The perfectly patriotic summer beverage: Red, White and Blue sangria.
Are you ready to full-swing into summer mode or what? Whether you’re prepping for memorial day, 4th of July or just a summer barbecue this very festive and patriotic red-white-and-blue sangria is sure to be a hit. Make a batch and keep it on ice while you relax at the beach or on a boat or by the pool. Heck even a lawn chair in the warm sun will do. Enjoy summer while it lasts with this sangria made with Moscato — a deliciously sweet white wine.
Add some juice!
Now, you may notice this sangria has a tint of red. Well, that’s because I added a splash of juice. I like to keep things simple and juice is a really easy way to sweeten your sangria while also adding some extra flavor to the mix.
Get creative, try different flavors.
I chose to use cranberry juice because that’s what I had, but you could really use any juice —or— any carbonated beverage if you like bubbles! I’ve used Fresca, seltzer water, white grape juice… you obviously get a different flavor each time, but it’s fun to try something new! So, don’t be afraid to try different combinations here.
Choose your favorite fruits.
You can also mix up your fruits. I choose blueberries, strawberries and honey dew melon for the red, white and blue effect. But you could also use pomegranate seeds, cherries, raspberries, etc for the red… black berries for a (dark) blue, and dragon fruit or pineapple for the “white.” Close enough, right? We’re going for the overall Americana vibe here so a little creative liberty is totally acceptable. ?
Sangria is just a really great, easy way to serve a crowd.
The thing I love about Sangria vs. other cocktails is that you can make a GIANT batch the night before and it’s ready to go for your party, barbecue, get together, ladies night, whatever. It’s great for serving a crowd. I don’t recommend putting it in a decanter because the fruit can clog the spout. I really love how sangria looks in a simple glass pitcher so that’s what I typically opt for. They also make plastic pitchers if you have rowdy guest, ha!
Here are some special tool you might need to make this red, white and blue sangria.
You will need a melon baller to get nice round balls of melon or you can simple cut the melon into chunks. If you want to get super fancy, you can use a small star fruit and vegetable cutter to cut your melon chunks into stars. I’m not that motivated ? but I’ve seen it done and it is really cute!
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Want more easy cocktails recipes you can make at home?
To make virgin, eliminate wine and vodka and just use a combination of juices or try making a batch using kombucha.