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Stars & Stripes Sangria Recipe for July 4th

A few years ago I went over to a friend’s house and experienced my first sip of sangria. I thought to myself, “wow – what is this amazing drink?!” I’ve always been a fan of fruity cocktail drinks, and now that I’m a wine lover too, sangria is perfect for me.

When my friend Melissa at A Prudent Life asked if I wanted to join in on a summer drink hop, I hopped right in! It’s also our cooking week in our Summer Reading Challenge, so creating a recipe was a perfect fit. I knew I wanted to develop a delicious sangria recipe to share, and with the 4th of July just around the corner my Stars and Stripes Sangria Recipe was born.

Stars and Stripes Sangria Recipe - perfect drink for your Independence Day Party this July 4th StuffedSuitcase.com

Stars & Stripes Sangria Recipe

I wanted to create a red, white and blue sangria drink and chose to use golden delicious apples, strawberries, and blueberries to create my color vision. Then I just needed to add in a white wine, some citrus bubbly, a little vodka, and I was ready to sip and celebrate.

Ingredients used to make Stars and Stripes Sangria Recipe for 4th of July StuffedSuitcase.com drink

The Ingredients (forgot to add the lemonade to the photo!)

One of my disappointments was using frozen blueberries instead of fresh blueberries. I didn’t account for the pink-purple tint that the frozen blueberries would have and I had envisioned my sangria recipe as having a clear white wine color. If you like the color of the beverage, use frozen blueberries. If you’re wanting to have less color, I’d use try fresh blueberries as I think they won’t “stain” the liquid.

Stars & Stripes Sangria
Recipe Type: Drinks
Author: Stuffed Suitcase
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Serves: makes about 2 quarts
Fresh and crisp, this Stars & Stripes Sangria recipe is the perfect summer drink, as well as being great for a 4th of July party.
Ingredients
  • 1 golden delicious apple – sliced in strips “stripes”
  • 10 strawberries – sliced in half then in quarters to create “stripes”
  • 1 cup blueberries – frozen or fresh (frozen gives the beverage a pinkish tint)
  • 1 bottle (750mL) dry white wine – I used Pinot Grigio
  • 1/2 cup vodka
  • 2 cups lemon-lime soda (Sprite / 7UP)
  • 1 cup lemonade
Instructions
  1. Slice and prepare fruit – add to pitcher
  2. Add liquids to pitcher (wine, vodka, soda, lemonade)
  3. Refrigerate overnight
  4. Serve & enjoy!

Recipe for Summer Sangria - Stars and Stripes drink for July 4th StuffedSuitcase.com

Hop on over to see all the other great summer drink recipes my blog friends have created!

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2. Grapefruit Perrier with Vodka and Fresh Raspberries by Dolen Diaries

3. Summer Sangria by One Krieger Chick

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Bentley Hale

Friday 4th of July 2014

Hi there, love the Stars & Stripes Sangria recipe, I featured it on my Independence Day blog post! Check it out! http://siphappensblog.weebly.com/summer-wines

Kimberly

Monday 7th of July 2014

Thanks so much!

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Wednesday 25th of June 2014

That sounds delicious! I'm going to have to make that for our upcoming July 4th party!

Kimberly

Thursday 24th of July 2014

Little late on the reply Ashley, but hope it turned out great!

Randi - Dukes and Duchesses

Wednesday 25th of June 2014

That sounds delicious! I'll definitely be trying it this summer.

Kimberly

Thursday 24th of July 2014

Thanks for stopping by Randi -- hope you enjoy the drink!

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Wednesday 25th of June 2014

I am loving this summer fun recipe! I will be making this one! Pinning too!

Kimberly

Thursday 24th of July 2014

Thanks for the pin DeDe! It's so much fun creating special drinks for the different seasons!

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Wednesday 25th of June 2014

This looks so good! My girlfriends would love this and I can't wait to try it with them.

Kimberly

Thursday 24th of July 2014

It's definitely a great girlfriend drink Paula!