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Blackberry Apricot Sangria

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Summer is right around the corner and what better way to enjoy a warm evening than by sipping a delicious cocktail? I love having fun drink recipes on hand for when the mood strikes! And, being able to make my own at home just makes it that more special! National Moscato day is on May 9th so I thought what would be more fun then to Mix It Up and make a fruity Moscato Sangria?! That’s how I thought up that yummy blackberry apricot sangria recipe!

Blackberry Apricot Sangria

Blackberry Apricot Sangria, Made with sliced apricots, blackberries, pink moscato and more.  Perfect for a summer evening!  #MoscatoDay #ad y

My local grocery store has a huge selection of wines, so I was browsing the wine aisle and I knew I wanted a pink Moscato. Luckily, I found Gallo Family Vineyard Pink Moscato, it was such a good price at $4.99/750ml bottle I couldn’t pass it up! You should be able to find it at local wine retailers and grocers nationwide, as well as online through The Barrel Room. For more information, check out: Gallo Family Vineyards Website

Blackberry Apricot Sangria, Made with sliced apricots, blackberries, pink moscato and more.  Perfect for a summer evening!  #MoscatoDay #ad

Blackberry Apricot Sangria, Made with sliced apricots, blackberries, pink moscato and more.  Perfect for a summer evening!  #MoscatoDay #ad

So, like I was saying in honor of National Moscato day I made this amazing blackberry apricot sangria!

Blackberry Apricot Sangria, Made with sliced apricots, blackberries, pink moscato and more.  Perfect for a summer evening!  #MoscatoDay #ad

Made primarily with sliced apricots, blackberries and pink moscato. It is sweet from a homemade blackberry syrup and refreshing but still packs a punch! Perfect for a summer evening!

Blackberry Apricot Sangria
 
 
Ingredients
  • 3 apricots, sliced
  • 2 Cups blackberries
  • ¾ Cup water
  • ½ Cup sugar
  • 1 bottle 750 ML Gallo Family Vineyards Pink Moscato (or any sweet white wine or zinfandel)
  • ½ Cup cognac
  • ⅛ Cup lemon juice, fresh squeezed
Instructions
  1. Start by making the blackberry syrup. Take 1 Cup of the blackberries with the sugar and water. Bring to a boil on the stove, lower to a simmer and simmer for 10 minutes. Take off the heat and strain through a mesh colander. Gently crushing the berries with a spatula but do not smash them. Sit aside and let cool.
  2. Slice the apricots and add to a pitcher. Add the remaining ingredients along with the syrup. Gently stir, let chill in refrigerator at least for 2 hours.
  3. Serve over ice and enjoy!

Step by Step Directions

Blackberry Apricot Sangria, Made with sliced apricots, blackberries, pink moscato and more.  Perfect for a summer evening!  #MoscatoDay #ad

Start by making the blackberry syrup. Take 1 Cup of the blackberries with the sugar and water. Bring to a boil on the stove, lower to a simmer and simmer for 10 minutes. Take off the heat and strain through a mesh colander. Gently crushing the berries with a spatula but do not smash them. Sit aside and let cool.

Blackberry Apricot Sangria, Made with sliced apricots, blackberries, pink moscato and more.  Perfect for a summer evening!  #MoscatoDay #ad

Slice the apricots and add to a pitcher. Add the remaining ingredients along with the syrup. Gently stir, let chill in refrigerator at least for 2 hours.

Blackberry Apricot Sangria, Made with sliced apricots, blackberries, pink moscato and more.  Perfect for a summer evening!  #MoscatoDay #ad

Serve over ice and enjoy!

Yummy! I made this in the morning then had it after dinner, it was so good! It really hit the spot and the fruits really permeate the mixture. This is definitely my new go to sangria recipe!

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21 Wonderful Comments

  1. avatar
    May 8, 2014

    Looks refreshing…going to have to make this as soon as my blackberries ripen. Yum!

  2. avatar
    May 9, 2014

    This sangria looks fantastic Dana!! I’ll be over soon with a giant wine glass. 😉 Have pinned!

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    Carie Spence says:
    May 9, 2014

    I am a Mascato fanatic. Going to be trying this asap! Glad you shared it on the let’s Get Real Blog Hop!

  4. avatar
    Julie says:
    May 9, 2014

    Stopping by from Foodie Friday. This drink looks so refreshing. Perfect for a hot summer day (I hope we will get hot summer days after the long winter we had). The combo of apricots and blackberries is great. Bet this tastes wonderfu.

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    danielle says:
    May 9, 2014

    Sounds awesome – I bet that cognac pairs well with the Moscato. thanks so much for linking up to the Friday Frenzy!

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    Michelle says:
    May 9, 2014

    Saw this at Foodie Friday/Simple Living and Eating. It caught my eye b/c I’m big on blackberries. And wine. Just kidding. It’s the blackberries. I’ve pinned this to my summer pin board–looks perfect for sipping on a hot evening!

  7. avatar
    May 10, 2014

    Wonderful sangria idea! I love this recipe…thanks for sharing a new approach to one of my favorites!

  8. avatar
    Sami says:
    May 11, 2014

    This looks so good! I cant wait to give it a try.
    Thanks for a yummy recipe.

  9. avatar
    Heather says:
    May 11, 2014

    This looks so wonderful and delicious! I love the recipe you shared, I will be trying this and pinning for later. Can’t wait to try some yummy Sangria! Stopping in from Link it or Lump It party, I hope you have wonderful weekend 🙂

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    Zainab says:
    May 11, 2014

    This sangria looks so delicious and fun!!! Visiting from Marvelous Monday!

  11. avatar
    Holly says:
    May 15, 2014

    Mmm, sangria! This recipe looks great.

  12. avatar
    Jill Seibert says:
    May 16, 2014

    Thanks for sharing. This sounds delicious and I think it will be just the thing to have at my birthday party in a couple of weeks. 🙂 Visiting you from the SITSgirls link party

  13. I featured your sangria at this week’s Submarine Sunday! I wish I could have a sangria right now! I’ll have to wait about 6 more months…

  14. avatar
    Ali says:
    May 19, 2014

    Woot! You have been featured this week at Recipe Sharing Monday! The new link party is up and I’d love to see you back. Have a great week. 🙂

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    Lizzie Flowers says:
    May 20, 2014

    This sounds absolutely yummy and I think it probably would be great if you switch up the fruits too depending on what your local market has for sale – maybe peach and blackberry? In any event, I am all over it!!!!

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