The beauty of sangria is its versatility. You can switch red wine for white, berries for peaches, gin for brandy, and so on and so forth. There’s a sangria for every mood and tastebud, and today, we’re in the mood for Mango Berry Sangria. This recipe is a slight twist on the classic red wine-citrus combination. Mixed berries mingle with the red wine to bring out the flavors of the wine. Fresh mango and nectar sweeten the sangria without adding additional sugar and gives it a bit of a tropical vibe. Additionally, if you like bubbles in your drink, ginger ale (or club soda if you want something lighter) make this sangria crisp, refreshing, and perfect for sipping. Only five minutes to prep and super delicious, I see no good reason why we all can’t enjoy sangria every day for the rest of the summer!
1 750mL bottle of red wine*
1/4 cup orange juice
1 cup mango nectar
4 oz gin (about 2 and a half shots)
1 cup blueberries
1 cup blackberries
1 cup strawberries, hulled and quartered1 cup mango, diced
1 orange, sliced
Ginger ale or club soda
- Pour the entire bottle of wine into a large pitcher.
- Add orange juice, mango nectar, and gin.
- Toss in the fruit, leaving aside a few orange slices for garnish.
- Stir it all together and place in the refrigerator for a few hours, or overnight if time permits
- Ladle sangria into glasses and garnish with a floating orange slice. Optionally, fill glasses three-quarters full and fill the rest with ginger ale.
*When it comes to choosing a wine, obviously go with something you wouldn’t mind drinking on its own. A crazy expensive bottle isn’t necessary at all. You’ll mix it with all types of fruit and juices which will change the flavor a bit, but wine is the main ingredient nonetheless. If you choose a drier wine like Cabernet Sauvignon, you may want to add a little more sweetness. If you use a sweeter red like Spanish Grenache, you can add a little less sweetness.