The Raspberry Lemonade Sangria gives fans a delicious lemonade-based party treat with plenty of zest. It is a simple recipe that mixes up in just a few minutes. However, just like any Sangria, it will be best if you allow it to marinate overnight.
Feel free to use a mix of white wines or stick with a single bottle. Either way, the bright citrus flavors of lemon and the sweet berry carries a refreshing blast to the palate. It's a fabulous summertime Sangria that everyone will enjoy.
- 1 750 ml bottle white wine
- 12 ounces (1 1/2 cups) lemon-lime soda
- 12 ounces lemonade
- 2 lemons, sliced
- 2 cups fresh raspberries (frozen can be used)
- 1/3 cup sugar
- Lemon slices for garnish
- Mix the wine, berries, lemons, lemonade, and sugar in a pitcher.
- Cover and place in the refrigerator overnight.
- Add the lemon-lime soda just prior to serving.
- Add ice in either the pitcher or individual glasses.
- Garnish with a slice of lemon.
Beyond the wine and raspberries, lemonade is the featured ingredient for this Sangria recipe. This means that you should pay special attention to it and the best way to do so is to make fresh-squeezed lemonade.
The myth is that homemade lemonade is difficult to make, however, that is completely false. The basic lemonade recipe requires just three ingredients - water, fresh lemon juice, and simple syrup - and the ratio is a simple 2:1:1. It mixes up in a matter of minutes and your Sangria will have a cleaner, fresher taste if you take the time to make it.
To get the 12 ounces of lemonade this recipe requires, mix 6-ounces distilled water with 3-ounces each lemon juice and simple syrup. Adjust it to your taste with more juice or sweetener.
The lemonade should require the juice of about 3 large lemons with a little bit to spare. You're already buying lemons for the Sangria, so why not start with fresh lemonade as well?
Also, you can substitute the sugar in the Sangria with simple syrup. It not only mixes easier because there's not need to dissolve it, but simple syrup is easy (and cheap) to make at home. All you need is sugar and water.
More Raspberry Sangria Recipes
Raspberries are one of the most popular fruits that are added to Sangria. If you're in the mood to take full advantage of berry season, here are a few more recipes to try.
- Raspberry Limoncello Sangria - A delightful twist, this recipe once again pairs raspberries with lemonade, tough it adds a sweet limoncello liqueur for extra zest.
- Low Sugar Raspberry Sangria - If you're trying to cut sugars from your diet, look to this recipe which features the same great flavors. It simply uses agave nectar as the sweetener.
- Raspberry Tequila Sangria - A very interesting rendition of the relatively mild Sangria, this recipe adds a little tequila and triple sec to the mix. It's a drink in which 'Sangria meets Margarita' and it is fabulous.
- Rosé and Berry Sangria - The popular pink wine with fruity notes is a perfect foundation for this berrylicious recipe which includes fresh strawberries alongside raspberries.