Summer Berry Sangria
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Cheers! I’m celebrating Summer with a delicious and refreshing Berry Sangria!
I made us a large pitcher of Summer Berry Sangria to celebrate the fact that we finally found an apartment! Woohoo!
I had already given up and decided to stay at my current (super expensive and tiny) Manhattan place when a realtor called me about this rental I had messaged her about a while ago. So we went to check it out (even though I wasn’t too thrilled about the place) and it turns out that because of miscommunication it was a completely different place and that was A-freaking-MAZING!
It was like the odds conspired for us to end up seeing (and getting) this beautiful apartment, which – by the way – is a HUGE 2 bedroom and 2 bathroom (aka unicorn in NY/NJ terms) and has a balcony and a walk in closet.
The only tiny detail I’m not crazy about is: it has an electric stove… *insert horror emoticon here*
I’m kinda freaking out since I like to cook with fire! But I’ll deal with that later! [If you have an electric stove, though, I would love to hear your thoughts. Especially if you’re going to say everything will be fine and I’ll end up liking it! :P]
So then we got home from seeing our dream apartment and the Middle Sister Moscato bottles that were sitting in our fridge looked at me like “it’s celebration time”!
Don’t mind if I do!
In one second I tossed together some fresh berries, strawberry liqueur (although I would have loved to use Chambord – raspberry liqueur – instead!), some agave and a whole bottle of this amazingly crispy and sweet Moscato.
After an hour chilling in the fridge, I added some Raspberry Lime Seltzer and my sangria was ready to party.
And just like that, the world was a perfect place, with unicorn apartments and delicious sweet cold sangria, and I was… just happy!
I know the phrase “happiness is in the small things” is a big cliche, but at this point in my life it couldn’t be more perfect!
A glass of Moscato – or a whole pitcher of Berry Sangria – on a hot summer day is all I need to relax and celebrate small (or big) achievements.
The Moscato is a wine that especially has that happy, fun tone. It is not the type of wine to drink when you’re sad and wanting to forget about the world. It is upbeat, smooth and cheerful. Like a sunny summer day!
Middle Sister even named it Sweet and Sassy Moscato. Suiting, isn’t it?
When my wine arrived, my husband looked at it puzzled and asked if I had something custom made for me… I think he says that because he doesn’t know that Middle Sister has a Drama Queen Pinot Grigio! Let’s keep it that way! :)
Seriously, though… Next time you’re celebrating something but don’t have the big bucks to spend on the expensive bubbly stuff, look for the Sweet and Sassy Moscato from Middle Sister. Or any of their other wines, really, as they are all so tasty and perfect for any kind of celebration! We already established that their wine is utterly delicious, but it is also – wait for it – AFFORDABLE! So you won’t feel guilt about opening a second or a third (maybe a fourth?) bottle.
If you haven’t tried their stuff, get on it! Their wine is crafted by award-winning winemaker Nancy Walker (a middle sister herself) and they have in their portfolio a wide variety of delicious red, white and sparkling wines from California and Argentina. Not to mention the CUTE labels featuring different middle sister personalities!
I am not a middle sister – I’m an older sister to my brother – but that doesn’t prevent me from loving this brand and completely identifying with their Sweet & Sassy (or, ahem, the Drama Queen) wines.
And as for packing for the new apartment, this sassy girl thinks she’ll start with an essential suitcase. You know, the stuff we’ll need right away… Pajamas, sheets, toothbrush and, of course, a bottle or two of Middle Sister wine.
Summer Berry Sangria
Yield: 6 glasses
Prep Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour
- 1 6 oz container fresh raspberries, rinsed
- 1 6 oz container fresh blackberries, rinsed
- 1 6 oz container fresh blueberries, rinsed
- 1 16 oz container fresh strawberries, rinsed quartered
- 1 bottle Middle Sister Moscato
- 1/3 cup raspberry or strawberry liqueur
- 1/4 cup agave (optional)
- Raspberry lime seltzer to taste
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17 Comments on “Summer Berry Sangria”
Congrats, Olivia, on finding your unicorn apartment! That is SUPER exciting! But, giiiirrllll- welcome to the packing boxes totally sucks club!!! I’m actually taking a baby break from packing at the minute and I totally want, nay, NEED an entire pitcher of this delicious and oh so pretty (!!!) Summer Berry Sangria! I loooove Moscato, you are right so crispy, sweet and essential summer time in a bottle! Love this! Cheers to moving!! ♡ xo
Oh girl, don’t even remind me about the packing. I haven’t even started and I move in 2 weeks. *panicking* When do you move? I can’t wait to see pics of the new place!! :)
OMG yay!! so happy for you guys! Congratulations darling!! Don’t worry you will get used to the electric stove. I will confess that I can’t live without my gas stove [Indian thing I guess!] but I have worked on electric stove before and it’s okay…does take some time to get used to it though. And for special recipes where you definitely need to use fire, you can buy this > http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BS4RP7S/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_dp_ss_1?pf_rd_p=1944687502&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B009RQ0I6Y&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=1AFXCTYYEY1EZ4RHHX1B
I had this when I was living in an apartment with electric stove and this portable gas stove is quite good!
OMG, you just saved my life! I didn’t even know such a thing existed. And I’m there with you, Brazilians don’t even have electric stoves. We need our fire! lol
haha Indians don’t have electric stoves either! :D
Beautiful and refreshing drink!!! And I’ll try to find this wonderful wine here in Brasil – the Middlle Sister, that looks great!
Yay for new apartments, sangria and Middle Sister wines. Love that name! Cheers, Olivia :-D
Thanks, dear! It is a great name, isn’t it? :)
Congratulations on the new place!! I used to live in DC and have only a small hint of how amazing a 2bd/2ba would be! How exciting!
Wow! This berry sangria looks so so refreshing and summer-y! And many congratulations to you! :)
Hi Olivia, I’m trying the sangria for a lunch party tomorrow. Approximately how much seltzer do you add? I’m not sure and don’t want to add too much or not enough. It sounds delicious – thank you for posting this! Also looking forward to trying ice cream recipes.
Hi Karen, I usually top the pitcher with the seltzer, which is probably about 2 cups. However, the club soda is totally optional. If you like a stronger sangria, just leave it out or add less club soda. If you like a sweeter sangria, you can use Sprite or Ginger Ale instead. Have fun at your party! :)
Oh my goodness! This looks so good! Also I LOVE these glasses! Where did you get them? What are they called?
Hi Morgan, thank you! :) I don’t remember how they are called, but I got them at Home Goods. I see them there a lot! :)
How do I triple the recipe? Do you just add extra wine , triple everything or make three batches?
Just triple everything!
Just so you know, this will undoubtedly be the bestest, most favorite sangria I will have ever made. Oh man oh man oh man lol. Cannot wait to play bartender!! Love everything about it. And all that gorgeous fruit…..ahhhhhhhh lol. Thanks. You made my Summer (actually, my Spring at this point!). Thanks. Ps. Was Chambord tastier than the strawberry liquore?