Refreshing with the taste of Summer, introducing Mango Sangria with Frozen Blueberries; a white wine sangria! Use frozen blueberries to add interest and color. They’re delicious to snack on too! Make at least one day ahead for the best flavor.
Summertime = Sangria Time
After last week’s Bourbon Vanilla Bean Ice Cream, I thought I’d share another boozy treat this week. After all, cold things go hand in hand with Summer. One must stay refreshed, right?
Besides, it’s summertime and a refreshing mango sangria goes a long way. It can be made ahead, hang out in the fridge and be on the ready when you are.
Mix this mango sangria in a 2 Qt Mason jar for the ultimate convenience. Grab that jar and take it on a picnic or shove it in a cooler you’re taking to a friend’s BBQ. It’s portable!
Sangria with Bubbles!
Sangria is somewhat new to me. I’d never DIYed sangria until last summer when I was inspired by this article from Epicurious. I was so surprised with how simple it is and the suggestion to add bubbles. I’d never had sangria with bubbles. I mean, why not? Adding club soda amps up the refreshment factor and makes it more fun!
What’s more, unlike a cocktail, sangria can hang out in the fridge for a day or two and be ready when you are. Make a big batch or small, whatever suits your plans.
Selecting Wine for Mango Sangria
VARIETY: For white wine sangria, I use a dry wine like Chardonnay simply because the sweetness of sangria is pulled from the fruit. However, a sweeter wine like a dry Riesling will work as well.
PRICE: The wine doesn’t have to be spendy because much of the flavor will come from the fruit and simple, depending on how much you add. But I don’t skimp on the orange liquor because I like smooth, bold citrus notes.
A Few Recipe Notes
- Let it Set: Mango sangria is a snap to pull together. Just make sure you allow the sangria to set overnight. That way the mango has time to release its sweet juices into the booze.
- The Blueberries: Unless smashed, the blueberries won’t add any flavor, but I add them for color and enjoyment while sipping on this ultimate summertime sangria. They are completely optional!
- Make Ahead Ready: The beauty of sangria is that it can be made up to two days ahead and hang out in the fridge until you’re ready to share it. Its flavor improves with a bit of time.
More Fresh Fruit Sippers to Enjoy
Mango Sangria with Frozen Blueberries
- Blueberries a few handfuls
- 2 1/2 C White Wine such as Chardonnay I like Bonterra 558g
- 1/2 C Cointreau 105g
- 1 C Mango small dice, 150g
- 4 Pieces of Lime sliced thin
- Fist-ful of Mint
- Simple Syrup see note
- Club Soda
- Place the blueberries on a small pan (I use a cake pan) and place it in the freezer at least an hour before serving the sangria.
- In a large Ball jar (2 Quart Size or 946 mL) add the wine, cointreau, mango and lime. Stir. Add a few springs of mint. Place jar in fridge to chill, for at least eight hours. Replace mint sprig with fresh before serving.
- To serve, give the jar a good shake or stir. Place ice in a low ball or small ball jar. Fill 1/2 -2/3 full of sangria and a few chunks of mango. Add simple to taste - I usually add about 1/2 ounce (14g) as this will depend on taste and sweetness of fruit. Top off with club soda. Stir. Add 4-5 frozen blueberries and a sprig of fresh mint.
Nutrition is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate. If this information is important to you, please have it verified independently.
Many thanks to Melissa’s Produce for sharing these plump fresh mangos with me.
Sarah @ Snixy Kitchen
I’ve never had mango in a sangria before, but it DOES scream summer. It sounds soo good – it’s such a powerfully sweet note that I bet it almost tastes like a cocktail!
Oh lawdy, Sarah, I hadn’t either, but somehow it happened… you know how that just comes to you, a foodie idea and you just go with it!? A cocktail.. yes!
I have a special place in my heart for sangrias, and gosh, the mango is enough to convince me to stop everything and make this — but that shot with the fizz just seals the deal! Love everything about summer, sangrias, and this beautiful post!
Thank you so much Liren! Since I’m new to sangria, I need to check out your blog and get mixin! I’m realizing next to a mojito, it’s a favorite Summertime sipper! :D
Claudia | The Brick Kitchen
Oh these are so pretty and I am in love with your photos Traci! makes me wish it was summer here so I could make this for a barbecue or something. Will definitely be saving the recipe! Mango is one of my all-time favourite fruits so I can imagine this would be right up my alley. Hope your week is going well! x
Thaaank you Claudia! Yeah, you need something warm and toasty right now…. I hear you about mangos. They are just incredible! I love them too! xo
This sounds so refreshing Traci. The long weekend is gone but theres always the coming weekend to make these. Pinning the recipe.
