cup of additional blackberries for the sangria before refrigerating. SNAPPY SUBSTITUTIONS: Substitute extra orange or lime for the other. (For more recipes visit Snappy Gourmet at http://www.snappygourmet.com to sign up for an email/RSS subscription or visit Snappy Gourmet on Facebook or Twitter.)

 

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Pinnacle Vodka did provide me with some samples of products to try earlier this year but the recipe and all opinions are my own.

Comments

  1. 1

    I’m with you. I’ll give up summer kicking and screaming. This looks so refreshing and delicious.

  2. 3

    What a sexy looking drink! Bookmarking!

  3. 5

    This looks like an amazing summer wine cocktail! We can’t wait to try it. Cheers!

  4. 7
    Merry Graham says:

    DAng it ~ now I want 0ne so much I will have to run out for blackberries! Thanks fo rhte great recipe!

  5. 9

    Blackberry Vodka Sangria sounds yummy can’t wait to try it

  6. 11

    I just made this and put in my fridge. Can’t wait to try it later. Looks so good. :)

  7. 13
    Lori Kauffman says:

    Can’t wait to try this. Your photos are beautiful!

  8. 15

    Made this yesterday, having it today. It’s amazing!!! Need to make a white peach sangria. Any suggestions on what to use?

  9. 17

    Do you think this would work the same way with blueberries?

    • 18

      I’m sure it would work, but don’t think it would taste as good. I think the blackberries just go better with wine, but just my personal taste and opinion.

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