Summer Shade Sangria

Refreshing, juicy, and full-bodied, Ivy Mix’s sangria will cool you down like shade in summertime. Flavored with berries and Cynar, it's a far cry from your average cantina's. (Note: Plan ahead, as berries need to infuse alcohol for at least 3 hours before serving.)
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 3 hr 15 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

1/2 cup blueberries, plus additional for garnish

1/2 cup raspberries, plus additional for garnish

3 ounces Cynar, an Italian apéritif

1/2 ounce simple syrup, heat equal parts sugar and water until sugar dissolves; cool before using

1 ounce bourbon

1 bottle light-bodied red wine, such as Garnacha, Nebbiolo, Pinot Noir

1 ounce lemon juice

2 ounces orange juice

Ice cubes

Directions

  1. Into a mixing glass, add blueberries and raspberries. Muddle until berries become a chunky mash. Add Cynar and stir to combine; then add bourbon and simple syrup, and stir. Chill mixture in refrigerator for 3 hours and up to overnight to allow berries to infuse the alcohol.
  2. Pour berry mixture and wine into a serving pitcher. Add lemon juice, orange juice, and ice to fill the pitcher; stir well to combine. Top with one handful each of blueberries and raspberries. Strain into glasses; add ice cubes and more berries to garnish before serving.