This Red, White, and Blue Sangria is simple to make. Bursting with juicy fruits and delicious flavors it is the perfect drink to celebrate Independence Day, Memorial Day, or any summer holiday.
When we went to Spain a few years ago I had the most perfect glass of sangria at a restaurant a block from the boardwalk. It was red wine-based and topped with brandy, not made in a pitcher, and the fruit was added later. I never could find the recipe (I looked, I had images of the bar/restaurant, but no photo of the sangria or the menu), but I still recall just how wonderful that sangria was.
Red, White, and Blue Sangria Recipe
I have since become a lover of Sangria. I prefer my Sangria to be made in advance in a pitcher to allow the fruit time to soak up the wine and liquors, as well as seep out their juices. However, there is something to be said for by-the-glass Sangria, too! When it comes to sangria, it is all good.
This is a white sangria, made with white wine (so a white wine sangria). Sangrias are easy recipes to make. There is no wrong way to make them. This is a wonderful summer drink. The different flavors mix together perfectly.
This is a festive cocktail perfect for a summer barbecue, on July 4th, or Memorial Day weekend. The blue color is provided by the blueberries. The apples provide a white color. The strawberries also provide red color. The raspberries too provide red color. If you like, blackberries can be your blue fruit. Whatever fresh berries and apple slices you use, choose what you and your guests enjoy most! The beauty of sangria is easy to make wonderful flavor combinations using fresh fruit, wine, and liquor!
Tips and variations for making this red, white, and blue Sangria recipe:
● How to hull a strawberry.
● Cut your apples into stars or sparkles for a more festive drink. Use mini cutters! A 1″ star cutter was used on the apples in this recipe to make the star shapes.
● How To Dress Up Your Drink With Fruit Cut-Outs (these are from rinds, but the same principles apply)
● As an aside…I went poking around for Independence Day cookie cutter sets and found these: Ann Clark (made in the USA), 4th of July Cookie Cutter Set (8 piece), 4th of july Cookie Cutters (9 piece)
Most are too large for fruit cutting, but I am posting them because they are fun if you plan on making Homemade Star Cookies or some other shape with Grandma’s sugar sugar cookies recipe for your picnic or BBQ!
● Since the blueberries and raspberries are heavy and will sink, you may want to make a skewer of them to add to each drink served as a garnish (in addition to what was added to make the sangria).
● If you prefer to use a sweet apple, try Honeycrisp, fuji, or gala.
● As far as what white wines to use… that is always personal preference. In this red, white and blue Sangria, Sauvignon Blanc was used. Pinot Grigio or a Dry Reisling is also a good choice. For those that like a sweeter sangria, try Moscato.
● If you double the recipe, serve in a punch bowl. It will be very full.
If you like great sangrias, try one of these tasty sangria recipes:
Red, White, and Blue Sangria Recipe Ingredients:
● 2 large Granny Smith Apples
● 16 ounces of Fresh Strawberries, sliced
● 10 ounces of Fresh Blueberries
● 6 ounces of Fresh Raspberries
● 1.5L White Wine
● 4 ounces Raspberry Vodka
● 4 ounces Triple Sec
● ½ cup Simple Syrup
Red, White, and Blue Sangria Mise en Place:
Red, White, and Blue Sangria Recipe Directions:
1. Wash all your fruit well.
2. Core and then cut the apple into thin slices. Use a 1-inch star cookie cutter to cut stars. Soak the apple pieces in water mixed with lemon juice to stop them from browning if you like.
3. Hull and slice the strawberries.
4. In a large pitcher, add the sliced strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and apple stars.
5. Add the white wine, raspberry vodka, and triple sec.
6. Add the simple syrup.
7. Stir and allow the Sangria to chill for at least 4 hours.
8. As the sangria sits, the raspberries and the strawberries bleed and will give the drink a lovely rosé color.
9. Serve chilled.
10. Refrigerate all leftovers.
As always, drink responsibly, and please don’t drink and drive.
- 2 large Granny Smith Apples
- 16 ounces of Fresh Strawberries
- 10 ounces of Fresh Blueberries
- 6 ounces of Fresh Raspberries
- 1.5L White Wine
- 4 ounces Raspberry Vodka
- 4 ounces Triple Sec
- ½ cup Simple Syrup
- Wash all your fruit well.
- Core and then cut the apple into thin slices. Use a 1-inch star cookie cutter to cut stars. Soak the apple pieces in water mixed with lemon juice to stop them from browning if you like.
- Hull and slice the strawberries.
- In a large pitcher, add the sliced strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and apple stars.
- Add the white wine, raspberry vodka, and triple sec.
- Add the simple syrup.
- Stir and allow the Sangria to chill for at least 4 hours.
- As the sangria sits, the raspberries and the strawberries bleed and will give the drink a lovely rosé color.
- Serve chilled.
- Refrigerate all leftovers.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 322Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 11mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 6gSugar: 28gProtein: 1g
Note: for exact nutritional information, consult your dietitian. All nutritional information provided is simply a guideline.
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