Sketch of Spain

Jim Meehan muddles blueberries into his not-too-sweet red sangria
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Sketch of Spain Sangria
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The classic red sangria gets a slight update by muddling fruit (in this case, blueberries) with Cynar, an Italian liqueur.

To learn more, read "Sangria? Sangri-yeah!"

Sketch of Spain

Recipe by Jim Meehan, Tasting Table Drinks Editor

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: N/A

Total Time: 5 minutes


1½ cups blueberries, plus more for garnish

½ cup Cynar

One 750-ml bottle chilled Guimaro Mencia vino tinto

½ cup raspberries, for garnish


Using a muddler or wooden spoon, muddle the blueberries with the Cynar in a pitcher. Note: You can muddle the blueberries and Cynar, then chill the mixture overnight. Just before serving, add the wine and fine-strain into 6 ice-filled wine glasses. Garnish with blueberries and raspberries.

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