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The Legendary Outback Blackberry Sangria Recipe

Written by Luisa Davis on . Posted in drink

The Outback Blackberry Sangria Recipe is not only easy to make, but it’s also renowned for its taste and flavor. The Outback Sangria Recipe makes use of Jacob’s Creek Moscato to give it a unique taste. The Moscato is an Italian wine, known for its sweet and fruity notes.

It is made from Muscat grapes and has a slight fizz to it. It is generally considered a dessert wine, though it can be had with appetizers as well, such as a light salad. One of the best things about the Moscato is that it has a low alcohol content which doesn’t leave drinkers feeling light-headed.

The Outback Steakhouse recipe also includes Finlandia’s Raspberry vodka that’s known for its raspberry taste with a hint of chocolate.

If you’re thirsty for more on the recipe, then read on to discover all there is to Sangria – its history, recipes, and benefits.

What is Sangria?

Sangria is originally a Spanish drink, and it’s typically a red wine punch, based on Claret. The Europeans make Claret from a combination of drinks such as the Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc.

Sangria made its debut in the United States in the 1956 World Fair and since then has gained popularity all over the country. There are hundreds of Sangria variations all over the world, and each is tastier than the last.

While you can make Sangria from red or white wine, the traditional recipes usually make use of red wine. The punch can be created by mixing soda water, red wine, fruits or fruit juices, and vodka or brandy.

It’s always best to let Sangria cool in the fridge overnight because this releases and intensifies the fruit flavor. Also, if you’re thinking of making Sangria, then invest in a good Sangria pitcher. These pitchers have a pinched opening to keep the fruit from overflowing into the glasses.

What Fruits Can You Add in Sangria?

The traditional Spanish Sangria makes use of fruits like oranges, lemons, and nectarines.

But that does not mean you have to limit yourself. Apart from the Blackberry Sangria, some recipes make use of many types of summer fruits, such as strawberries, peaches, plums, and even watermelons.

How to Make the Outback Blackberry Sangria?

The Outback Sangria recipe is simple to make and requires only a handful of ingredients for a 6 oz. batch.

The Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz. pineapple juice (for sweetness)Wine for Sangria
  • pineapple wedges (for Garnish)
  • 1.25 oz. of Jacob’s Creek Moscato (750 ml)
  • 0.5 oz. of Finlandia’s Raspberry Vodka
  • 0.75 oz. of Monin Blackberry flavor

To create your batch of Sangria, simply mix all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and serve over ice. To create a bigger batch of this recipe, increase the quantity of the ingredients accordingly.

A Variation of the Outback Blackberry Sangria

For those of you who prefer the use of actual fruit in their Sangrias, we’d like to present a variation that does just that.

The Ingredients:

  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1.5 cups Finlandia’s Raspberry Vodka
  • 1 bottle of Jacob’s Creek Moscato
  • 20 oz. can of pineapple slices (don’t throw away the juice)
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon of cornstarch
  • 1 apple
  • 3 cups blackberries
  • 1/2 cup of water

Follow these simple steps to create your version of the Blackberry Sangria with actual fruit.

 

Step One: Start by cutting slices of the apple and lemon and set them aside.

Step Two: To create your blackberry flavor, take a medium-sized saucepan, and add the blackberries, sugar, and water to it. Set the heat at medium and add the cornstarch. Boil the syrup for at least three minutes. Reduce the heat and allow the syrup to simmer for 30 minutes. Next, remove the pan from heat and use a colander to remove the seeds from the blackberry syrup. Once this is done, set the syrup aside and let it cool.

Step Three: Grab your Sangria pitcher and add the Moscato and vodka to it. Also, add one cup of pineapple juice from the pineapple can.

Step Four: Add the lemon and apple slices and the raspberries to the pitcher. Next, pour in the blackberry syrup and stir well.

Step Five: Refrigerate the Sangria for about 3 to 4 hours and serve over ice.

Benefits of the Blackberry Sangria

The benefits of drinking wine are quite well-known. Even white wine is recommended to promote heart health. Wines are made from grapes, which means they contain antioxidants like polyphenols and flavonoids that reduce stress-induced oxidation (loss of vital electrons).

In fact, the American Heart Association recommends that you should consume one drink a day if you’re a woman and two drinks a day if you’re a man.

Apart from the benefits of wine drinking, the Blackberry Sangria recipe we’ve recommended makes use of fruit like raspberries and blackberries, which are also powerful antioxidants. Such antioxidants protect our cells from damage.

All this and more make the Blackberry Sangria a “berry” healthy drink.

Conclusion

The Sangria is an incredibly versatile drink. It’s a favorite among people who love their alcohol to be a little flavorful. Not to mention it also makes a great thirst-quencher on hot summer days.

The moderate use of Sangria has excellent health benefits too, but we recommend exercising caution when drinking it. Because Sangria has such a sweet and fruity flavor, it is only too easy to drink. However, consuming too much Sangria too quickly may sometimes lead to a bad hangover.

You should also avoid using too much sugar in your Sangria because excess consumption sugar can also lead to adverse health effects.

Apart from those words of caution, you should have no trouble consuming this renowned drink. With summer just around the corner, now is the time for you to perfect your Outback Blackberry Sangria Recipe so that you can show off later.

Luisa Davis

Luisa Davis

Luisa Davis is a frelance writer and foodie based in Portland, California. Though raised on her mother's homestyle Italian cooking, she has spent most of the last five years traveling and immersing herself in other countries' cuisines. Her work have been published in various publications, both online and offline.

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