Strawberry, Raspberry and Lime Sangria
This blueberry, strawberry, raspberry and lime sangria recipe uses fresh berries with rose wine and limes to add a summer twist to traditional Sangria. It’s the perfect addition to a summer party.
I love serving Sangria for parties.
It’s light and refreshing and you can make it ahead of time, which is always a bonus when you’re getting ready for a party!
Plus, you make up a whole batch at a time so you don’t have to be running around fixing people’s drinks all night. Which means more time for you to enjoy the party, too!
This berries and lime Sangria is my new summer favorite.
It is a little different than a traditional Sangria because it uses rose wine (instead of red). Which is perfect for summer because it’s not as heavy, and tastes very refreshing.
The addition of all the berries (strawberries, raspberries and blueberries) also makes the drink feel very summery.
And means you can take advantage of fresh summer produce.
Then the limes cut out some of the sweetness, making the perfect summer blend!
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- wine: 2 750 mL bottles of rose wine or white merlot
- fresh fruit: 3 limes, 1 container fresh strawberries, 1 container fresh blueberries, 1 container fresh raspberries. I don’t recommend using frozen fruit for soaking in the wine since they will fall apart and you’ll end up with a lot of seeds floating around
- soda: 3 cups club soda, 3 cups lemon lime soda (such as Sprite)
- frozen fruit: (optional) Using frozen berries instead of ice adds some extra fruity flavor to the drink and keeps it cold at the same time.
- The amounts and types of berries can all be changed. You could use just one or two of the berries listed. Or add other varieties such as black berries. I try to use whatever berries are in season at the time that I’m making it. They usually have the best flavor.
- For a sweeter drink, omit the club soda and use 6 cups of lemon lime soda.
- If your wine is sweet, then you may want to use 6 cups of club soda and eliminate the lemon lime soda.
How to make berries and lime sangria
This recipe makes about 20 5-ounce glasses of sangria.
Wash all of the fruit, including the limes. Since they go into drink with their skins on, you want to make sure to remove any chemicals.
Remove the hulls from the strawberries.
Slice the limes.
Put the soda in the refrigerator so that it will be cold when it is time to serve.
Get your pitcher, drink dispenser or large bowl out. This will be used for soaking the fruit in the wine.
If you have a large one, it’s easiest to make the sangria in the same thing that you will serve it in.
Otherwise, put the fruit and wine in any large pitcher to soak. Then your can pour it into your serving vessel later.
Soak the fruit
Add the berries and limes to a large pitcher, drink dispenser or punch bowl.
Pour in the wine.
Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, and up to 24 hours.
If you are going to be soaking the fruit for more than 3 or 4 hours, I recommend leaving the limes out until a couple of hours before serving time.
If they are soaked too long, the rind can add a really bitter flavor to the drink that doesn’t taste great.
Alternatively, you can peel the limes. (But I think they look prettier with the skin on).
Add the soda
Just before serving, combine the soda with the wine and fruit mixture.
I like to use half wine and half soda. But you can adjust the amount of soda you add to suit your taste.
I don’t add ice to the drink dispenser or pitcher because the sangria gets watered down pretty quickly.
Instead, add the ice to each glass as it is served.
Or use frozen berries instead of ice. They add some extra flavor and look pretty in the glass.
How to serve sangria
Traditionally, sangria is served in a pitcher.
However, for parties, I love to serve it in a drink dispenser.
Beverage dispensers make it really easy for everyone to help themselves, and cut down on the amount of spills.
Plus, it looks really pretty.
Other sangria recipes you might like
- Strawberry kiwi sangria
- Triple berry rose sangria
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- Easy red wine and sprite sangria
- Watermelon sangria
Or browse all of our sangria recipes.
Strawberry, Raspberry and Lime Sangria
- drink dispenser, pitcher or punch bowl
- 3 limes , washed and sliced
- 1 12- to 16-ounce container fresh strawberries , washed and hulled
- 1 6-ounce container fresh raspberries , washed
- 1 6-ounce container fresh blueberries , washed
- 2 750 mL bottles white merlot or other rose wine
- 1 3 cups club soda
- 1 3 cups lemon lime soda such as Sprite
- 1 bag frozen berries (optional)
- Add the berries and limes to a drink dispenser, pitcher or punch bowl
- Pour the wine over the top of the berries.
- Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or up to 24 hours.
- When you are ready to serve, add the club soda and lemon lime soda to the wine and fruit mixture.
- Serve in glasses with ice or frozen berries.
- The amounts and types of berries listed here are just guidelines. Feel free to add more or less of any of them depending on what you like.
- Similarly, you can change the amounts of club soda or lemon lime soda if you like your drinks less or more sweet.
- If you are soaking the fruit for more than 3 or 4 hours, leave out the limes until a couple of hours before serving. Otherwise, the rind can add a bitter taste that doesn’t taste great. Alternatively, you can peel the limes.
- Add the ice or frozen berries to each glass as you are serving rather than putting them in the pitcher. Otherwise, the drink gets watered down pretty quickly.
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This post was originally published on August 25, 2016 but was updated with new content on June 29, 2022.