I’m going to be a bad influence and highly encourage you to do some day-drinking this weekend! Jeff and I have made several batches of this Triple Berry & Ancho Chile Sangria throughout the month of May. Let’s just say it has quickly become a favorite happy hour beverage around our house!
This sangria recipe is super simple to throw together! It literally takes five minutes. That my friend is a win for all of us. I have a feeling this beverage will become a fast favorite for you as well. It’s the perfect pitcher cocktail that you can mix up in the morning and put in the fridge to chill for several hours. The flavors will be perfectly blended by happy hour. Spend your hours outside doing something fun this weekend, not standing in the kitchen!
If you are saying to yourself “Ancho Chile? In Sangria? With Fruit?” Have no fear, I wouldn’t steer you wrong! Think of how yummy mango salsa is with its sweet and spicy notes. I kept walking past a bottle of Ancho Chile Liqueur in my local liquor store and was intrigued by it. A few weeks ago I bought a bottle and I’m so glad I did! We have been using it like crazy! It isn’t spicy hot, it adds a lovely warmth and body to all the cocktails we’ve been making with it. This is the brand of Ancho Chile Liqueur I used. If you know of another brand let me know in the comments, I’m curious to try new things!
Don’t skip adding the cinnamon stick to this Sangria. It adds a subtle spice that pairs beautifully with the sweet berries and the warmth of the Ancho Chile Liqueur.
Does this Sangria have any side effects?
A word of warning: If you enjoy eating the marinated fruit out of a pitcher of sangria the strawberries soak up the alcohol. Jeff kept eating them and exclaimed, “I love the fooht!” I’ll decipher that: I love the fruit! Yeah, we kind of had to remove the pitcher from the table at that point. Consider yourself warned! The “fooht” will get you! If you would like something to serve with this sangria, so you aren’t just eating “fooht,” I strongly recommended mixing up a batch of our Homemade Onion Dip. If you make both recipes, you’ve spent a total of ten minutes in the kitchen! Don’t you love that?
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This lively Triple Berry & Ancho Chile Sangria is like no other! It’s fruity with a bit of warmth from the Ancho Chile Liqueur and just a hint of spice from a cinnamon stick. Plus, we added three types of berries. Our idea of the perfect way to fulfill a daily fruit serving!
750 ml bottle dry red wine (I used Grenache)
1/3 cup Ancho Chile Liqueur
Four slices of orange quartered ( I used a Cara Cara orange)
1 cup sliced strawberries
1/2 cup blackberries
1/4 cup blueberries
One cinnamon stick (about 3″)
Club soda, for topping glasses
Place quartered orange slices, strawberries, blueberries and blackberries in a large glass pitcher. Place the cinnamon stick on top. Pour Ancho Chile Liqueur and red wine on top of the fruit. Using a bar spoon, or a long-handled stirring utensil combine the ingredients. Chill in the refrigerator for 6-8 hours. When ready to serve, give the sangria a quick stir and divide among four glasses and top each with a splash of club soda, if desired. Toast with your friends and enjoy!
You can use any dry red wine that you like. We chose Grenache because it tends to be a bit fruitier. It has the perfect flavor profile for this sangria! No need to splurge on an expensive bottle of wine. Around the $10 price range will get you an excellent wine for this recipe!
If storing the sangria for longer than 8 hours, you may want to use a pair of tongs and remove the cinnamon stick. I find the cinnamon flavor to be a bit overwhelming if left in the pitcher too long. If you don’t mind a more pronounced cinnamon flavor then no worries, leave it in!
You can find the Ancho Chile Liqueur at well-stocked liquor agencies.
- Category: Cocktail
- Method: Stirred
- Cuisine: Spanish
- Serving Size: 1 glass
Please note: I was not compensated for promoting the Ancho Chile Liqueur I used in this recipe. It was paid for with my own money. When I find something I love I want to share it!