2cupslemon-lime sodalike Sprite, Sierra Mist, etc.
Make Blackberry Simple Syrup
In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, add fresh blackberries, sugar and water. Stir and bring to a boil. Use the back of a wooden spoon or muddler to press on the blackberries to release their flavors and juices.
Turn off heat and allow to sit for 10-15 minutes.
Remove from stove and strain mixture through a fine mesh sieve to remove any blackberry pulp and seeds. You should have roughly 1 cup of blackberry simple syrup.
For the Blackberry Sangria
In a large pitcher, combine the blackberry simple syrup, red wine, pineapple juice, Chambord, and orange curacao. Add extra garnish to the serving pitcher. Stir well and keep refrigerated until ready to serve over ice. You can also serve it at room temperature.
Top with lemon-lime soda just before serving.
Garnish with fresh lemon and lime slices and top with fresh blackberries.
Substitutions: These will change the flavor slightly, but in case you want to use what you have on hand, you can try these swap-outs...
Feel free to substitute orange juice or triple sec for the orange curacao.
You can also substitute the Chambord (a black raspberry liqueur) for a blackberry liqueur or blackberry vodka.
Substitute lemon-lime soda for a lemon lime club soda or plain club soda, or leave it out altogether if you want a richer, stronger sangria.