Cocktails, Fourth of July, Summer

Patriotic Red White and Blue Sangria Recipe

Celebrate summer and patriotic holidays with this refreshing Red White and Blue Sangria recipe with crisp white wine and fresh berries.

A cold refreshing glass of sangria is the perfect drink on a hot day! This 4th of July, make a large pitcher of this patriotic white wine sangria! It’s an easy sangria recipe with Sauvignon Blanc, flavored seltzer water, red and blue fruit, and apple slices cut into star shapes. Make a big batch of this patriotic sangria with just a pitcher and a small star-shaped cookie cutter.

Red White and Blue sangria in a stemmed wine glass on a red and white striped tablecloth.

​Red White and Blue Sangria is the perfect cocktail to serve at your 4th of July celebration, summer barbecue, or Memorial Day picnic. It’s refreshing and full of delicious flavors.

What is Sangria?

Sangria originated in Spain and dates back to the 1800s. The cocktail combines wine, liqueur, fresh fruit, and spices. Sangria is made with either white or red wine. The type of wine used in the sangria recipes dictates the flavor profile.

Red wine pairs well with dark berries and liqueurs. It also compliments holiday spices, like cinnamon or cloves. White wine has a lighter flavor and pairs well with fresh citrus and lighter fruits. 

2 glasses of Red White and Blue sangria in stemmed wine glasses on a red and white striped tablecloth.

This Red White and Blue Sangria is a white sangria. It combines crisp Sauvignon Blanc and fresh blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and apples with berry-flavored vodka and seltzer. The result is a festive sangria ideal for sipping on warm summer days.

Looking for more festive cocktails for summer? Try a frozen Bomb Pop cocktail!

Ingredients for Red White and Blue Sangria

  • Blueberries – Fresh blueberries are fantastic for this sangria. Not only do they add the blue element, but they have a sweet taste.
  • Raspberries – These tart little berries perfectly complement the other berries’ crisp Sauvignon Blanc and sweetness.
  • Apples – Use a star cookie cutter and cut the apples into little stars. They look so festive in the sangria and add the sweetness of apples.
  • Strawberries – Slice fresh strawberries for this sangria. Frozen berries tend to leach their color quickly and change the color to pink. It still tastes delicious but the clear sangria looks more festive.
  • White Wine – Dry white wine like a crisp Sauvignon Blanc or a dry white blend is best for this sangria. Chardonnay’s flavor is a bit overpowering, and Pinot Grigio is a tad too sweet. Sauvignon Blanc is aged in stainless steel barrels which gives it a crisper and fruitier taste. It often has notes of white peaches, pear, lemongrass, and tropical fruits. If you choose to use a sweeter wine, I recommend Pinot Grigio or Moscato.
  • Berry Seltzer – Add a little fizz and the subtle taste of berries with a berry seltzer or lemon lime soda. I used Raspberry and Lime Polar Seltzer for an added splash of citrus.
  • Berry Flavored Vodka – A delicious berry vodka, like Smirnoff’s Red, White, and Berry, adds the perfect amount of extra berry flavor. Plus it adds to the ABV of the sangria 😉 Flavored vodka is also sweet, so it eliminates the need for added sugar or simple syrup.

How to Make Red White and Blue Sangria

This festive sangria is perfect for July 4th or any other patriotic holiday. The blue and red fruit and the star-shaped apples are simple ingredients and they make the cocktail look as good as it tastes.

Step One – First, chill a bottle of wine, either Sauvignon Blanc or a dry white blend.

Step Two – Cut a peeled apple into 1″ thin slices while the wine chills. Then, cut out as many mini stars as possible with a small star cookie cutter or vegetable cutter. Also, cut the strawberries into slices.

Step Three – Add all of the fresh fruit to the bottom of a large glass pitcher or carafe. Pour in the chilled white wine, berry vodka, and berry seltzer. Stir the cocktail.

Step Four – Allow the red white and blue sangria to chill in the refrigerator for an hour. Typically I leave a sangria overnight, but for this recipe, the colors in the fruit will leach into the sangria and turn it pink. It still tastes delicious but looks more festive if the liquid is mostly clear.

Step Five – Serve the sangria in wine glasses and garnish with fresh strawberry slices and apple stars at the glass’s top.

Red white and blue sangria poured from a pitcher into a wine glass.

If you prefer sangria ice cold, add ice to the glasses. I do not recommend adding ice to the pitcher of sangria itself. This may result in a watered-down flavor as the ice melts over time.

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How Long Does This Sangria Last in the Refrigerator?

Sangria typically lasts up to five days open in the refrigerator. Store it in a pitcher or carafe with a sealed lid. The flavors of the sangria deepen and develop over time. This means the flavor may change the next time you drink it.

Red White and Blue sangria in a stemmed wine glass on a red and white striped tablecloth.

​Red White and Blue Sangria is a refreshing summer drink that’s perfect for your next Fourth of July party!

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Red White and Blue sangria in a stemmed wine glass on a red and white striped tablecloth.

Red White and Blue Sangria

Celebrate summer and patriotic holidays with this refreshing Red White and Blue Sangria recipe with crisp white wine and fresh berries.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Chilling Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Beverage
Cuisine Cocktails
Servings 6 people

Equipment

  • pitcher
  • star cookie cutter

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 cup strawberries sliced
  • 1 cup apples cut into stars
  • 25 oz white wine Sauvignon Blanc or dry white blend preferred
  • 2 cups berry vodka
  • 3 cups berry flavored seltzer

Instructions
 

  • Chill a bottle of white wine.
  • Cut a peeled apple into 1" thin slices and cut out mini stars with a small star cookie cutter. Slice 1 cup of strawberries.
  • Add all of the fresh fruit to the bottom of a large glass pitcher. Pour in the chilled white wine, berry vodka, and berry seltzer and stir.
  • Chill the sangria in the refrigerator for 1 hour before serving.
  • Serve in wine glasses and garnish with fresh strawberry slices and apple stars.
Keyword 4th of july, sangria, wine cocktail

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