Aside from the profusion of pies, cobblers, squares, crisps, shortcakes, and the like, a mixed berry sangria is a delightful way to celebrate the season at a brunch or any al fresco occasion.

Very like a berry sauce, this concoction depends a great deal on what you like, but a simple template will give the idea and get you started. A large glass pitcher is ideal. You’ll be able to see everything, and it will keep the sangria from looking too much like punch. It only takes a few minutes.

Add ice if you like, but remember it will dilute the sangria, especially if it sits for too long.

Fresh Berry Sangria

Sangria is a simple cocktail made using fresh fruit, wine, some sort of sweetener, liqueur and soda. Enjoy this one all summer long.
Author Ellen Kelly


  • 4 cups mixed berries: sliced strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries
  • 2 bottles sparkling dry white wine or rosé
  • 2 cups white cranberry juice
  • 1 can ginger ale
  • 1/2 cup orange liqueur
  • 5-6 thin slices lemon


  • Make sure all the ingredients are well-chilled before assembling.
  • Combine ingredients in a large glass pitcher and top with lemon slices.
  • Taste and adjust for sweetness, carbonation and alcohol.
  • Serve immediately to preserve the bubbles.