Summer Triple Berry Sangria with a hint of Ginger. A Red Lobster Copycat Recipe

by Sala @ Veggie Belly on July 1, 2010

Lets kick off the summer with a sweet, refreshing, berry sangria, shall we? This is a red lobster copy cat recipe — there isnt much vegetarian food at Red Lobster restaurants (not that im expecting any!), but I can eat their buttery biscuits and drink their triple berry sangria all day long.

The berries soak up the vodka and wine, and get all boozy and yummy. But dont let the berries sit in the wine too long, they can discolor. You must serve the sangria as soon as youve made it.

 

La Grange Winery, VA

Virginia’s wine country is nearby; so our summers are filled with wine tasting, winery hopping, and picnics at the vineyards. We bring home lots of wine when we go on there day trips. But I dont use the good wine for sangria. Whatever wine is on sale at the grocery will do.

We collect wines from around the world, but our local favorite is Narmada Winery, VA  which has an Indian touch

 If you prefer, you can use white wine in this sangria recipe. Also, change up the ingredients as you like – orange juice instead of blueberry juice, triple sec or brandy instead of vodka, club soda instead of ginger ale..the possibilities are endless.

Summer Triple Berry Sangria with a hint of Ginger Recipe

makes 1 large pitcher

1 cup strawberries hulled
1 cup blueberries
1 cup raspberries
1 teaspoon sized knob of fresh ginger, peeled and lightly crushed
1 1/2 cups berry flavored vodka (I used Absolut raspberry)
1 1/2 cups berry flavored juice (I used Ocean spray blueberry juice)
1/2 cup sugar or to taste
one 750 ml bottle of red wine (I used Barefoot Merlot)
1-2 cups gingerale
ice cubes
mint sprigs for garnish

In a large pitcher, place the strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, ginger, vodka, fruit juice, and sugar. Mix well. Cover the pitcher and let the berries macerate in the fridge for about 30 minutes. Fish out and discard the ginger piece. Just before serving, stir in the wine, gingerale and ice cubes.

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1 Claire July 1, 2010 at 8:57 pm

I love wine and I love sangria! I’m curious – how does wine have an Indian touch? Is it in the flavor or the atmosphere of the winery? It sounds like something I’d like.

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Sala @ Veggie Belly Reply:

Its the atmosphere of the place. The winery owners, the Patils, are from India. There is a subtle, beautiful, Indian touch to the place. And they have Indian food on their menu :)

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2 Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets July 1, 2010 at 8:57 pm

What gorgeous berries and the sangria looks divine. Too bad I can’t drink at work 8).

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3 Memoria July 2, 2010 at 4:11 am

Your sangría (accent on “i”) is BEAUTIFUL! I would love a virgin version of this drink! YUM! Your photos are so lovely.

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4 Rosa July 2, 2010 at 4:11 am

Oh, fantastic! That version is delightful!

Cheers,

Rosa

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5 Cynthia July 2, 2010 at 5:24 am

Bring the entire jug, let’s go hang out at the beach under shaded trees – sip, sleep and swim (if we can) :)

This sangria with the hint of ginger sounds fantastic and the richness of the colour just beckons.

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6 Prerna July 2, 2010 at 6:23 am

Gosh Sangria and Margarita are the two drinks I can die for! Love all the pictures, they’re just so so gorgeous.
Indian wine?? Would love to try that once, I’m sure it must be lovely.
Keep up the good work!

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7 Brian @ A Thought For Food July 2, 2010 at 9:55 pm

As always, your photos are stunning. And this sangria recipe sounds perfect! Anything with ginger makes me a happy man!

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8 Priti July 3, 2010 at 6:39 am

Looks fab…wonderful shots…

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9 shweta July 4, 2010 at 3:30 pm

beautiful clicks!

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10 Srivalli July 5, 2010 at 12:28 pm

Wow beautiful pictures Sala..

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11 Trudy ~ veggie num num July 5, 2010 at 3:03 pm

Beautiful sangria recipe and gorgeous pictures… those vibrant berries have really cheered my day… it is -2°C outside here in New Zealand but this post has made it feel a little like summer :)

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12 shamanags July 7, 2010 at 6:04 am

nice blog dear…..cute pictures…tempting refreshing drink

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13 shamanags July 7, 2010 at 6:11 am

nice blog dear….cute and nice clicks..refreshing drink

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14 Dithi July 9, 2010 at 4:13 pm

I am a true Sangria fan and this looks so tempting, definitely on my list this weekend.
I found your blog today through Flickr (?I guess?)… love the presentation and can’t wait to explore the recipes.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a great WE!

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15 Shabs July 29, 2010 at 7:37 pm

Hi,
I was just told by my friend about ur blog and th epics and i absolutely loved it. The pictures are too good and vibrant and loved the stay here.will be coming back.
Regards,
Shabs

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16 Jen Ricker February 9, 2012 at 3:58 pm

Found your sangria recipe through Pinterest :) Looks refreshing, love the colors, and the captures! Thanks for brightening my day! This makes me look forward to the summer even when its 7 degrees F outside with a windchill.

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17 tracy April 30, 2013 at 9:51 am

Do u have to use the ginger?

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Sala @ Veggie Belly Reply:

No

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18 west furniture reival July 14, 2013 at 3:58 pm

looks delicious, I would love to feature it, if that would be ok please let me know,
lauren

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