Red, White, & Blue Sangria For The 4th Of July

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The grill is fired up, good times are rolling, and an ice cold drink is in hand.

That’s what I picture on the 4th of July, and this year, that drink in hand is going to be this red, white, and blue sangria.

Sangria is always a pretty drink no matter what you put in it. The fruits float around with the ice, and as they layer on top of each other, it creates a gradient of goodness. The color theme is obvious here, and the right berries and a bit of melon will do just the trick. I can’t wait to make a pitcher of this and enjoy it on a rooftop in Philly this Friday for the 4th!

pitcher and stirer

Red, White & Blue Sangria

Dry White Wine

Orange Liqueur

Gingerale

Watermelon

Strawberries

Blueberries

Lime

Mint

Pomegranate Juice (optional)

Large Pitcher

Ice

ice and fruit

Fill up a large pitcher half way with ice.

sangria ingredients

Next, toss in your fruit. The thing I love about sangria is that you really can’t go wrong with how much fruit you put in. If you want a sweeter drink, add in a bit more. This time, I used 2 cups of blueberries, 8 strawberries, and 1 cup of watermelon.

fruits in pitcher

watermelon

A dry, white wine is best to use in this recipe. I chose to use a chardonnay, but a pinot grigio or a riesling are good options too!

pouring wine in pitcher

Pour the wine in over the fruit and ice.

things on white

Once I filled up the pitcher a third of the way with wine, I added in 1 cup of orange liqueur and filled the rest up with gingerale. Add in a little lime juice, then stir it all up!

4th of july sangria

Serve over ice in a mason jar and garnish with some mint or a pretty berry skewer. If you want to make it extra sweet, a little dash of pomegranate juice doesn’t hurt!

holding sangria

Cheers to the 4th of July!

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Comments

Lauren -July 2, 2014, 10:54AM

Sangria is my absolute favorite! This sounds delicious! I love the vase that it’s in too as a pitcher, it looks great.

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Juliette Laura -July 2, 2014, 12:21PM

Ohhhh this looks so delish! And so so pretty!

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Kim -July 2, 2014, 1:19PM

Here I am at work looking at this….mouth watering. Is it wrong if I make one now? Sangria is my weakness anyway. Happy 4th!

Emily -July 2, 2014, 10:37PM

This looks absolutely amazing!
Ahh…I may have to make this on Friday. I have no self control when it comes to sangria. :)

Caris -July 3, 2014, 3:22AM

Looks delish! Love the fruit colors too! :)

LoveF&J -July 3, 2014, 3:37AM

Sounds Delicious! It will surely be the best part of the party! And it’s super adorable :) We will definitely be making this for more than the fourth!

JBeltran -July 3, 2014, 3:10PM

You guys read my mind. White Sangria for the 4th it is!

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