This stunning Summer Berry Sangria takes easy sangria recipes to another level! The sweet white wine and summer fruits combine for the BEST summer drink!
One of my favorite things about summer is the fruity sangrias and cocktails. This Summer Berry Sangria is hands down the one I dream about all winter long! This easy white wine sangria recipe can be quickly whipped up in a pitcher. Then you just set in the fridge overnight to really work its magic!
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SUMMER BERRY SANGRIA
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I love pitcher cocktails because everyone can pour themselves a drink when they need it. No one is stuck behind the bar all night! This easy sangria recipe is also GORGEOUS and makes for a beautiful centerpiece on your table! Definitely use a clear glass pitcher for the best visual results.
This is absolutely the perfect easy sangria recipe for Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Presidents Day, and Tuesday! This sangria is amazing for an afternoon by the pool or a dinner party with friends and family.
- A sweet white wine – I prefer Moscato
- Silver tequila
- Strawberry Nectar – basically like fruit juice you can find in the Latin food section of your grocery store
- Lemon-lime soda – optional but worth it!
If you don’t want to use Moscato, try a Riesling or Pinot Grigio! They’ll be a little drier and less sweet than a Moscato. These optional are sweeter than a Chardonnay, which will typically be very dry.
If you like your sangria extra sweet, you could even add in some simple syrup. However, I find the wine and fruit nectar does the job just fine for my taste.
I love using all over my favorite fruits for summer, but you can swap out for the ones you like best. Not a fan of raspberries? Blackberries or marionberries are a great swap out.
Sangria is all about the waiting game. So be sure to make this a day before you need it! The longer the fruit sits in the wine, the more the flavors begin to meld together. Don’t be afraid to make this a full 24 hours before your party starts!
How to Make Sangria
- Start by pouring your bottle of wine, the tequila, and the can of strawberry nectar into a large pitcher. Give that all a stir to combine it together.
- Then, add in your fresh fruit. That’s the easy part. The hard part is putting your sangria in the fridge to chill for at least 8 hours. Ideally, you want to let it sit overnight for the best flavor profile.
- Place fresh raspberries on a baking sheet or in a dish and freeze them overnight too. (I’ll explain why below.)
- The next day, pour the sangria into wine glasses and add some of the fruit from the pitcher. If you used the raspberry trick, add some frozen raspberries to each glass too!
- If you’re looking for some bubbles, add a splash of lemon-lime soda or sparkling water to the top of each glass when serving!
I like freezing the raspberries overnight while the sangria is marinating in the refrigerator to act as festive ice cubes. If you forget this step, don’t worry! Your sangria will be nice and cool as long as you keep it in the fridge between glasses.
Our Other Sangria Recipes
There’s no secret I LOVE sangria — I have dozens of recipes for every season and taste!
For a classic sangria, you can’t go wrong with this Simple Red Sangria with pomegranate, pears, and oranges.
More of a watermelon fan? Fear not! Try this simple 6-ingredient Watermelon Sangria with a splash of vodka and citrus to make the flavor pop.
Need more sangria recipes?
- Sparkling White Peach Sangria
- Tropical Moscato Sangria
- Cherry Limeade Sangria
- Holiday Sangria
- Sparkling Red Wine Sangria
- Lemon-Lime Sangria
- More sangria recipes here…
Tools used to make Summer Berry Sangria
Pitcher: This pitcher is as beautiful as it is functional! The size is also perfect for sangria because it gives me ample room for fruit even with lots of liquid!
Measuring cups: These measuring cups are my favorite! They nest inside each other for easy storage and are a breeze to tell apart!
*This post originally posted on 06/20/2014.
- 1.5 liters Moscato wine
- 1/2 cup silver tequila
- 11.3 ounces strawberry nectar
- 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
- 1/2 cup fresh strawberries sliced
- 1/2 cup fresh raspberries plus more for freezing
- Lemon-lime soda optional
- Pour Moscato wine, tequila, and strawberry nectar into a large pitcher. Stir to combine.
- Add berries and stir once more. Let sangria sit in the refrigerator overnight. Freeze extra raspberries overnight as well.
- Pour sangria into glasses, being sure to add some of the fruit from the pitcher.
- Top with frozen raspberries to keep it cool.
- If you want to add some fizz, add a splash of lemon-lime soda (or sparkling water) to the top of your glass of sangria.