The flavors of fresh basil, ripe blackberries, and refreshing lemon blend together beautifully in this Blackberry Basil Sangria. It’s the perfect spring / summer cocktail recipe!

This Blackberry Basil Sangria recipe makes a delicious summer cocktail #recipe! #blackberry #sangria

I don’t know about you, but after this week, I’m in the mood for a drink. In fact, I deserve ALL of the drinks. As I’ve told you, I am house hunting (and house selling), and this past week has been a stressful one. *checks blood pressure*. That’s why today I’m mixing up this delicious and gorgeous Blackberry Basil Sangria. Won’t you join me?

The flavors of fresh basil, ripe blackberries, and refreshing lemon blend together beautifully in this Blackberry Basil #Sangria #recipe.

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How Do you Make Sangria:

A perfect summer cocktail, this Blackberry Basil #Sangria #recipe is simple to make and packed with refreshing flavor.

It’s no secret that sangria is one of my go-to spring and summer cocktails. I’ve created a variety of sangria recipes here on Inspired by Charm (You can find all of them here.). However, this new one has quickly moved to the top with my favorites.

The flavors of fresh basil, ripe blackberries, and refreshing lemon blend together beautifully in this Blackberry Basil #Sangria #recipe.

What I love most about this particular recipe is the basil. You wouldn’t think that basil would go well in sangria, but it’s truly magical. Maybe I shouldn’t be surprised though since I’ve previously made and enjoyed a number of drinks with basil (and other herbs).

As noted in the recipe, the club soda is optional. I’m one of those people who like a little fizz in sangria, especially on a warm and sunny day. Just be sure not to add the club soda too early. Immediately before serving is best.

A perfect summer cocktail, this Blackberry Basil #Sangria #recipe is simple to make and packed with refreshing flavor.

The flavors of fresh basil, ripe blackberries, and refreshing lemon blend together beautifully in this Blackberry Basil #Sangria #recipe.

If you weren’t quite ready for spring and summer, one sip of this will get you there!

Let’s mix up a batch, shall we?

Blackberry Basil Sangria:

The flavors of fresh basil, ripe blackberries, and refreshing lemon blend together beautifully in this Blackberry Basil Sangria.

Blackberry Basil Sangria

Serves 4-6

1 bottle (750 ml) pinot grigio (or dry white wine)
1/2 cup white rum
1 cup fresh blackberries
1 cup fresh basil leaves (plus more to garnish)
1 lemon, thinly sliced
1 cup club soda (optional*)

In a large pitcher, pour in the pinot grigio and rum. Add the blackberries, basil, and lemon slices and stir gently to combine. Refrigerate for at least 8 hours or overnight. Before serving, stir in the club soda. Serve in a glass over ice. Cheers!

*Although I love the subtle fizz, this sangria is just as good without the club soda. Also, after sitting in the refrigerator, your basil may not look fresh and green. Before serving, feel free to remove it and toss in a few new leaves for color.

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No matter how your week has gone or what you have planned for your weekend, I definitely recommend putting this recipe for Blackberry Basil Sangria in your back pocket so you’re ready next time you need a sip of sunshine!

The flavors of fresh basil, ripe blackberries, and refreshing lemon blend together beautifully in this Blackberry Basil #Sangria #recipe.

Cheers, my friends!

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  • Madeline at

    Ooooh I love the addition of basil! Basil in cocktails can be so tasty and I never thought to put it in sangria. Love it!

  • Twicethecharm at

    This looks refreshing a great drink for outdoor entertaining!

  • Sabrina B. at

    another very creative cocktail, love blackberries too, there’s probably even some antioxidant benefits too, so thank you for this sangria recipe, and also good luck with your hunt, hopefully it’s not just stressful but fun too!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you so much Sabrina!

      xo Michael

  • Pat at

    Yum, that basil blackberry sangria sounds refreshingly delicious!
    And I am loving some of H&M home collection right now too.
    Pat

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