Carrabba’s blackberry sangria is well-known for its refreshing, sweet, and delightful taste. The restaurant itself is known to be an American restaurant that specialized in Italian-American cuisines. Despite this, their sangria recipe is worth trying. The mix of red wine and fruit slices, why not? This mix, widely known as sangria in Spanish, is one of a punch variation. It’s a refreshing beverage for you as it is normally served chilled. It’s no more a secret that this fruity beverage is very ‘powerful’ to lift the mood after a tough day. Moreover, you don’t need many ingredients to make your homemade sangria. So, are you ready to make yourself a glass of happiness?
As mentioned above, you’ll need to prepare just a few ingredients to make your glass of sangria. In this Carrabba’s blackberry sangria recipe, the ingredients portion is prepared for six servings.
- 1½ liters of red Italian wine, or 1½ liters of bisanzio wine
- 14 ounces of blackberry syrup
- 6 ounces of tuaca Italian liqueur
- 14 ounces of cranberry juice
- Lemon slice or orange slice for garnish
- Ice cubes as chiller
To be simply put, the making instruction of Carrabba’s Blackberry Sangria can be made brief as follows.
- Mix all liquids altogether in a big jar, then add blackberries.
- You can refrigerate the mixed wine, syrup, juice, and fruits for a few hours. The more hours you save the drink, the better.
- When you are going to enjoy the beverage, it will be better to add several cubes of ice.
- Don’t forget to add the lemon or orange segments as garnish. That way, you can create the perfect summer drink.
Well, although sangria supposed to be a Spanish drink, in this Carrabba’s sangria recipe, they put both Italian wine and Italian tuaca liqueur as its key ingredients. Compared to traditional sangria, the fruits used in this recipe are mainly blackberries; while in a traditional sangria, you will have to add apple, orange, and orange juice (not a cranberry juice). Moreover, in traditional sangria, you can also adjust the taste by adding some cups of brandy and 3-4 tablespoons of brown sugar.
The next difference between Carrabba’s sangria recipe and that traditional sangria recipe is the use of red wine. They use red Italian wine or bisanzio wine. Bisanzio wine has some scents of sour cherry and violet, added by cinnamon and licorice in a perceptible amount. Traditional sangria recipes use Spanish wine. But, whatever your choice is, it is not a problem as long as your Carrabba’s blackberry sangria can be served to cool down your hot summer day.