Sangria, the sweet and savory Spanish punch made with wine and sweetened seasonal fruits, is always the hit of the party. And it couldn’t be simpler to make. Here’s how to infuse this favorite party pleaser with an assortment of super berries, for a fun and healthy new flavor combination.
1 bottle red wine
1 cup blackberries
1 cup raspberries
1/4 cup dried goji berries
1 cup pomegranate juice
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 lemon, cut into wheels
1 lime, cut into wheels
1 orange, cut into wheels
Sparkling water, organic lemon soda, kombucha, or sparkling wine, for serving
Combine all the ingredients, except for the sparkling water, in a large pitcher and refrigerate overnight. Add the sparkling water before serving. Make sure to distribute the fruit evenly in the cups for extra delicious servings of superfruits.
This sangria is rich in the polyphenol resveratrol, the heart-healthy and antiaging antioxidant. A few simple twists are all you need to bring your sangria to fresh new heights. The type of wine you choose will determine the flavor you’ll create, so here are a few guidelines:
Pinot noir, with notes of cherry, pairs beautifully with bright herbs, such as basil, and lighter red fruits, such as cherries, raspberries, and cranberries.
Cabernet, bold and muscular, works well with peppercorns, blackberries, and cinnamon.
Shiraz, smoky and peppery, wonderfully suits blueberries, vanilla, star anise, and cloves.
Sauvignon blanc, light and grassy, doesn’t overpower kiwis, limes, and honeydew.
Riesling, sweet and crisp, is a good match for ginger, peach, and mangoes.
Prosecco, crisp and sparkling, complements citrus, tangerine, blood orange, and strawberries.