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carrabba's blackberry sangria recipe

Carrabba's Blackberry Sangria Recipe

Carrabba’sBlackberry Sangria, with a sweet and fruity punch flavor, will make any meal special. It goes well with any meat or fish dishesand could be enjoyed as is for a refreshing drink. Blackberry Sangria requires some time to make—but every second willbe worth it.
5 from 11 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Resting time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 4
Equipment
  • saucepan
  • Sieve
  • small bowl
  • mason jar
  • Serving glasses
Ingredients
  
  • cup water
  • blackberry simple syrup
  • 750 ml dry red wine
  • ½ cup Brandy
  • cup granulated white sugar
  • 24 ounces ginger ale
  • 1 lime cut into thin slices
  • 1 lemon cut into thin slices
  • 2 medium oranges
  • 4 ounces blackberries slightly sliced
  • ice
Instructions
 
  • Prepare the blackberry syrup; this will add the main flavor boost to the sangria recipe. Pour the water into the saucepan. Then add the granulated white sugar and bring to a boil over medium heat. Keep boiling until the sugar has melted completely and you can see clear water.
  • Add the blackberries and lower the heat to below the simmering point. Cook the blackberries for at least 10 minutes and turn off the stove when they get mushy and slightly soft. Let it chill at room temperature.
  • Sieve the blackberry syrup into a small bowl once it’s cold enough to handle. Put the bowl in the fridge for about 10 minutes after sieving.
  • Take a mason jar or pitcher. Add the red dry wine, brandy, and the blackberry syrup, and stir.
  • Add the fruits: blackberries, lime and lemon slices, and pieces of orange. Cover with a plastic wrap or lid and let it sit overnight so the fruits can infuse entirely into the wine. It will help spread the fruity punch.
  • Take the Collin glasses and add 1–2 ice cubes. Pour your Carrabba’s Blackberry Sangria and add some ginger ale to adjust the flavor. As a secret ingredient, you can add hints of vanilla. It will add a sweeter and softer flavor to the red wine and citrus fruits. Just add a tablespoon of vanilla flavor and your Carrabba’s Blackberry will take a completely new turn.