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Sparkling red, white and blue sangria

Thirsting for a fun, flavorful drink for your upcoming patriotic party? Mix up this sparkling red, white and blue sangria and you’ll want to serve this festive fruity beverage all summer long!

We’ve updated the traditional red wine-based sangria with white wine and St. Germain liqueur (a bright-tasting liqueur made from elderflowers). The white wine allows the eye-catching red and blue colors from the fresh berries to shine through.

If too-sweet sangria isn’t your thing, you’ll love this patriotic drink recipe. Dry white wine (we suggest your favorite sauvignon blanc or chardonnay) keeps this light and bright. You could also try an Albarino (a dry Spanish wine) or a dry Riesling.

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In a large clear pitcher, combine the wine, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and white grape juice. Refrigerate for up to four hours to let the flavors blend.

When it’s party time, slowly stir in the champagne or sparkling white wine and the St. Germain liqueur. To make a patriotic garnish, use a 1-inch star cookie cutter to cut star shapes out of thick slices of apple.

Pour sangria into glasses, making sure a mixture of berries gets into each glass. Attach apple stars to the side of each glass to serve. Serve immediately. Add any remaining apple stars directly into the sangria and keep this festive beverage chilled.

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Pour white wine into large pitcher

Pour Sauvignon Blanc into pitcher


Add berries to drink mixture

add berry mixture to sangria


Mix berries with drink mixture and allow flavors to blend

Mix the drink with fruit


Use a cookie cutter to make small stars out of apple slices

Cut apple stars with a cookie cutter


Pour sparkling sangria into a tall glass

Pour sangria into a tall glass


Make sure to garnish the drink with apple stars

Decorate sangria with apple stars


Sparkling red, white and blue sangria is a delicious Summer drink!

Red white and blue sangria is finished


Sparkling red, white and blue sangria

Yield 10–12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle dry white wine, chilled
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1 pound fresh strawberries, hulled, sliced
  • 1 cup white grape juice
  • 1 bottle champagne (or any variety of sparkling white wine), chilled
  • 3/4 cup St. Germain liqueur
  • 3 to 4 medium to large Granny Smith apples, cut into 1-inch slices

Instructions

  1. In large pitcher, combine white wine, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries,and grape juice.
  2. Cover pitcher and refrigerate for 1 to 4 hours to allow flavors to blend.  
  3. When ready to serve, slowly stir in champagne and St. Germain liqueur.
  4. Cut apple slices with 1-inch star cookie cutter.
  5. Pour sangria into glasses.
  6. Garnish with apple stars on side of each glass.
  7. Serve immediately.

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