Made with white grape juice, semi-sweet white wine, vodka, honeydew melon, blueberries and strawberries. This pretty sangria is patriotic and refreshing. Perfect for celebrating the 4th of July!
★ Why You'll Love this Recipe ★
The perfectly patriotic summer beverage.
Are you ready to full-swing into summer mode or what? Whether you're prepping for Memorial Day, the 4th of July or just a summer barbecue, this very festive and refreshing red-white-and-blue sangria is sure to be a hit.
Make a batch and keep it on ice while you relax at home in the backyard with friends and family. Or pack it to-go for a day on the boat or to sip by the pool.
The great things about Sangria vs. other cocktails is that you can make a big batch the night before and it’s ready to go for your party the next day. It’s great for serving a crowd. Just keep it chilled until you are ready to serve.
★ Ingredients You'll Need ★
This pretty patriotic sangria is made with just a handful of ingredients to create a whimsical red, white and blue look that looks great served in a pitcher.
Here's everything you'll need:
- Semi-sweet white wine. I like Pinot Grigio but you could also use Chardonnay, a White Zinfandel.
- Vodka. You can go with a flavored vodka or just traditional vodka. Your choice!
- White grape juice. This juice has a subtle flavor and just the right amount of sweetness. It really lets the flavor and look of the fresh fruit shine through.
- Honeydew melon. This is where you can have some run. You can cut the melon into star shapes using a small star-shaped cookie cutter, or scoop into balls using a melon baller.
- Blueberries. Fresh-picked blueberries are best. Do not use frozen.
- Strawberries. Fresh is best. Avoid using frozen. Bonus if your strawberries are picked up from a farmer's stand! They are so much brighter and flavorful but store-bought works too as long as they are fresh not frozen.
You can also mix up your fruits. I choose blueberries, strawberries and honey dew melon for the red, white and blue effect.
You could also use pomegranate seeds, cherries, watermelon or raspberries, for the red. Blackberries for a (dark) blue and dragon fruit for the “white.”
We’re going for the overall Americana vibe here so a little creative liberty is totally acceptable.
★ Tips & FAQs ★
I don’t recommend putting sangria in a decanter with a spout because the fruit will clog the spout.
Sangria looks really nice in a large glass pitcher so that’s what I typically opt for.
You can also go with a plastic pitcher if you have rowdy guest (or kids around), ha!
Special Tools You Might Need
To really go all out with this red, white and blue sangria, you can shape your fruit a bit. Particularly the honeydew.
You can simply cut the melon into chunks but a melon baller will give you pretty rounded balls of melon which are super fun.
To take it up a notch, you can use a small star-shaped cookie cutter to cut your melon chunks into stars. I’m not always that motivated but if you have the extra time, it is really cute!
Other Patriotic Decor
If you're planning a Fourth of July party this year or just wanting to show your country pride this summer, check out all the cute red, white and blue party decor on Amazon.
Make this sangria as a mocktail.
To make this sangria virgin, eliminate the wine and vodka and replace with white grape juice, or white cranberry juice.
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The recipe for red white and blue sangria was featured on South Your Mouth!
Red White and Blue Sangria
- 1 cup sliced strawberries
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 cup honey dew melon balls
- 750 ml semi-sweet white wine
- 8 oz vodka
- 8 oz white grape juice
- Wash fruit. Slice strawberries into thirds, removing greens.
- In a 2-liter pitcher, add strawberries, blueberries, honey dew melon then fill with the entire bottle of wine.
- Gently stir in vodka and juice.
- Refrigerate, ideally overnight or for at least 2 hours before serving.