It's summertime which means it's Sangria time! Sangria is a flavorful cocktail that is super refreshing on a hot summer day. This Fourth of July you should try this Red, White and Blue Sparkling Sangria recipe. It's popular at outdoor parties and very patriotic with the star cut fruit.
My recipe is a cheap, alcoholic option that only takes 10 minutes of prep time. Then, you let the Sangria sit in the fridge for 1-4 hours, depending on how flavorful you want the Sangria to be. Note: the longer the Sangria sits, the redder it will become.
I think the stars just add the perfect touch when serving on the Fourth of July. It only took Granny Smith Apples and a star cookie cutter to make them. You can substitute the apple for other "white" fruit like pears or pineapple. For the red and blue fruit, I used blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries.
This Sangria recipe is quite possibly the cutest summer cocktail and is sure to be a hit! Check out the recipe below for step-by-step instructions.
Red, White, and Blue Sparkling Sangria
- 1 bottle White Wine I used dry Pinot Grigio
- 2 cups Blueberries fresh
- 1 cup Raspberries fresh
- 2 cups Strawberries fresh, sliced
- 3 Granny Smith apples
- 1 cup Apple juice or white grape juice
- 1 bottle Champagne
- Wash the fruit and slice the strawberries.
- Combine the blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, apple juice and white wine together in a large pitcher.
- Cover and refrigerate for 1-4 hours.
- When you are ready to serve, cut the apples into stars using a star cookie cutter.
- Then stir in the champagne, apples and ice.
- Serve immediately.