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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

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 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.
  • 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
  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

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

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    • Kimberly says

      Thanks Melissa! Loved taking part in the Drinks with Girls hop & look forward to more yummy cocktail recipes in the future!

    • Kimberly says

      I love sangria Katie! It’s amazing how different a red sangria can be from a white, and the white ones are so refreshing for the summer!

    • Kimberly says

      Thank you! I loved coming up with a fun way to jazz up a sangria recipe and theme it for the 4th.

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