In the summer, when the days are hot and fresh berries are plentiful, there’s no better beverage than a thirst-quenching glass of Iced Tea Berry Sangria.

3 glasses and a pitcher of iced tea berry sangria surrounded by piles of fresh berries.
Table of Contents
  1. Recipe ingredients
  2. Ingredient notes
  3. Instructions
  4. Recipe tips and variations
  5. Iced Tea Berry Sangria Recipe

Recipe ingredients

Labeled ingredients for iced tea berry sangria.

Ingredient notes

  • Iced tea: Sweet tea tastes the best here. To cut down on sugar, use unsweetened iced tea and add your preferred sweetener (Splenda, stevia, etc.) after mixing everything else together.
  • Moscato: Any sweet red wine will work here (Lambrusco or Malbec are both good choices).
  • Brandy: Or substitute whiskey, dark rum, or bourbon (the flavor will change). To substitute brandy extract, use 5 teaspoons brandy extract and ½ cup water in place of the brandy.

Instructions

  • In a large pitcher, combine tea, wine, juice, and brandy. Chill until serving time. Serve over ice with the berries (add berries to the pitcher of sangria, to individual glasses, or serve it in bowls on the side so guests can help themselves).
3 glasses and a pitcher of iced tea berry sangria surrounded by piles of fresh berries.

Recipe tips and variations

  • Yield: This recipe makes 8 generous servings (about 8 ounces each plus ice and fruit).
  • Storage: Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • Make ahead: Assemble the sangria and chill 1 day ahead for maximum chill.
  • Non-alcoholic: To make a delicious mock sangria, omit the brandy and substitute sparkling grape juice or ginger ale for the Moscato.

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3 glasses and a pitcher of iced tea berry sangria surrounded by piles of fresh berries.

Iced Tea Berry Sangria

In the summer, when the days are hot and fresh berries are plentiful, there’s no better beverage than a thirst-quenching glass of Iced Tea Berry Sangria.
5 from 11 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 12 servings (1 cup each)
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Calories 128

Ingredients 

  • 2 quarts Sweetened iced tea chilled (see note 1)
  • 1 (750 mL) bottle Red Moscato or other sweet red wine, chilled (see note 2)
  • 2 cups berry juice chilled
  • 1/2 cup brandy (see note 3)
  • 2 pounds strawberries (hulled and sliced), blackberries, blueberries, and/or raspberries

Instructions 

  • In a large pitcher, combine tea, wine, juice, and brandy. Chill until serving time.
  • Serve over ice with the berries (add berries to the pitcher of sangria, to individual glasses, or serve it in bowls on the side so guests can help themselves).

Notes

  1. Iced tea: Sweet tea tastes the best here. To cut down on sugar, use unsweetened iced tea and add your preferred sweetener (Splenda, stevia, etc.) after mixing everything else together.
  2. Moscato: Any sweet red wine will work here (Lambrusco or Malbec are both good choices).
  3. Brandy: Or substitute whiskey, dark rum, or bourbon (the flavor will change). To substitute brandy extract, use 5 teaspoons brandy extract and ½ cup water in place of the brandy.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupCalories: 128kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 8mgPotassium: 164mgFiber: 2gSugar: 24gVitamin A: 28IUVitamin C: 48mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 1mg
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    1. Hi Jennifer, I used the sweetened (sorry this wasn’t listed out, I will add it). I tested it with both kinds, but when it comes to sugar, more is more. The sweetened kind tasted best to me. Having said that, using unsweetened was still good, so if sugar is a concern for you, it still tastes good with the unsweetened. Thanks for your question.

    2. Thanks! Being Canadian, I find that making iced tea (sweetened or unsweetened) isn’t super common. I am planning on making this recipe for tomorrow – a 30th and 3rd tea party birthday party for me and my daughter! Bought some Lipton summer fruits tea and will try to make some sweetened ice tea now for the recipe.5 stars

    3. That totally makes sense. Feel free to sweeten the tea to your taste. I feel like many Americans are addicted to sugar, not sure if Canadians are the same. So what tastes good to me might make you shudder. ;) Happy Birthday to you and your daughter! Wish I was turning 30…

    1. Hi Cecilia! You could substitute more berry juice for the wine, or try using grape juice. I haven’t tried either of these so I don’t know exactly how it would taste, but I feel like there is no possible way it could be bad. I guess I would just start mixing iced tea and juice and see what you like! Thanks for the question, I’ll definitely have to experiment and get a NA substitute.

    1. Hi Crystal, I tested this recipe with several varieties that I found at the grocery store. My favorite was the Simply Mixed Berry juice blend, although any “berry juice” would work. I think Tropicana, Welch’s, and others have options. I hope this helps! Thank you!

  1. I love iced tea too, but I never thought to add berries or other fruits to it – what a great idea! And lovely photos too :)5 stars

    1. Thank you, Kathleen! I too never thought to add berries until now, but other people make and sell raspberry iced tea or whatever (hello SNAPPLE!) so why not make this? I hope your packing is going well!!

  2. This is perfect weather for Iced tea and I LOVE the addition of wine and berries! Can’t wait to have this as soon as the weather warms up for a BBQ!! :D 5 stars

    1. Thank you, Dini! It’s already hot here in SoCal, 90’s or 100’s every day! This iced tea sangria is the best way to wind down once the sun sets. :)

  3. Wow, now that’s what I call Summer in a glass. You could also freeze the berries first to keep the drink nice and cold.5 stars

    1. Best idea ever, Janette. You’re hired. ;) But seriously, freezing the berries (or even using some frozen ones like blueberries) is just plain common sense. Thank you for sharing your tips! You clearly know your way around a cocktail.