Do you know what today is? Yes, it’s Monday and Presidents’ Day. It is also National Drink Wine Day! This is definitely my kind of day – I didn’t have to go to work AND I’m supposed to sit around drinking wine? Awesome!
I figured to honor this special day, I would share my experience with making a copycat version of Carrabba’s Blackberry Sangria. If you go to Carrabba’s and have not tried this yet it’s an absolute must; and if you don’t go to Carrabba’s you should. This is by far the best sangria I have ever had. So of course, I looked for the recipe online and I found it on food.com:
14 ounces cranberry juice
14 ounces Monin Blackberry Syrup
6 ounces Tuaca liqueur
Mix all liquid ingredients together and add blackberries. Refrigerate and let sit for a few hours. Serve over ice. When ready to serve, add a slice of lemon and orange.
As much as I enjoy wine, I certainly would not consider myself a connoisseur. I like whites and fruity reds (especially wines from local NJ wineries) but I had no idea what would be considered a sweet red Italian wine. Luckily there are many helpful employees at my local liquor store and I was led right to what I needed (under $10 a bottle too!).
Is it the sign of a problem when you are making sangria in a stockpot?
Will you be celebrating this dual holiday with a glass of wine? What’s your favorite?
9 thoughts on “Sangria in a Stockpot”
I MISSED NATIONAL DRINK WINE DAY?! Now I’m so sad I’ll have to go drink wine like a lame person tonight 😉
This sangria is awesome! Just like carrabbas!
Thanks Kelly! I was so excited when I found the recipe!
This is amazing! After making this several times, I’ve come to the conclusion this Sangria is BETTER than Carrabba’s!
It just gets better the longer it sits too (not that it lasts longer than a few days in my house when I make a batch)! Thanks for stopping by!
Best sangria ever! Everyone loves it, even non wine drinkers! It’s always a hit at parties.
Definitely still my favorite! Thanks for commenting Sarah!