This festive red, white and blue sangria is the perfect addition to your July 4th BBQ. It's easy to make, perfect for making ahead, and so tasty!
If you're hosting, or attending, a Fourth of July celebration, we bet berry sangria will be a welcome addition to the spread. And hosts, this first part is for you: this red, white and blue sangria can be made ahead, and even tastes better the next day!
We make a version of this sangria when we have company throughout the year. We just swap out summer berries for whatever fruit happens to be in season.
It's a great way to serve something a little more exciting than wine and beer without having to craft cocktails while your guests are over.
This particular sangria recipe is ideal for Independence Day not only because of its color palette. This drink makes excellent use of the season's sweetest products: fresh berries.
Aside from the star-shaped apple slices (which are totally optional but highly encouraged, by the way), we went a little outside the box for this sangria recipe.
First, a bit of tart cherry juice adds extra antioxidants and a delicious deep cherry flavor. To balance the tartness from the cherries, we also use Chambord, a raspberry liqueur.
And finally, for the fizzy finish, a bottle of berry kombucha. Feel free to skip the kombucha or substitute it with sparkling wine or even Champagne for an extra boozy hit.
Not only does this red, white and blue Sangria come together in just a few minutes the day before, it's also perfect to make in a large batch.
We love serving cocktails in pitchers for friends, but not every cocktail lasts as well as this sangria. The fruit holds up nicely and the drink will stay well-mixed throughout your party.
Thanks to the cute floating berries and apple slices, this recipe is even more eye-catching as a centerpiece in a large glass pitcher!
At the end of the day, however, even the largest batches of berry sangria won't last forever. Make sure to fill up your cup early and often and enjoy your Fourth of July!
More recipes for your July 4th picnic:
- Four Berry Pie Bars
- July 4th Sheet Cake
- Berry Bourbon Pitcher Cocktail
- Berry Spinach Salad with Raspberry Dressing
- Triple Berry Granola Crisp
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This festive red, white and blue sangria is perfect for the 4th of July - make-ahead, large-batch and so simple, not to mention festive and full of summer berries.
- 1 bottle Pinot Grigio
- ⅔ cup vodka or berry flavored vodka
- 3 oz Chambord liqueur
- 2 -2 ½ cups mixed berries
- ½ cup pear or apple stars*
- ½ cup tart cherry juice or blueberry juice
- 16 oz berry flavored kombucha
- Pour everything into a large pitcher, stir, and let sit 8 hours or overnight until the flavors are well infused. Pour into glasses and enjoy!
*We use a small start-shaped cookie cutter to make the pear or apple stars. It's totally optional - you can also just dice them!
- Category: Cocktails
- Method: Refrigerate
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: red, white and blue sangria