No doubt, fabulous for any Summer weekend! Thank you for your pin Shumaila! :D
Rachel @ Bakerita
Homemade sangria is the best thing ever during the summer, and the mango and blueberries sounds like such a delicious twist on the classic fruits. I’ve got to whip up a batch of this before the summer is up – so stunning!
I’m new to discover this, Rachel, but oh my! You’re so right! Hurry up and make some… we’ll blink and Fall will be upon us!
Traci, I hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend!!! I LOVE the photo with the fizz shooting out of the glass. The flavor combination sounds divine. XO!
We did, Lisa, thank you! The fizz is sooo fun, right!? xo
Tessa | Salted Plains
As much as I love it, I’ve never made my own sangria either!
I really like the idea of adding club soda for some bubbles. So fun! These shots are just beautiful, Traci. Hope y’all had a great 4th! <3
Oh my! You must do it Tessa!! And those bubbles :D ! xo
After so many years of living in the Caribbean, I can easily say that I have had my share of sangrias. And like you, I have never made my own. It was just always available. This mango flavored sangria looks and sounds amazing.
And love how simple it is to make it. <3
It’s time Aysegul!! You’ll love this!
Wow, this is the prettiest sangria I’ve ever seen! I’m not usually a big sangria person because it’s so sweet, but this looks so fresh and light that I may just have to give sangria another try :)
Thank you Liz! The sweet is really up to you on this, by adjusting the simple to your taste (or not adding it all!). It’ll make you feel all fancy! xo Do it Liz!
Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health
That shot with the bubbles is AMAZING. I think you need to start a food photography course, Traci. I’d be your first customer! :)
I’m in love with the flavor combinations you used in this sangria and can see myself enjoy many glasses on the back porch. It is summer perfection in a glass!
Thaank you Sarah and for your suggestion – so sweet! :D Many glasses? Why yesss! I hope you love it! xo
Geraldine | Green Valley Kitchen
This looks sooo good, Traci. I’m a big fan of wine spritzers in the summer but this takes it to another level. Love the idea of frozen blueberries and I’m a big mango fan. Totally going on my to do list! Hope you have a wonderful 4th!
You’d love this Geraldine! The fizzy takes this sangria over the top! xo
Liz @ Floating Kitchen
This is perfection! I’m a big fan of sangria, mostly because it makes Summer entertaining so easy. Because who has time to mix up individual cocktails for each and every party guest? Just one big pitcher of sangria and everyone is happy! Have a wonderful Holiday weekend, Traci! XOXO!
:D Thank you Liz! It does make entertaining SO easy. I’ll be whippin up another batch tomorrow. You too, Liz! xo xo
Sarah | Well and Full
This is such a beautiful sangria, Traci!! I love the fresh fruit in the glasses, they’re so pretty! And that shot of the fizz coming out of the glass? So stunning! :D
Thank you Sarah! That fizz… oh my! It makes me thirsty! :D
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
Sangria is the BEST for entertaining! I mean it doesn’t get much better than something that can be prepared ahead of time AND is gorgeous! LOOOOVE this mango sangria, Traci! The colors are gorgeous and the addition of frozen blueberries is stellar! This is definitely a perfect sip for summer! Pinned! Cheers, lovely – to a wonderful, long weekend! xo
P,S, That last shot where you can see the fizz in the air from the club soda has me googly eyed! Love it!
Isn’t it? Or just keeping it all to yourself! Haha! Thank you for your pin, Chey and your encouragement! I love the fizz too! :D xo
Tracy – magnificent! I had no Cointreau and used Benedictine instead – marvellous!
thanks for this really lovely cocktail!
Hey Margret! I had to look up Benedictine.. wow! It sounds fabulous to me! What a delightful sub for the Cointreau! I’ll be on the lookout! ;)
Thank you for helping me find just the fancy cocktail I was looking for this holiday weekend! …I’m already on my way to the store with my list! I’ve been following your site for some time now ..and have never been disappointed with a recipe..but also, I can’t rave enough over your photography. Just…so…gorgeous. Keep up the great work…and of course, sit back and enjoy some sangria. :)
Hooray! An accomplished day already when a trip to the store is accompanied by a list! Thank you for your kind words and encouragement! It means so much! I’ll do just that.. enjoy some sangria! :D
Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
Oh my goodness Traci, I’m in love with this sangria! The colors, the flavors! Spectacular and just absolutely perfect for the holiday weekend! Such a great idea to make ahead and have the flavors intensify! I cannot wait to try this! Thanks so much for sharing and have a wonderful holiday weekend!
Bourbon or sangria, Mary Ann? Tough call right? I need to make a bourbon sangria! HA! I hope you love it! :D