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Berry Iced Tea Sangria

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Berry Iced Tea Sangria is a lovely white wine sangria with brewed iced tea, plenty of berries and sweetened with honey.

two glasses of berry iced tea sangria

June 10th is National Iced Tea Day! You certainly can celebrate by making your own iced tea and help cool off the summer day. Or you can really celebrate and make this Berry Iced Tea Sangria. It’s certainly a pretty and summery cocktail to share and enjoy. Share your iced tea creation on social media today using the hashtag #NationalIcedTeaDay, #IcedTeaDay and #RecipesForHolidays.

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“American-style iced tea is the perfect drink for a hot, sunny day. It’s never really caught on in the U.K., probably because the last time we had a hot, sunny day was back in 1957.”

-Tom Holt

The History of Iced Tea:

Tea was used as an ingredient in alcoholic punches as far back as the early 1700’s.

(1795) South Carolina was the first place that tea was grown in the United States.

Iced tea dates back to 1823, when Marguerite Countess of Blessington wrote of sipping iced tea in Naples.

Iced tea started to appear in the U.S. during the 1860’s. By the 1870’s it became more mainstream when recipes for iced tea began appearing in cookbooks, and iced tea was for sale in hotels and railroad stations.

In 1904, Richard Blechynden (owner of a tea plantation) introduced iced tea at the World’s Fair in St. Louis. He sold buckets and buckets of iced tea to fair-goers during unusually hot weather.

During Prohibition (1920-1923), iced tea’s popularity was boosted because the average American was forced to find an alternative to illegal alcoholic beverages.

Nowadays, iced tea has become a 5.2 billion dollar industry.

pitcher of berry iced tea sangria

There are two things that are pure delight to drink in the summer months. The first is iced tea. It quenches your thirst, and it’s good with or without sugar. And the second is fruity sangria. It’s a cocktail that goes down too easily when it’s hot outside, and eating fruit in the sangria is a bonus. So put them together to make Berry Iced Tea Sangria, and you have a winner!

Ingredients needed:

  • fresh strawberries
  • fresh blueberries
  • fresh raspberries
  • white wine (sauvignon blanc or pinot grigio)
  • prepared iced tea
  • honey
  • fresh mint leaves
overhead shot of a pitcher of berry sangria

How to make Berry Iced Tea Sangria:

Into a pitcher, add 1 cup strawberries, 1 cup blueberries and 1 cup raspberries. Add 1 bottle of white wine, iced tea (can use store bought) and honey.

Stir to dissolve the honey. Add the fresh mint leaves. Refrigerate for a few hours.

Serve the sangria over ice, garnished with mint leaves and plenty of berries.

glass of berry iced tea sangria

Berry Iced Tea Sangria is a really drink to make, and it’s delicious too. Don’t forget to put plenty of fruit in each glass for munching while drinking. Enjoy!

overhead shot of two glasses of berry iced tea sangria

Fun Facts About Iced Tea:

  • In the United States, iced tea makes up about 85% of all tea consumed.
  • Iced tea popularity led to an “iced tea spoon” being added to silverware sets. This is a teaspoon with a long handle that is used to stir sugar into tea.
  • Iced tea is traditionally served with a lemon wedge, for garnish.
  • In the Southeastern part of the U.S., sweet iced tea is popular.
  • Sun tea is made by by brewing tea bags in a large container of water that sits in the sun for several hours.
  • An Arnold Palmer is a drink made with half iced tea and half lemonade.
  • Popular manufacturers of bottled or canned iced tea are Arizona, Honest Tea, Lipton, Nestea and Snapple.
two glasses of berry iced tea sangria

Berry Iced Tea Sangria

Yield: 1 pitcher of sangria
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes

What a beautiful summer cocktail!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, plus more if desired
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries, plus more if desired
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries, plus more if desired
  • One bottle white wine (Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio recommended)
  • 4 cups iced tea (can use pre-made, store-bought)
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • a small handful of fresh mint leaves
  • ice

Instructions

Into a pitcher, add 1 cup strawberries, 1 cup blueberries and 1 cup raspberries. Add 1 bottle of white wine, iced tea (can use store bought) and honey.

Stir to dissolve the honey. Add the fresh mint leaves. Refrigerate for a few hours.

Serve the sangria over ice, garnished with mint leaves and plenty of berries.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 188Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 11mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 2gSugar: 22gProtein: 1g

Nutritional information is estimated using a nutrition calculator. It's not likely to be 100% accurate.

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