Shrubbie Sangria

Shrubbie Sangria

July 02, 2020

This will be the first Shrubbie that we’ve posted to our blog which actually takes a little bit of prep time. However taking the time to do it right is 100% worth it! In my opinion what makes a really fantastic sangria is fresh fruit and time. You can follow our recommended 12 hour resting time, or simply make the sangria and start drinking it. The longer it sits the better it will taste. We’ve completely loaded this recipe with fresh fruit  and shrubs which makes a wonderfully refreshing and pleasant drink.

We used a cheap Bota box boxed wine and Paul Masson Grande Amber VSOP brandy for both the white and red versions. Combined these two items will end up costing somewhere in the range of $20-25. For an amazing drink to make for a gathering, that’s not too shabby.

I chose to cut all the fruit into smaller than bite size pieces so that the fruit and alcohol could blend their flavors faster. In the end, I don’t actually think it matters. I should also note, that while we really loaded the sangria with fruit, you can leave some of the fruits out. We have a full spectrum sangria recipe listed below but you could make a berry focused vrsioin, or a strawberry pear pineapple. Sangria is a super fun beverage that feels hard to mess up.

Shrubbie Sangria(Red and White)

Prep Time 20 minutes

Resting Time 12 hours(recommended)

Serves 20 5 oz drinks



  • 3L Wine(Pinot Noir or Pinot Grigio depending on white or red preference.)
  • 1 Cup Brandy
  • 1 Lb Strawberries
  • 6 oz Blueberries(a standard clam shell)
  • 6 oz Raspberries(a standard clam shell)
  • ½ Fresh Pineapple
  • 1 Sweet Apple
  • 1 Pear
  • 1 Orange
  • 1 Lime
  • ½ Lemon
  • ¼ Cup Pineapple Lavender Shrub
  • ¼ Cup Raspberry Coriander Shrub(optional)


  1. Cut fruit into bite size pieces(don’t worry about breaking up raspberries or blueberries, just add as whole fruits). Leave skin on all the citrus.
  2. Place all fruit into a large bowl that holds at least 1 ½ gallons of liquid.
  3. Add wine, brandy, shrub(s).
  4. Stir well.
  5. Cover and let rest for 1-12 hours. The longer it sits the better it will taste.
  6. Place sangria in the fridge to chill or layer over ice in the glass for a quick chill.
  7. Enjoy!


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