Blackberry Sangria

Blackberry Sangria

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Adjust Servings:
1 bottle (I use Pinot Noir) Red Wine
0.3 cup White Rum
1 cup Sparkling Water
2 Lemons
6 ounces Blackberries
2 sprigs Fresh Mint Leaves
Blackberry Syrup
0.25 cup Pure Cane Sugar
0.25 cup Filtered Water
6 ounces Blackberries
2 thin slices (optional) Fresh Ginger Root

Blackberry Sangria

  • 15 Minutes
  • Serves 6
  • Easy


  • Blackberry Syrup



Refreshing, sweet and boozy blackberry sangria with red wine and rum!

This recipe uses a homemade blackberry syrup which is so good.

All it takes is 15 minutes and about 7 ingredients!

I have always been a red wine drinker but rarely order sangria when I’m at a restaurant.

Most of the time, they either seem too sweet, too boozy or both.

When friends recently came to visit, they were raving about this sangria they had at Chef Adrienne’s, a popular restaurant in Miami.

It got me thinking, is it time for me to make the best sangria at home?

I always love a fruit aspect – especially berries for both my drinks and sweet treats!

Blackberry makes a great homemade syrup and the color is so vibrant and deep.

The blackberry flavor also compliments the dry red wine really well.

You can use any bottle of your favorite red wine, I am using Pinot Noir.

This blackberry sangria is not overly sweet and the red wine is definitely the star of the show.

To add that sangria twist, white rum is added along with lemon slices, fresh blackberries and fresh mint!

Be sure to slap the mint to release it’s oils and aroma before adding it to the pitcher.

Though this sangria recipe only takes minutes to make, it really benefits from a 30 minute refrigeration.

During that time the flavors develops.

Please leave your review in the comment section below.


Drink responsibly.







Make The Blackberry Syrup

To a small sauce pan, add 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup water, 6 ounces of blackberries, and 2 slices of fresh ginger.

Bring to a simmer on medium heat and allow for the sugar to melt, about 5 minutes.

Next, mash the blackberries and simmer for an additional 5 minutes then strain and allow to cool.


Add Everything To A Pitcher

To a pitcher, add 1 bottle of re wine (I like using Pinot Noir), as well as 1/3 cup of light rum, the juice of 1 lemon, the cooled blackberry syrup, a few slices of lemon, blackberries, and 1 cup of sparkling water.

Lastly, wash and dry the fresh mint leaves then slap them to release the oils and aroma and add to the pitcher.

Give it a stir and serve immediately or refrigerate.

While the sangria is in the refrigerator it continues to develop more flavor.


Pour Over Ice

To serve, I like to pour over crushed ice and garnish with lemon slices, blackberries and fresh mint.

Drink responsibly.


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